Kantor Lecture

Here are just a few notable speakers from past years:
  • Daniel Simons (University of Illinois)
  • Steven Maier (University of Colorado)
  • Eugene Borgida (University of Minnesota)
  • Susan Goldin-Meadow (University of Chicago)
  • Paul Rozin (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Kay Deaux (City University of New York)
  • Edward F. Zigler (Yale University)
  • Alice Eagly (Northwestern University)
About the Series

JR Kantor

The J.R. Kantor Memorial Lecture brings eminent psychologists to campus for several days to offer lectures to the College community as well as to the Psychology Department, and to meet with students.

Support for this lecture series comes from the estate of the late Prof. Kantor, who spent a long career at Indiana University and the University of Chicago, and who had many ties to the Department of Psychology at Denison.

Series Archives

2019 - 2020

Claude Steele

Denison University Psychology Department welcomes Kantor Speaker Claude Steele presenting a lecture.

2018 - 2019

Daniel Simons

Denison University Psychology Department welcomes Kantor Speaker Daniel Simon presenting Do “Brain Training” Programs Work?

Daniel Simons

Denison University Psychology Department welcomes Kantor Speaker Daniel Simon presenting "Missing What’s Missing..."

2017 - 2018

Higley Hall

The Kantor Lecture Series presents "Exploring the Prenatal Origins of Perceptual and Social Development."

Robert Lickliter

The Kantor Lecture Series presents "Understanding Instinctive (Species-Typical) Behavior Without Appeals to Nativism: Development as Explanation."

2016 - 2017

The Kantor Lecture Series welcomes University of Michigan professor Abigail Stewart presenting "Creating an Inclusive Academic Culture."

2015 - 2016

The Kantor Lecture Series welcomes Steven Maier, University of Colorado Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Center for Neuroscience.

2013 - 2014

Photo of Eugene Borgida

The Kantor Lecture Series welcomes Professor Eugene Borgida presenting “The Generalizability of Gender Bias: Effects of Sexism, Expertise, and...”

Photo of Eugene Borgida

The Kantor Lecture Series welcomes Professor Eugene Borgida, presenting “Bringing the Mind into the Courtroom: Using Science to Challenge Commonsense.”

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The J.R. Kantor Memorial Lecture Series welcomes Jenny Saffran presenting "Beyond nature versus nurture: Changing views of infant language development."