Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology
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Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (512) 656-5075
Primary Emphasis Area: School Psychology
Short Bio
Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, ABN, ABPdN, earned his Doctoral Degree from the University of Georgia in 1978 under the tutelage of Dr. Alan S. Kaufman, with a major in School Psychology and minors in Statistics and in Clinical Neuropsychology. He served an internship divided between the Medical College of Georgia and the Rutland Center for Severely Emotional Disturbed Children. Prior to joining the Texas A & M University faculty in 1981, Dr. Reynolds was a faculty member at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he served as Associate Director and Acting Director of the Buros Institute of Mental Measurement, after writing the grants and proposals to move the Institute to Nebraska following the death of its founder, Oscar Buros. His primary research interests are in all aspects of psychological assessment with particular emphasis on assessment of memory, emotional and affective states and traits, and issues of cultural bias in testing. He is the author of more than 300 scholarly publications and author or editor of 55 books including the Handbook of School Psychology, the Encyclopedia of Special Education, and the Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology. He is the author of several widely used tests of personality and behavior including the Behavior Assessment System for Children and the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale. He is also senior author of the Test of Memory and Learning, Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales, and more than 30 other commercially published psychological and neuropsychological tests, and coauthor of several computerized test interpretation systems. He currently practices forensic neuroscience nationally out of Austin TX.
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Reynolds, C. R., & Horton, A. M. (in press). Assessment of frontal lobe and executive functions across the life span. Psychology in the Schools. (In Press)

2. Mayfield, J., & Reynolds, C. R. (in press). Neuropsychological Assessment. In T. B. Gutkin & C. R. Reynolds (Eds.), The handbook of school psychology (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. (In Press)

3. Dowdy, E., Kamphaus, R. W., & Reynolds, C. R. (in press). The role of diagnosis and classification in school psychology. In T. B. Gutkin & C. R. Reynolds (Eds.), The handbook of school psychology (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. (In Press)

4. Riccio, C. A., & Reynolds, C. R. (2013). Principles of neuropsychological assessment in children and adolescents. In D. Saklofske, Psychological assessment of children and adolescents. Oxford

5. *Harrison, J.R., Vannest, K.J., & Reynolds, C.R (2013) Social validity criteria applied to a screening instrument for emotional and behavioral issues. Journal of Behavioral Disorders, 38 (3), 171-182. (ISI .91) *

6. Reynolds, C.R., Vannest, K.J. & Fletcher-Janzen, E. Editors. (2013). Encyclopedia of Special Education 4th Edition, Wiley

7. Riccio, C. A., Blakely, A., Yoon, M., & Reynolds, C. R. (2013). Two-factor structure of the Comprehensive Trail Making Test in adults. Applied Neuropsychology-Adult, 20, 155-158

8. Kahn, D., Riccio, C. A., & Reynolds, C. R. (2012). Comprehensive trail making test (CTMT): Gender and ethnic differences for ages 8-18. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 1, 53-56 *

9. Harrison, J.R., Vannest, K.J., *Davis. J.L. & Reynolds, C. (2012). Most common problem behaviors in the US student population. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. 20 (1), 55-64 *

10. Reynolds, C.R., Vannest, K.J., & Harrison, J.R. (2012). The Energetic Brain: The Truth about ADHD. Wiley

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Janet Dunbar (Spring, 1999), Ph.D.
Patricia Lowe (Summer, 2000), Ph.D.
Mary Barringer (Fall, 2000), Ph.D.
Michael Ramsay (Fall, 2000), Ph.D.
Kim Marie Ryan-Arredondo (Spring, 2002), Ph.D.
Cynthia gonzales (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Christine French (Summer, 2003), Ph.D.
Colleen Adele Conoley (Fall, 2003), Ph.D.
Deborah Weber (Summer, 2004), Ph.D.
Cassandra burns Romine (Summer, 2004), Ph.D.
Kathryn Stroud (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Kelly Gene Arnemann (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Gordon Lamb (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Dedra Lemon (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editor (2009 - 2015). Psychological Assessment

Editor (2004 - ). Applied Neuropsychology

Editorial Board Member (2003 - ). Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Editorial Board Member (2003 - ). Educational Psychology Review

Editorial Board Member (2003 - ). Journal of Head Injury

Assoc Editor (2002 - ). School Psychology Quarterly

Editorial Board Member (2002 - 2009). Psychological Assessment

Editorial Board Member (1997 - ). Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology

Editorial Board Member (1996 - ). Learning Disabilities Quarterly

Editorial Board Member (1996 - ). Neuropsychology Review

Editorial Board Member (1993 - ). Research in the Schools

Editorial Board Member (1992 - ). Canadian Journal of School Psychology

Editorial Board Member (1992 - 2001). Child Assessment News

Editor (1991 - 2002). Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Editorial Board Member (1984 - ). Computers in Human Behavior

Editorial Board Member (1984 - ). Journal of Learning Disabilities

Editorial Board Member (1982 - 2001). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

Editorial Board Member (1980 - ). Educational and Psychological Measurement

Editorial Board Member (1980 - ). Journal of School Psychology

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2004). President.  APA Division of School Psychology

(2002). President.  National Academy of Neuropsychology

(1999). Presidency.  APA Divisions 5 and 40


(Various). Fellow.  American Psychological Association, Divisions 1, 5, 15, 16 and 40

(2007). Lifetime Achievement Award.  2007 Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished contributions, American Board of School Neuropsychology.

(2007). Distinguished Achievement Award in Research.  The Association of Former Students

(2006). Neuropsychology Service Award.  National Academy of Neuropsychology

(2005). Lifetime Achievement.  Distinguished Alumnus Award fr om University of Georgia

(2003). Lifetime Achievement Award in School Neuropsycholo.  NASP

(2001). Distinguished Service Award.  National Academy of Neuropsychology

(2000). Distinguished Neuropsychologist.  National Academy of Neuropsychology

(2000). Distinguished Contributions & Career.  National Academy of Neuropsychology Distinguished Clinical Neuropsychologist Award

(1999). Senior Scientist Award.  American Psychological Association Div. 16

(1998). Razor Walker Award.  University of North Carolina at Wilmington and CAPE.

(1997). President's Medal.  National Academy of Neuropsychology

(1986). Research Award.  AFS Distinguished Achievement Award

(1980). Lightner Witmer Award.  APA Div. 16 - Early Career Achievements

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