Cynthia Lyle

Cynthia Lyle

Senior Associate Director and Extension Leader

  (979) 845-3855

  Eller O&M 306C


  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Texas A&M University
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Respiratory Therapy, Georgia State University

Additional Information

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.

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