Carie
Forden

Position
Professor
Department
Department of Psychology

Profile

Brief Biography

Carie Forden received her PhD in social psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1990. She enjoys teaching and mentoring students, and has published and presented on the teaching of psychology. One of her teaching innovations, an online partnership between students at AUC, and was recognized for an Action Teaching Award by The Social Psychology Network in the United States. Her early research focused on the psychology of gender, and included two books: Readings in the Psychology of Gender: Exploring our Commonalities and Differences, and Readings in the Psychology of Women:  Dimensions of the Female Experience.

Forden currently works as a community psychologist and has served as an evaluation consultant and trainer to nonprofit and governmental agencies, both in the United States and Egypt, including WHO, Drosos Foundation, and Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages. She is currently involved in a multi-year collaboration with UNICEF, the Ministry of Social Solidarity and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood to build capacity among Egyptian child protection social workers. In the area of community psychology, Dr. Forden has published on smoking prevention, community psychology in Egypt, and organizational capacity-building. She was recognized by AUC’s Academic Civic Engagement program for her faculty-community partnership with Wataneya Society in 2017.
 

Education

PhD, 1990, State University of New York at Stony Brook

MA, 1986, State University of New York at Stony Brook

BA, 1978, University of California at Santa Cruz

Selected Publications

  • Shash, F.G. & Forden, C. (2016).  Gender equality in a time of change:  Gender mainstreaming       after Egypt’s Arab Spring.  Women’s Studies International Forum, 56, 74-82.
  • Forden, C. & Carrillo, A. (2015).  Smoking and attitudes toward smoking policy at a university in   Egypt.  Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.
  • Forden, C. & Carrillo, A. (2015). A reflection on the impact of culture on campus-community partnerships to build evaluation capacity in rural Pennsylvania and urban Cairo. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 1, 86-104.
  • Slattery, J.M. & Forden, C.L. (2014).  What psychology students learn: Ten skills that any employer will appreciate. Eye on Psi Chi, 19 (1), 14-17.
  • Forden, C. & Carrillo, A. (2014).  Integrating global learning into a psychology course using an online platform.  Psychology Learning and Teaching, 13 (3), 270-278.
  • Carrillo, A. & Forden, C. (2013).  Community psychology practice competencies in Egypt:  Challenges and opportunities.  Global Journal of Community Psychology, 4 (4), 1-12.

Courses Taught

Graduate

Consultation to Nonprofit Organizations

Internship in Community Psychology

Community Assessment and Program Evaluation

Prevention and Intervention in Communities

Community Psychology and Systems Theory

Undergraduate

Introduction to Psychology

Theories of Personality

Community Psychology

Social Psychology

Psychology of Happiness

 

AUC project with UNICEF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPOp1QCp9Zg

More info about the award-winning teaching project that Dr Forden did: http://www.actionteaching.org/award/cultural-understanding