Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
Director of the Southeast San Diego Tutoring Program
Tim Randell has taught at USD since 2006. He teaches undergraduate courses in writing and literature, and he serves as director of the Southeast San Diego Tutoring Program. His interests include modern American poetry and fiction, postmodern/contemporary world literature, and literary theory (particularly psychoanalytic and dialectical criticism).
Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago; English
M.A., Loyola University, Chicago; English
B.A., Loyola University, Chicago; English
Scholarly and Creative Work
Randell's research focuses on the ideology of literary forms and aesthetic strategies of modern American writers. His article, “Metafiction and the Ideology of Modernism in Fitzgerald’s ‘Winter Dreams,’” appears in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review 10.1 (2012): 108-129.
Randell has taught a variety of courses, including the modern Great American novel, American expatriate literature, literature of the Jazz Age, the American Dream in modern/postmodern drama, the postmodern novel, detective fiction, the comic novel, composition and literature, poetry from the Renaissance to the present, introductory and advanced composition, and writing for graduate students. As director of the Southeast San Diego Tutoring Program, Randell places USD interns in local elementary and middle schools to tutor children in reading and math, and he encourages all USD undergraduates to join the program to gain valuable experience and to earn academic credit. He has elsewhere served as a director of writing centers, and he has taught reading, developmental writing, and writing for international students (ESL).