David B. Baker, Ph.D.

David B. Baker, Ph.D.

Title: Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Margaret Clark Morgan Executive Director, Cummings Center for the History of Psychology
Dept/Program: Psychology
Office: CAS 362
Phone: 330-972-8487
Email: bakerd@uakron.edu
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David B. Baker is the Margaret Clark Morgan Executive Director of the Center for the History of Psychology and professor of psychology. He received his Ph.D. in 1988 from Texas A & M University. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. As a historian of psychology, he teaches the history of psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level, and does research and writing on the rise of professional psychology in America during the 20th century.


Baker, D. B. (Ed.) (2012). The Oxford Handbook of the History of Psychology: Global Perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.

Faye, C., & Baker, D. B. (2011). The Center for the History of Psychology. History of Psychology, 55, 219-223

Vaughn-Blount, K., Rutherford, A., Baker, D., & Johnson, D. (2009). History’s mysteries, demystified: Becoming a psychologist-historian. American Journal of Psychology, 122, 117-130.

Benjamin, L. T., Jr., & Baker, D. B. (2009). Recapturing a sense of community, continuity, and context in psychology: A role for history. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4, 97-98.