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Carlene Fider



Carlene Fider

Core Faculty

  • Director & Chair of Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • Campus:
  • Pasadena
  • Online
Human Development and Education
Pacific Oaks College
Address Map of 45 W Eureka Street Pasadena CA 91103
45 W Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
Office Phone

Originally from the diverse and beautiful island of Jamaica, Dr. Carlene Fider developed a passion for working with individuals in clinical and academic context. In addition to being a published scholar, a prolific writer, a diligent teacher, and a powerful leader, Dr. Fider enjoys teaching and seminar presentation. Although her primary research focuses on dual professional families, she has interests in child and adolescent development, immigrant marriages, work-family issues and parent education. She has found that the marriage of her clinical and research/academic backgrounds are useful for her students as well as those with whom she works. Dr. Fider has had the opportunity to travel to various parts of the world for pleasure, business, and service/mission, and appreciates experiencing new cultures and new foods. Of most significance are personal and professional relationships that she has formed due to those adventures, and the positive impact they have had on her life. In conjunction with teaching and engaging in Family Life Education endeavors, she sits on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations in Southern California.

Education History
Degree Institution
PhD: Family Studies Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
MS: Marital and Family Therapy Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
BS: Psychology Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Professional Member National Council on Family Relations
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Coordinator of Mental Health
Vice Chair & Secretary, Board or Directors
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Aging/Adult Development Development Across the Lifespan
Child & Adolescent Development General Expertise
Higher Education General Expertise
Marriage & Family General Expertise
Psychology General Expertise
Research Design/Methodology Qualitative Inquiry
Media Exposure

Yahoo! News


Fider, Carlene O., & Olaoshebikan, Shey Q. (2019). An Analysis on Mobile and Interactive Media Use by Young Children: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown. Children and Teenagers, 2 (2), p. 89-91.

Fider, Carlene O., Fox, Curtis A, & Wilson, Colwick M. (2014). Physicians in Dual-Career Marriages: Nurturing Their Relationships. The Family Journal, 22 (4), p 364-370.

Professional Skills
Minority Youth, Parent Education, Immigrant Families, Physician Families, Child Development, Dual Career Professional Couples, Work-family Issues