Ludy Benjamin, Jr. is Professor of Psychology and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University and holder of a Presidential Professorship in Teaching Excellence. He received his PhD in experimental psychology from Texas Christian University in 1971, specializing in perception. From 1970 to 1978 he was a member of the faculty at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Following a two-year appointment in Washington, DC as Director of the Office of Educational Affairs for the American Psychological Association (APA), Benjamin joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1980. His research specialty is the history of psychology where he has focused on the development of the early American psychology laboratories and organizations, on the origins of applied psychology (especially clinical psychology and industrial-organizational psychology), and on the popularization of psychology, including a concern with the evolution of psychology's public image. Benjamin is a past president of two of the divisions of the APA: the Division on the History of Psychology and the Division on the Teaching of Psychology and is also past president of the Eastern Psychological Association. He is the author or editor of 20 books and more than 130 articles, chapters, and reviews in psychology. He lives in College Station, TX with his wife Priscilla Benjamin, a librarian (ret.).