Kantor Lecture

Upcoming Events

Here are just a few notable speakers from past years:
  • 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)
  • Roy Baumeister (then of Case Western Reserve 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

2018 - 2019

Kantor Speaker Daniel Simons: Do “Brain Training” Programs Work? (129770)

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

Kantor Speaker Daniel Simons: “Missing What’s Missing…” (129771)

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

2017 - 2018

‘The Prenatal Origins of Perceptual and Social Development’ (103136)

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

‘Development as Explanation’ (103137)

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

'Sexism, Expertise, and Accountability' (38883)

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

'Using Science to Challenge Commonsense' (38876)

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

Beyond nature vs. nurture (38463)

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