Professor, Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair
716B Harrington Office Building
Cynthia Riccio earned a bachelor’s from the University of Connecticut, a master’s and a specialist diploma from the University of Hartford, and a doctorate from the University of Georgia. She joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1997. In addition to her appointment in the College of Education and Human Development, she is also a member of the interdisciplinary Texas A&M Institute of Neuroscience. She has received the Lightner Witmer Award from the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association, a Texas A&M University Faculty Fellowship, The Association of Former Students College-Level Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, and an Outstanding Service Recognition from the College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Riccio has attained Fellow status in both the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology; she holds all credentials in her field. In addition to serving as director of training for the School Psychology program for the past 12 years, she has successfully obtained and managed training grants providing up to 4 years of support for 25 doctoral students with an emphasis on the preparation of bilingual school psychologists. She worked with students to establish a Texas A&M Chapter of the Student Affiliates in School Psychology as an official student organization for which she continues to serve as faculty advisor. She has published more than 76 refereed journal articles, 29 book chapters, first-authored two texts, and co-edited three texts. Across these scholarly activities, she engaged students in publication and presentations. She has chaired 33 School Psychology doctoral committees and serves on graduate committees across the college and university.