James Hoelzle, Ph.D.

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James Hoelzle, Ph.D.Marquette University

Cramer Hall, 328P

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7773

Associate Professor


Dr. Hoelzle received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He completed his doctoral work in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toledo specializing in Assessment. He has attained extensive training in clinical neuropsychology through a two-year Neuropsychology Fellowship at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and Clinical Internship at Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, Illinois). Clinical interests primarily consist of evaluating individuals who are experiencing cognitive and/or psychological difficulties.

Dr. Hoelzle has conducted a number of studies investigating the core constructs evaluated by neuropsychological and personality instruments, and whether these factor structures are replicable across samples and consistent with clinical theories. He is contributing to a number of ongoing investigations of mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. The goal of this research is to identify which individuals are at risk of experiencing persisting postconcussive symptoms. Dr. Hoelzle is also interested in how insufficient effort on neuropsychological measures and exaggerated emotional distress is identified in different clinical settings.

Research Lab: Neuropsychology and Personality Lab

Dr. Hoelzle teaches undergraduate courses in Cognitive Psychology and Research Methodology. At the graduate level, he teaches Clinical Assessment.


  • Hoelzle, J., Nelson, N., & Smith, C. (in press). Comparison of Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV) and –Third Edition (WMS-III) dimensional structures: Improved ability to evaluate auditory and visual constructs. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.
  • Nelson, N., Hoelzle, J., McGuire, K., Ferrier-Auerbach, A., Charlesworth, M., & Sponheim, S. (in press). Evaluation context impacts neuropsychological performance of OEF/OIF veterans with reported combat-related concussion. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Sim, A., & Hoelzle, J. (in press). Progressive supranuclear palsy. In C. A. Noggle, R. S. Dean, & A. M. Horton (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders. New York: Springer.
  • Nelson, N., Hoelzle, J., Sweet, J., Arbisi, P., & Demakis, G. (2010). Updated meta-analysis of the MMPI-2 Symptom Validity Scale (FBS): Verified utility in forensic practice. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 24, 701-724.
  • Hook, J., Marquine, M., & Hoelzle, J. (2009). Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status Effort Index performance in a medically ill geriatric sample. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 24, 231-235.
  • Nelson, N., & Hoelzle, J. (2009). Book review: An assessment handbook with ‘Personality’. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 31, 637-640.
  • Hoelzle, J., & Meyer, G. (2009). The invariant component structure of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) full scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91, 175-186. (Correction published in the Journal of Personality Assessment, 91, 396.)
  • Hoelzle, J., & Meyer, G. (2008). The factor structure of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, 90, 443-455.
  • Meyer, G., Mihura, J., & Hoelzle, J. (2008). Rorschach test. In W. A. Darity, Jr. (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, 2nd edition (Vol. 7, pp. 284-285). Detroit: Macmillan Reference.

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604 N. 16th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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