Dr. Marsha Driscoll

Professor, Department Chair

Office/Department: Psychology

Location: Hagg-Sauer Hall 211

Phone: (218) 755-2848

Box #: 23

Email: mdriscoll@bemidjistate.edu

Website: Faculty Website

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Marsha Driscoll was born and raised in Charleston, WV. She taught middle school in North Carolina before she became a psychologist. Prior to coming to Minnesota, she had a diverse private practice conducting psychotherapy with adults and behavioral health consultations for nursing homes. She also administered psychological assessments for Midwest Ministry Development Services.

Dr. Driscoll received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the field of political science. Her first M.A. is in Anglo-American Social and Intellectual History from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Her second M.A. and her Ph.D. are in Counseling Psychology from the Ohio State University.


  • Ph.D., M.A. Ohio State University
  • M.A. University of East Anglia-England
  • B.A. University of North Carolina-Greensboro


  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Personality Theories
  • Lifespan Development (on-line
  • Honors Courses

Research Interests

Dr. Driscoll is particularly interested in effective pedagogy to increase critical thinking and metacognitive development. Her interdisciplinary academic games include Charles Darwin, the Copley Medal, and the Rise of Naturalism: 1862-1864 (2010) and Confronting Mind and Machine: Alan Turing and the Quest for Artificial Intelligence, Manchester 1949 (in development).