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Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D., ABN.



Professor of Educational


Professor of Neuroscience 

Distinguished Research Scholar 

Texas A&M University 









Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D., 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 (Pediatric Neurology section and Neurological Surgery section) 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 over 50 books including The Clinician’s Guide to the BASC, Clinical Applications of Continuous Performance Tests, 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, the Clinical Assessment Scales for the Elderly, and co-author of several computerized test interpretation systems.  He is senior author of the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS).  He maintained a clinical practice treating trauma victims and individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury for 25 years before retiring from clinical work at the end of 2003. 

Dr. Reynolds holds a diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, of which he is also a past president, and was a diplomate in School Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, prior to retiring his diplomate in 2004. He is a past president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, APA Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics),  APA Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), and APA Div. 16 (School Psychology).  He is a Fellow of APA Divisions 1, 5, 15, 16, 40, and 53. Dr. Reynolds taught courses primarily in the areas of psychological testing and diagnosis and in neuropsychology in addition to supervising clinical practica in testing and assessment. He served as Editor in Chief of Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (1990-2002), the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, as  Editor of Applied Neuropsychology (20042008), and in January of 2009 began a 6 year term as editor in chief of the APA journal Psychological Assessment.  He serves on the editorial boards of 11 other journals in the field. He has served  as Associate Editor of School Psychology Quarterly and of the Journal of Special Education.  Dr. Reynolds has received multiple national awards recognizing him for excellence in research including the Lightner Witmer Award and the early career awards from APA Divisions 5 and 15. He is a co-recipient of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Robert Chin Award and a MENSA best research article award.  In 1999, Dr. Reynolds received the Senior Scientist Award from APA Division 16 (School Psychology). In 2000, he received the National Academy of Neuropsychology’s Distinguished Clinical Neuropsychologist Award, the Academy’s highest award for research accomplishments.  He received the NASP 2003 Lifetime


Achievement Award in Neuropsychology. He received the Buros Institute Distinguished Reviewer Award in 2006.  His service to the profession and to society has been recognized as well through the President's Gold Medal for Service to the National Academy of Neuropsychology as well as the Academy’s Distinguished Service Award,  and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington 50th Anniversary Razor Walker Award for Service to the Youth of North Carolina. He was named Alumnus of the year at the University of NC at Wilmington and has also been elected to the academic hall of fame at the University of Georgia.  In 2010 he received the Jack I. Bardon Award for Lifetime Distinguished Service Contributions to school psychology. He is currently an Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, Professor of Neuroscience, and Distinguished Research Scholar at Texas A & M University.