Professor emeritus and distinguished research scholar at Texas A&M University, Cecil Reynolds earned his doctorate from the University of Georgia under the tutelage of Dr. Alan S. Kaufman, with a major in school psychology and minors in statistics and clinical neuropsychology. During his long career as an educator, clinician, and researcher, he has developed many highly regarded psychological tests, authored more than 300 scholarly papers, and written or edited more than 50 books, including the Handbook of School Psychology, the Encyclopedia of Special Education, The Energetic Brain, and the Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology.
Nationally recognized for his work, Dr. Reynolds has received the Lightner Witmer Award from the American Psychological Association (APA), Early Career Awards from two APA divisions, the Senior Scientist Award from APA’s Division of School Psychology, the Robert Chin Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the Jack I. Bardon Award for Lifetime Distinguished Service Contributions to school psychology.
Dr. Reynolds has been President of NAN, as well as three divisions of APA (Clinical Neuropsychology; School Psychology; and Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics). He has also served on the executive boards of NASP, three APA divisions, and APA’s Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment. In addition, Dr. Reynolds has been editor-in-chief of three professional journals—Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Applied Neuropsychology, and Psychological Assessment.