About Cecil R. Reynolds

A highly esteemed American Neuropsychologists who has authored hundreds of research articles, numerous books, and dozens of psychological tests.

Meet Cecil R. Reynolds

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 is the author of more than 300 scholarly publications and author or editor of over 50 books including The Energetic Brain and the Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology. He is the author of more than 40 commercially published tests including the Behavior Assessment System for Children (the most widely used measure of its kind in the English-speaking world), the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales, and the Test of Memory and Learning. Dr. Reynolds is a diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology, and a Past President of both of these Boards, and was a diplomate in
School Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, prior to retiring his diplomate in 2004. He was elected a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in 2012. 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 to extend his forensic practice and writing efforts.

He is a past president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, APA Divisions 5 (Evaluation,
Measurement, and Statistics), 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), and 16 (School Psychology). He is a Fellow of APA Divisions 1, 5, 15, 16, 40, and 53. He served as Editor in Chief of Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (1990-2002), Applied Neuropsychology (2004-2008), and the prestigious APA journal Psychological Assessment (2009-2015), and is now Editor of the APA’s open access journal, Archives of Scientific Psychology, and Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology. Dr. Reynolds has received multiple national awards recognizing him for excellence in research and for service to the profession, including the Lightner Witmer Award, the Jack Bardon, Award, and the Nadine Murphy Lambert Award (given only periodically for distinguished contributions to the profession that are of unusual depth and breadth), along with
APA Division 16 Senior Scientist Award, the Samuel A. Messick Award for Distinguished Contributions to Measurement Science, and the Distinguished Clinical Neuropsychologist as well as the President’s Gold Medal Award both from the National Academy of Neuropsychology. A 2020 quantitative review of impact on the field of clinical neuropsychology published in the Oxford Handbook of the History of Clinical Neuropsychology ranked Dr. Reynolds as the 7 th most influential person in the history of the field. He is Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, Professor of Neuroscience, and Distinguished Research Scholar at Texas A & M University and currently practices Forensic Neuroscience in Austin Texas.

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