Senior Associate Director and Extension LeaderBrazos
Texas A&M University
O&M Building Rm 306
797 Lamar Street
College Station, TX, 77843
Organization: Texas Sea Grant
Cynthia Lyle is Texas Sea Grant's senior associate director and extension leader. In this role, she leads strategic planning, federal reporting, and extension efforts. Lyle brings 15 years of research development experience to the position. Since 2010, she has worked with research faculty and university leadership at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi on various projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico. She has served as the director of foundation and corporate relations, and she was most recently senior research development officer, developing and managing key research initiatives.
Lyle was also CEO of Geospatial Research Innovation & Design (GRID), a small business specializing in engineering and software development. She wrote and served as principal investigator for three NASA-sponsored projects, through which the company developed and commercialized a secure geo-authentication air quality and environmental monitoring system for NASA. In addition to her research experience, Lyle has experience in communications and public relations through her work at Emory University Hospital Midtown and the International Ocean Discovery Program on the campus of Texas A&M University. At Emory, she also worked as a registered respiratory therapist. Lyle holds a bachelor’s of science in journalism from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s of science in health sciences – respiratory therapy from Georgia State University.