Randolph (Randy) Quaye

Marian Y. Rudd Professor of Africana, Gender, & Identity Studies; Department Co-Chair


  • B.A., University of Ghana
  • M.A., Acadia University (Canada)
  • Ph.D., Northeastern University


Randolph Quaye, Co-Chair of Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Africana, Gender, and Identity Studies, is an expert in the sociology of health and illness, African development, and social conditions in the African American community. Having recently developed and directed study abroad programs to Kenya and Zimbabwe, Quaye is the author of three books and over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Health Policy, American Journal of Managed Care, Multicultural Journal of Health and Nursing, and International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Sociology of health and illness
  • African development
  • Social conditions in the African American community


  • Underdevelopment and Health Care in Africa
  • African Americans’ Health Care Practices, Perspectives, and Needs
  • Recent Reforms in the Swedish Health Care System: Implications for the Swedish Welfare State

Contact Info


Elliott Hall 211A
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3833
E rkquaye@owu.edu