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Benjamin D. Hill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Louisiana State Univerity, 2008, Clinical Psychology

M.S., Wake Forest University, 2003, General/Experimental Psychology

B.S., Coastal Carolina University, 1999, Psychology

Office: UCOM 1500
Phone: 251-460-6371
Fax: 251-460-6320

Discipline: Clinical Neuropsychology

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Fluid Cognition, Cognitive Disorders, Concussion/mTBI and TBI, Symptom Validity Measurement, Clinical Lore

Selected Publications


Hill, B. D., Rohling, M. L., Boettcher, A. K., & Meyers, J. E. (in press). Cognitive intra-individual variability has a positive association with traumatic brain injury severity and suboptimal effort. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Hill, B.D., Musso, M., Jones, G. N., Pella, R.D., & Gouvier, W.D. (2013). A psychometric evaluation of the STAI-Y, BDI-II, and PAI using single and multifactorial models in young adults seeking psychoeducational evaluation. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 31(3), 300-312.

Hill, B.D., Ploetz, D., Rohling, M.L., O’Jile, J.R., Bodzy, M. & Holler, K.A. (2013). Self-reported depressive symptoms have minimal effect on executive functioning performance in children and adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22, 398-404.


Hill, B.D., Foster, J., Elliott, E.M., Shelton, J.T., McCain, J., & Gouvier, W.D. (2013). Need for Cognition is related to higher general intelligence, fluid intelligence, and crystallized intelligence, but not working memory.  Journal of Research in Personality, 47(1), 22-25.

Pella, R.D., Hill, B.D., Shelton, J.T., Elliott, E., & Gouvier, W.D. (2012). Evaluation of embedded malingering indexes in a non-litigating clinical sample using control, clinical, and derived groups. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27(1), 45-57.

Hill, B. D., Elliott, E. M., Shelton, J. T., Pella, R. D., O’Jile, J. R., & Gouvier, W. D. (2010). Can we improve the clinical assessment of working memory? Comparison of the WAIS-III to a working memory criterion construct. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32, 315-323.

Hill, B. D., Barkemeyer, C., Jones, G. N., Santa Maria, M., Minor, K., & Browndyke, J. (2010). Validation of the Coin Rotation Test: A simple, inexpensive, and convenient screening tool for impaired psychomotor processing speed. The Neurologist, 16, 249-253.

Hill, B. D., Pella, R. D., Singh, A.N., Jones, G. & Gouvier, W. D. (2009). The Wender Utah Rating Scale: ADHD diagnostic tool or personality index? Journal of Attention Disorders, 13, 87-94.

Hill, B. D., Smitherman, T. A., Pella, R. D., O’Jile, J. R., & Gouvier, W. D. (2008). The relation of depression and anxiety to measures of attention in young adults seeking psychoeducational evaluation. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 23, 823-830.

Classes Taught

  • PSY 752 - Clinical Neuropsychology
  • PSY 544 - Personality Assessment
  • PSY 542 - Cognitive Assessment
  • PSY 540 - Psychometrics
  • PSY 340 - Abnormal Psychology
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