Candice Rowser began her career as an educator in 2005 with the New York City Department of Education as a Substitute Teacher. She was a part-time faculty member of the City University of New York (CUNY) from 2008 until 2018, first as a Continuing Education Teacher at LaGuardia Community College and later an Adjunct Assistant Professor. From 2009 until 2010 Dr. Rowser taught at Westchester Community College, State University of New York (SUNY). From 2010 to 2018, she taught history and political science courses at three CUNY campuses including Kingsborough Community College, Hunter College, and Bronx Community College. Dr. Rowser taught briefly at St John's University following her graduation in 2010. She taught African-American history part-time at Fordham University for the 2018-2019 academic year. The wide range of courses she has taught include: World History, World Politics, African History, African-American History, European History, American Government, and Politics of Economics.
Dr.Rowser studied at St. John's University completing the Doctor of Arts Modern World History program which provided her interdisciplinary training. Her Master's degree in Africana Studies from the University at Albany, SUNY has also allowed her to examine the experiences of Africa's peoples, both on the continent and in the Diaspora, through various fields of study. Her research interests include global human rights, particularly the experiences of marginalized communities.