Randolph Hollingsworth, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Provost, Division of Academic Excellence
  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • History
112 Frazee Hall, CAMPUS 0032
(859) 257-0047
Research Interests:

Ph.D., 1999, American History, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY Fields: Southern History, Women’s History, 19th Century U.S. History, Feminist Critical Theory
M.A. in Teaching, 1981, Social Studies, COLGATE UNIVERSITY with permanent teaching certificate in secondary ed. social studies
A.B., 1979, History, VASSAR COLLEGE


Currently an administrator focusing on interrelationships across traditional silos in educational settings, I am especially interested in the teaching and learning of history as a form of civic engagement. Much of my historical research and teaching is conducted within open educational environments, leading to multiple avenues for communication and collaboration. Currently, I am working on a statewide initiative "Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project" which includes a digital portal hosted in H-Kentucky of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online, an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet together with open access principles.

Please feel free to contact and/or contribute at any of the following publication sites:


Currently working on a manuscript for the University Press of Kentucky on the history of Kentucky women from pre-history to contemporary times.

Graduate Training

Commonwealth Humanities Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky (1999)
Quality Matters Master Reviewer (certification renewed bi-annually)

Selected Publications: 

“Memoirs of an Avatar: A Feminist Exploration of Right-Wing Worlds Flourishing in SecondLife.com,” Women of the Right: Comparisons and Exchanges Across National Borders, co-edited by Kathleen Blee and Sandra McGee Deutsch. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2012.

“‘Mrs. Boone, I presume?’ In Search of the Idea of Womanhood in Kentucky’s Early Years,” in Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852, edited by James Klotter and Daniel Rowland. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012.

Lexington, Kentucky: Queen of the Bluegrass, Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.

“Mag Preston: Personal Honor in Southern Politics,” in The Human Tradition in the Old South, edited by James Klotter. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Press, 2003.

“A Case Study of the Kentucky Virtual University” in The World of Open and Distance Learning, Vol. II, co-edited by V. Venugopal Reddy and Manjulika Srivastava. New Delhi: Viva Books Private Ltd, 2002.

Introduction, Lucy Stone: Pioneer Woman Suffragist, by Alice Stone Blackwell (orig. pub. 1930). Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2001.

“Women of Kentucky: Our Legacy, Our Future” video consultant and interviewee (produced by Peridot Co., and first broadcast on Ky. Educational Television, August 6, 2000).

“Claiming the Commons: Constructing an American Identity,” American Dreams and Reality, Vol. I. Wheaton, IL: Abigail Press, 2000.

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