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Allen Carden

I love developing courses and working with students. “Learning” is such a great way to make a living!

Email: allen.carden@fresno.edu

Professional Experience: higher education teaching and administration since 1971

Personal Experience: significant international travel over the years; many trips taken with student groups

Scholarly Interests: history of just about anything; special interests in early American and European history; Lincoln

Publications: two books in history and numerous articles in history journals

Recommended Reading: anything by American historians David McCullough or Edmund S. Morgan

Favorite Music: classical; Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Hummel, Brahms

Home Church: Riverpark Bible Church, Fresno

Family Info: married to Denice since 1970; two adult daughters and two grandchildren

Favorite Bible Verse: too many great ones to name a favorite

What Matters: understanding and doing God’s will

Pet Peeves: arrogance coupled with stupidity

Subject Expertise: History/Social Science

Education: B.A., Biola College; M.A., California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine (all degrees in history)

Home town: Wheaton, IL & La Mirada, CA

What I Like About FPU: Christian community coupled with academic rigor & location

Significant Influence: the example of my deceased father, a professor in his day