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 Business School faculty at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. He completed his Ph.D. in 2003. After 10 years in California, Randall returned to his native Pacific Northwest to launch a China MBA Program and teach Global Business at Concordia University in Portland. In 2012 he retired from full-time work and moved to Eugene, Oregon.