Prof. James Randall

Coordinator, Master of Arts, Island Studies Program

James (Jim) E. Randall:  PhD (U. of Washington, Seattle), MA & BA (York University in Toronto) is Professor of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada. His background training is as an economic and social geographer. Since 2012, he has served as Coordinator of the Master of Arts, Island Studies program at UPEI. He is also the Chair of the Institute of Island Studies, a 30-year old research centre based on Prince Edward Island with a mandate to engage with the public and other island scholars and institutions to build capacity regarding issues relevant to small islands, both on Prince Edward Island and around the world. In 2016, Dr. Randall was appointed a Co-Chair on a UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability. Dr. Randall has served as a Principal Investigator on research projects worth more than $2 million US and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and books. He is currently leading a 12-island research project exploring the issue of small island governance and sustainable development. He has also signed a contract to publish an introductory textbook on Island Studies, due out in February, 2020.