Dr. A.J. Marsden


Dr. A.J. Marsden is a former U.S. Army surgical nurse who now serves as an assistant professor of human services and psychology at Beacon College. 

Marsden specializes in human development, motivation, emotion and attitudes, abnormal psychology, including PTSD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and eating disorders, human sexuality and health psychology.

She also serves as an industrial/organizational psychologist with Thought Leadership Leverage in New York.

Marsden has been quoted by: Good Housekeeping, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Associated Press, Voice of America, Fortune.com, The Atlanta Constitution & Journal, U.S. News & World Report.com, Reader’s Digest, Fast Company.com, Men’s Fitness, The Asheville Citizen-Times, The Express-Telegraph, Marketwatch.com, Glamour.com, GoodCall.com, Self.com, VFW magazine, TheHealthJournal.com, Lifescript.com, MEL magazine, Shape, Papas Y Mamas (Univision), LifeZette, Mic.com, VICE, Telemundo.com, Prevention.com, Human Resource Executive, Minority Nurse,  Recovery.org, The Society of Human Resource Management magazine, Working Mother magazine, TheList.com, Verywell, HowStuffWorks, ThoughtCo, 9Coach.com, and NBC News’ BETTER.com, The Greeley Tribune, Bustle, Rodale’s Organic Life, MDAlert, Max Sports and Fitness, Military Officer Magazine,  CafeMom, and Tonic, Ozy, Paste Magazine, The Center for Public Integrity, Greatist, The Epoch Times, and Mindful(lishly).

She formerly co-wrote the popular “Myth on the Mind” online column for Psychology Today.

Her op-eds have appeared in The Hill and she is a regular contributor to the Central Florida 100, a weekly commentary roundup in The Orlando Sentinel featuring 100 of the region’s thought leaders.

She has been a featured guest on Viewpoints Radio, WMFE 90.7’s (Orlando’s NPR affiliate) “Intersection,” and on Georgia Public Radio’s “On Second Thought.”

Marsden earned her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.