Newsmaker: Carie Forden
Noteworthy: Forden, who teaches psychology at Clarion University, received a 2013 Social Action Teaching Award from the Social Psychology Network for a project titled “Building Cross-Cultural Understanding Through Facebook.” The project required Clarion students and Egyptian students at the American University in Cairo to incorporate social media into a plan they develop to reduce prejudice between Muslims and non-Muslims. Amy Carrillo of the American University was a co-recipient of the award.
Residence: Oil City
Family: Husband, David Perry; son, Gray, 13
Background: Forden has been teaching at Clarion since 1992. Prior to that, she taught at LaGuardia Community College and Queens College in New York City.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz; master's degree in psychology in 1982 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she also earned a doctorate in psychology.
Quote: “The thing that was significant about this project is that it not only was a collaboration between Dr. Carrillo and myself, it was a collaboration between the students from both universities.”
— Tony LaRussa