Randall Donohue, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty Member


Randall Donohue grew up on his family’s farm in the State of Washington. He and his wife, Virginia, served together as U.S. Peace Corps volunteers in India.

In 1979, Randall was appointed to manage Washington State’s first overseas trade office, and so with two young sons, the Donohues moved to Singapore.  In 1982, Randall became a regional director in the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office covering 14 Asian markets from Singapore. Ten years later, he moved into higher education as a faculty member at Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

After 23 years in Asia, Randall joined the School of Business (now Management) at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.  After 10 years at CLU, he returned to his native Pacific Northwest to launch a China MBA Program and teach Global Business at Concordia University in Portland. 

In 2013 he retired from full-time work and moved to Eugene, Oregon to become an active member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon.  Randall maintains a keen interest in peoples, cultures and geo-political developments throughout the Indo-AsiaPacific region.


Ph.D. International Business, University of South Australia (2003).

M.Sc. International Marketing, University of Strathclyde, UK (1994). 

B.A. Rhetoric (Pre-Law), Willamette University, Oregon USA (1969). 


As a member of the International Relations group at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (University of Oregon), Randall develops and presents a series of “country profiles” about Indo-Asia-Pacific history, peoples and cultures, economics, politics and issues affecting the global community. During 2014-15, his profiles of China, India, Indonesia and Singapore attracted enthusiastic audiences. Currently, Randall is updating his unit on “Conflicts in the South China Sea”, addressing competing territorial claims in the region, especially between China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

He also continues to teach International Business for post-graduate students at California Lutheran University.  More than a teacher, Randall sees himself as a mentor, a trusted counselor, advisor and supporter. He enjoys encouraging students and entrepreneurs of all ages to achieve their full potential, especially as they “go international.” To be effective in the mentoring role, Randall maintains key relationships with leaders in business, government, and civil society. He keeps abreast of advancements and trends in international management and global affairs, monitors evolving technologies for learning, and generally tries to model responsible earth citizenship.

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