Department of Psychology

Psychology Receives Major Donation Honoring Emeritus Professor and Supporting Undergraduate Students

UNCW and the Department of Psychology are excited to announce the endowment of a scholarship by Dr. Cecil Reynolds (Psychology, 1975) honoring his undergraduate mentor, Dr. Robert T. (Bob) Brown, Professor Emeritus of Psychology. The award will annually fund a student in the Department of Psychology who is presenting as first author a research paper at a scientific meeting.

RobertBrown Dr. Brown received his Bachelor's degree from Hamilton College (1961) and his Ph.D. from Yale University (1966), where he was mentored by the eminent scientist William Kessen, Ph.D. Dr. Brown served on the UNCW faculty for over three decades and was a leader of our intellectual community. His unwavering commitment to rigorous research methodology and skeptical inquiry were apparent to his students and colleagues alike while his courses in research methods, science and pseudoscience, and the history of psychology were legendary. Within the profession, Dr. Brown was particularly known for his editorial work serving as the editor for two book series and on the editorial boards of a number of journals. He was an active supporter of the Museum of World Culture's and had a great deal to do with augmenting its collections.

CecilReynoldsDr. Reynolds is a leader in the fields of school and educational psychology. He is particularly well known for his research in psychological and neuropsychological assessment with children. After earning his Bachelor's Degree from UNCW (1975), he went on to earn a Doctoral Degree from the University of Georgia in 1978. His research contributions have been vast and include all aspects of psychological assessment ranging from assessment of memory, emotional and affective states and traits, to issues of cultural bias in testing. He is the author of more than 300 scholarly publications and author or editor of 33 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 and co-author of several computerized test interpretation systems. Dr. Reynolds is Editor-in-Chief of Psychological Assessment and is Associate Editor of Archives of Scientific Psychology.

Dr. Reynolds was named the UNCW Distinguished Alumnus of the Year (1984) and also is a UNCW Razor Walker Award recipient (1998). Dr. Reynolds is Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M and resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Julia.