Hugh Scott Hamilton Professor of Psychology (emeritus)


Contact Information


Department of Psychology , University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 22904-4400
(Tel) 434-924-0660
(Fax) 434-982-4766

Research Area

Quantitative Methods, Developmental Research Methodology, Multivariate Analysis, Measurement of Change


Ph.D. (University of Illinois, 1967)


Over the past decades, I have dabbled in a number of activities with no particularly memorable results. I continue to struggle with golf, hoping to someday shoot my age, but as the target score creeps upward, my scores keep rising even faster and I fear the two gradients will not intersect in my lifetime. I spent three years in the United States Marine Corps right out of high school, built a 16-foot, fiber glass, sloop-rigged sailboat, rebuilt a player piano, and played 5-string banjo in a bluegrass band. On a more positive note, I have been married to the same marvelous gal—Carolyn S. (Boyles) Nesselroade—for 53 years, raised two wonderful daughters—Cindy Morrisroe and Jen McNeil—and have managed to refrain from “advising” on the raising of two fine grandsons—Jon and Colin McNeil, now 16 and 13, respectively. I did once best my son-in-law, John McNeil, on the Birdwood golf course but, in fairness, he was playing the blue tees and I was playing the white ones. Currently, I drive a 2007 Corvette convertible. Here are photos to prove some of the above claims.