The 8th Annual Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
Distinguished Lecture in the History of Psychology

David Baker headshot

David B. Baker, Ph.D.
"Saving Time: The History of Psychology and the Human Experience"

May 19, 2022
5:00 pm — cash bar and hors d’oeuvres | 6:00 pm — dinner | 7:00 pm — lecture

Greystone Hall, 103 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308

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(Registration deadline: Extended to May 15, 2022)

Presentation Overview

Building a home for the history of psychology over the past two decades has afforded ample opportunities for understanding our past and ourselves. This talk will review some of those opportunities, lessons learned, and hopes for the future.


Dr. Baker has more than four decades of experience as a clinician, researcher, educator and administrator. As a professor of psychology he has taught, supervised, advised, and mentored students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a researcher and scholar he has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 70 publications, including four books. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. As the Margaret Clark Morgan Director of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology he has advanced the Center into a place of national and international prominence. During his tenure at the University of Akron he has served in leadership roles as the Interim Dean of University Libraries, Interim Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development, and Interim Provost, Senior Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer.


Add a sponsorship to your registration in honor of this year's featured speaker, Dr. David B. Baker. Your donation will help us continue to bring distinguished speakers to our annual lecture. Sponsorships are available at the Gold ($1,000), Silver ($500), and Bronze ($100) level. You can also sponsor a student registrant for $65. All donors will receive a ticket for the Benjamin lecture and dinner and will be listed in the event program and in our annual newsletter. If you cannot attend the lecture in person, your ticket and dinner can be donated to a student.

Print a Sponsorship Form here.

Question about sponsorship? Contact Dorothy Gruich at or call 330-972-7284


Make a reservation with the Courtyard Akron Downtown using this link for a special group discounted rate of $122/night. The last day to book for the group rate is April 27, 2022.

About the Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr. Distinguished Lecture

Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.

This lecture series honors Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr., an outstanding teacher, scholar, and researcher, whose work has contributed significantly to our understanding of psychology and its history.

The annual Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr. Distinguished Lecture in the History of Psychology is hosted by the CCHP each year in May.

Past lectures are available to view through the CCHP Youtube channel:

2021: Postponed due to COVID-19

2020: Postponed due to COVID-19

2019: Dr. Laura Stark

2018: Dr. David G. Myers

2017: Dr. Keith Humphreys

2016 : Dr. Scott Lilienfeld

2015 : Dr. Elizabeth Loftus

2014: Dr. Andrew Winston

2013: Dr. Henry "Roddy" Roediger