Chris Hill, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomechanics
ACUE Distinguished Teaching Scholar


Kinesiology and Physical Education

Research Interests

  • Motor neuroscience
  • Reinforcement-based motor learning
  • Human gait and balance
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)


  • Ph.D. University of Mississippi,  Kinesiology 
  • M.S. Mississippi State University, Kinesiology
  • B.S. University of Mississippi, Exercise Science

Recent Publications

  • Hill CM, Waddell DE, Del Arco A. (2021) Movement Readiness Potential Amplitude and Visuomotor Retention is Diminished By Punishment Feedback. Experimental Brain Research. 1-12.
  • Hill CM, Stringer M, Waddell DE, Del Arco A. (2020) Punishment Feedback Impairs Memory And Changes Cortical Feedback-Related Potentials During Motor Learning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14(294), 1-14
  • Chander H., Arachchige S., Hill CM, Turner AJ., Deb S., Shojaei A., Hudson C. , Knight AC, Carruth D. (2019) Virtual Reality [VR] Induced Visual Perturbations Impacts Postural Control System Behavior. Behavioral Sciences 9 (113), 1-12.
  • Hill CM, Van Gemmert A, Fang Q, Hou L, Pan Z. (2019) Asymmetry in the Aging Brain: A Review of Cortical Activation Patterns and the Implications for Motor Function. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain, and Cognition. 25(4) 413-429.
  • Sullivan N., Schaffer H., Hill CM, Del Arco A. (2019). Time-Dependent Changes In Cognitive Flexibility Performance During Intermittent Social Stress: Relevance For Motivation And Reward-Seeking Behavior. Brain and Behavioral Research. 370 (16), 1-9.
  • Hill CM, Wilson SJ, Mouser JG, Chander, Donahue PT, Chander H., (2018). Motor Adaptation during Repeated Motor Control Testing: Attenuated Muscle Activation Without Changes in Response Latencies. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 41(8), 96-102.

Courses Taught

  • KNPE 314 – Applied Kinesiology
  • KNPE 496 – Motor Learning and Performance

Contact Us

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education 
Anderson Hall 221
DeKalb, IL 60115
P: 815-753-1407
F: 815-753-1413

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