Ryan McGill

Associate Professor and Chair, School Psychology & Counselor Education

Office: 3120
Phone: 757-221-6072
Email: [[rmcgill]]
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Areas of Expertise: Psychological Assessment and Measurement, Evidence-Based Assessment, Judgment and Decision-Making in School Psychology, Assessment and Identification of Specific Learning Disability, Quantitative Psychology


Ryan J. McGill is Associate Professor of School Psychology and Chair of the Department of School Psychology and Counselor Education at William & Mary. Prior to W&M, he was a faculty member in the school psychology programs at Texas Woman's University and Chapman University and was a practicing school psychologist in Southern California for several years. In addition to his current appointment, he is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D).

Dr. McGill regularly presents his scholarship at international, national and regional conferences and his work has been published in a variety of journals. He is also an editorial board member for several well respected school and assessment psychology related journals. In 2017, he was selected to participate in the School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference (SPRCC), sponsored by the Society for the Study of School Psychology, as an early career scholar and in 2018, he was an invited participant to the Institute of Education Sciences Advanced Training Institute on Single-Case Research Methods. Additionally, he is the recipient of several early career and research related awards.


Ph.D. in Education (School Psychology), Chapman University
CAGS in Behavior Analysis, Saint Joseph's University
Ed.S. in School Psychology, La Sierra University
M.A.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance, Point Loma Nazarene University
B.A. in Political Science, Westmont College

Activities and Honors

Article of the Year, Journal of School Psychology (2019)
Editorial Service Award, APA Division 16 (2018)
Invited Participant, IES Advanced Training Institute on Single-Case Research Methods (2018)
Excellence in Research Award, Mensa Education and Research Foundation (2017)
Finalist, Early Career Research Award, Southeastern Psychological Association (2017)

Selected Publications

McGill, R. J. (2020). An instrument in search of a theory: Structural validity of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition Normative Update at school-age. Psychology in the Schools, 57(2), 247-264.

McGill, R. J., & Ndip, N. (2019). Learning disabilities. In M. J. Prinstein, E. A. Youngstrom, E. J. Mash, & R. A. Barkley (Eds.), Treatment of disorders in childhood and adolescence (4th ed., pp. 448-492). Guilford Press.

Canivez, G. L., Watkins, M. W., & McGill, R. J. (2019). Construct validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth UK Edition: Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the 16 primary and secondary subtests. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 89(2), 195-224.

Dombrowski, S. C., Beaujean, A. A., McGill, R. J., Benson, N. F., & Schneider, W. J. (2019). Using exploratory bifactor analysis to understand the latent structure of multidimensional psychological measures: An example featuring the WISC-V. Structural Equation Modeling, 26(6), 847-869.

McGill, R. J., & Dombrowski, S. C. (2019). Critically reflecting on the origins, evolution, and impact of the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) Model. Applied Measurement in Education, 32(3), 216-231.

McGill, R. J., Dombrowski, S. C., & Canivez, G. L. (2018). Cognitive profile analysis in school psychology: History, issues, and continued concerns. Journal of School Psychology, 71, 108-121.

McGill, R. J. (2018). Confronting the base rate problem: More ups and downs for cognitive scatter analysis. Contemporary School Psychology, 22(3), 384-393.