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Newsmaker: Carie Forden |

Newsmaker: Carie Forden

| Friday, July 19, 2013 12:01 a.m
Carie Forden, 56, of Oil City teaches psychology at Clarion University. She recently received a 2013 Social Action Teaching Award from the Social Psychology Network.

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.

Age: 56

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

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