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John Hill

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  • Professor of Accounting
  • Arthur M. Weimer Chair of Business Administration


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, Accounting, University of Iowa, 1986
  • MBA, Business, Berry College, 1980
  • BS, Accounting, Berry College, 1982
  • JD, Law, Atlanta Law School, 1976
  • BA, History, West Georgia College, 1967

Professional Experience

  • Arthur M. Weimer Faculty Chair and Professor of Accounting, 2005-present
  • President (2004-2005), Vice President (1998-2003), UniversEd, LLC, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Faculty, Center for Corporate Financial Leadership (a consortium of the Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Texas, Wisconsin CPA Societies), 2003-present
  • Senior Advisor, Clifton Gunderson, LLP, CPAs, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2003-present
  • Associate Dean, Research and Operations, Kelley School of Business, 2001-2005
  • Senior Advisor, Richey, Mills & Associates, LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1999-2003
  • Faculty, Nemetria, Foligno, Italy, 1997-2004
  • Chairman, Systems and Accounting Graduate Programs and Professor of Accounting, 1996-2001
  • Adjunct Faculty, U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, VA, 1986-1992
  • Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Home Federal Savings Bank (now Wachovia) and Treasurer, Home Service Corporation, Rome, Georgia, 1978-1982
  • Vice President, Commercial Loan Division, The National Bank of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia 1973-1978 (now SouthTrust)
  • Major General, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Rank Professors, Indiana University, 2005-present
  • Kelley School of Business Innovative Teaching Award, 2003
  • Price Waterhouse, LLP Faculty Fellow, 1995-1998
  • Sagamore of the Wabash, State of Indiana, 1996
  • Wildman Medal, American Accounting Association/Deloitte & Touche, 1993
  • Ernst & Young Faculty Fellow, 1992-1994
  • President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Indiana University, 1992
  • Certificate of Merit, Institute of Management Accountants, 1991-1992
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, Indiana University, 1991
  • Lybrand Bronze Medal, National Association of Accountants, 1990
  • Schuyler F. Otteson Teaching Excellence Award, Delta Sigma Pi, Indiana University, 1988-1989

Professional Interests

Business Valuation, Law & Health Care, Risk Management, Financial Disclosure and Statement Analysis, Activity Based Management, Business Ethics, Law and Accounting

Personal Interests

Reading History and Poetry, Marksmanship, Martial Arts, Weightlifting, High Country

Current Projects

  • “Developing Volatility Estimates Using Simulation Methodology,” (with Travis Chamberlain, Sreenivas Kamma & Yassir Karam)
  • “Patient Privacy Laws versus Clinical Inter-Operability in Health Information Networks,” (with Arlen Langvardt and Anne Massey)
  • “A Prescription for Removing the Legal Barriers to National Health Information Networks: Patient Privacy Laws, Anti-Self-Referral Laws, Anti-Kickback Laws, and Physician Malpractice Liability,” (with Arlen Langvardt & Anne Massey)

Selected Publications

  • Hill, John W., Paul Hogan, Yassir Karam, and Arlen Langvardt (2009), “Increasing Complexity and Partisanship in Business Damages Expert Testimony: The Need for a Modified Trial Regime in Quantification of Damages,” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 11, No. 2.

  • Hill, John W., Arlen Langvardt, and Jonathon E. Rinehart (2009), "Bottom-Up or Top-Down? Removing Legal Obstacles to Healthcare Reform in the National Healthcare Crisis," Indiana Law Journal Supplement, Vol. 84.

  • Hill, John W., Travis Chamberlain, Sreenivas Kamma, and Yassir Karam (2008), “Navigating the Jungle of Valuing Complex Capital Structures in Privately Held Companies: An Integrative Simulation Approach,” Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis, Vol. 3, No. 1, January. Read Abstract ››

  • Hill, John W., Robert W. Ingram, Thomas L. Albright, and Bruce Baldwin (1998), Accounting: Information for Decisions, 1st-3rd Editions, South Western Publishing Co.

  • Hill, John W., Thomas L. Albright, and Robert W. Ingram (1997), Managerial Accounting: Information for Decisions (1st-4th Editions), South Western Publishing Co.