Alicia King Redfern, nee Alicia King, was born and raised in Washington, DC. In 1989 she received her doctorate degree from Temple University in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Research. In 1999, she received a postdoctoral certificate in gerontology from the National Institute on Aging at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.
She is currently an associate professor of psychology at Bloomsburg University. She is currently chair of the Gender Issues & Social Justice Committee of the faculty union (Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculty), co-chair of the Teaching and Learning Enrichment Center (TALE) Faculty Learning Community, and a member of the Gender & Women Studies Minor Advisory Board, Black History Month Committee, Commission on the Status of Women, and the University Black Caucus.
She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Gerontological Society of America, American Association for Higher Education, and Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education (PBCOHE). In the community, she currently serves as president of the Women's Center Inc. of Columbia/Montour. She is a member of the board of directors of the United Way of Columbia County and an anti-oppression trainer for the Town on Bloomsburg/Bloomsburg University Task Force on Racial Equity.
She has received several outstanding leadership awards from organizations such as The Women's Center of Columbia/Montour and PBCOHE, and was the 2004 recipient of the Outstanding Woman Faculty of Color in the Academy Award presented at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
She has several publications and has made numerous presentations at local, regional and national conferences and workshops on topics related to her areas of interest and expertise, which includes students of color in higher education, aging, and Africana womanism.