Carlene Fider, Ph.D.
Pivot of Pedagogy: How the Pacific Oaks College Community adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Carlene Olivia Fider is originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Northern Caribbean University (NCU). Due to her desire to obtain skills that would support health family functioning, she relocated to the United States to pursue graduate education in the areas of Marital and Family Therapy (MS) and Family Studies (PhD), both of which she obtained from Loma Linda University Health (LLUH). Since her graduation, Dr. Fider has worked
exclusively in higher education and is currently a professor of Human Development at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. One of her goals is to support students in their academic journeys so that they can take the knowledge gained to the communities who need it most. Dr. Fider is a published author and has many family science research interests which can be condensed into overall family health/functioning, development over the lifespan, and sustainable activism. When not involved in academic work, she is passionate about supporting efforts/organizations that have as their focus social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and advocacy for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). She is grateful to have been able to traveled to various parts of the world for pleasure, business, and service.