The College of The Bahamas
           School of English Studies
Faculty and Staff

Randall Pinder, Ph.D.      

Assistant Professor of English
ENG 119 Coordinator
School of English Studies

Dr. Pinder was an education major (English and Religious Studies) at the College of The Bahamas, completing the Associate's Degree and Teacher's Certification Programme in 1991. He went on to Stetson University to complete his Bachelor's Degree in English and then on to Wake Forest to complete his Master's in English.

He returned home to Nassau in 1995 and taught high school English for 4 years before joining the COB family in the School of English Studies. During the next 6 years, he taught English and Literature courses, working as College English Coordinator and later as Head of Department.

In 2006, he began his Ph.D. studies in the Joint Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and he graduated in April 2011. His dissertation is "Adult Learners' Expectations and Understandings of Literacy and Their Participation in Adult Literacy Programs".

His research interests include college composition and adult literacy.

Dr. Pinder has taught a variety of courses at COB:

  • ENG 108: The Oral Tradition in Bahamian Literature
  • ENG 119: College English Skills I
  • ENG 120: College English Skills II
  • ENG 124 Introduction to Criticism
  • ENG 208: Bahamian Literature
  • ENG 300: Advance Writing: Bahamian Culture and Society
  • ENG 311: Literary Theory