Benjamin Uel Marsh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2420
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Prior to joining the Department of Psychology as an assistant professor, Benjamin Uel Marsh, Ph.D., was an adjunct professor at APU, and taught and mentored students at Claremont McKenna College, Pomona College, and Claremont Graduate University in research design and statistical analysis. As a cognitive psychologist, his research centers on three areas: 1) bilingualism and memory focusing on the language dependent recall effect; 2) biculturalism and memory focusing on how priming ones ethnic and national identity influences memory for faces and other information; and 3) how priming bilingual biculturals’ ethnic (e.g., Latino) and national (e.g., American) identity influences the accessibility of their dominant and secondary languages.


  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Cognitive Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • B.A., Psychology, Birmingham Southern College

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Psychology


  • Biculturalism and Memory
  • Bilingualism and Memory
  • Cross Race Effect
  • Cultural Priming
  • False Memory

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 362 – Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 390 – Cognition
  • PSYC 453 – Bilingualism, Biculturalism, and Cognition
  • PSYC 475 – Research Experience
  • PSYC 511 – Experimental Research Methods