Cynthia Simpson, PhD

Cynthia Simpson

Contact:

Office Address: HINTN 330
Phone: (281) 649-3667

csimpson@hbu.edu
Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Education

Education

  • BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Elementary Education, Texas State University
  • MEd in Elementary Education, emphasis in Special Education and Diagnostics, Sam Houston State University
  • PhD in Educational Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University

Courses Taught


Teaching Focus

Dr. Simpson's teaching focus is special education and educational diagnostics, with a key focus area in autism.

Publications

Dr. Simpson has published upwards of 80 journal articles, while also collaborating on over 12 different books. Due to her extensive research in various educational fields, Dr. Simpson has been able to publish training manuals, scholarly technical papers, and contribute to numerous book chapters.

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist for 2011-2012 University Excellence in Service Award
  • Recipient of the 2011- 2012 Sam Houston State University College of Education Excellence Award in Civic Engagement
  • 2010  Dissertation Committee Member of Award Winning Dissertation. Charles and Eleanor Garrett Scholarship Award. Lilly, L. (2010). Implementation of Response to Intervention: A Case Study in a Suburban Texas School District.
  • Recipient of the 2009-2010 Teacher Educator Award, Council for Exceptional Children Texas Federation (TCEC)
  • Recipient of the 2009-2010 Super Chapter Award, Council for Exceptional Children Texas Federation (Co-Advisor for Chapter)
  • Recipient of 2010 Sam Houston State University College of Education Outstanding Service Award
  • Recipient of 2009 Wilma Jo Bush Award, Texas Educational Diagnostician Association (TEDA)
  • Recipient of 2008 Susan Gorin Phillips Award, International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Recipient of 2007 Judges Selection Award  for the publication: Warner, W. Lynch, S. Nabors, D, Simpson, C. (2007). Inclusive Lesson Plans Throughout the Year. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, Inc.
  • Recipient of 2007 Early Childhood News Directors’ choice award for the publication: Warner, W. Lynch, S., Nabors, D, Simpson, C. (2007). Inclusive Lesson Plans Throughout the Year. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, Inc.
  • Recipient of 2007 Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC), Susan Hargrave Trainer of the Year
  • Recipient of 2007 Texas Council for Exceptional Children (TCEC), Kathleen Varner Service Award

Current Research Interests

  • Instructional Strategies in Inclusive Classroom Settings: Linking Assessment to Instruction
  • Individual Factors and Predictors for Involvement of Female Students within the Bullying Dynamic
  • Gender Discrepancies within the Bullying Dynamic
  • Bullying Prevention Strategies within a Multi-Component Framework
  • Bullying of Students with Low Incidence Disabilities