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Journal articles, technical reports, and books in print

* indicates graduate student co-author (at time of publication)

In progress


Hora, M.T. & Fischer, J.J.* (in progress). A critical review of the literature on student employability.

Huerta, A., Duenas, M.* Hernandez, A.* & Hora, M.T. (in progress). Exploring internships at Hispanic Serving Institutions: Impacts on program design and student experience.

Hora, M.T., Chen, Z., & Zhang, J. (in progress). Who are the interns? An examination of the demographic and academic characteristics of college interns.

Under review


Hora, M.T., Benbow, R.J., & Lee, C. * (revise and resubmit). Decomposing the planning processes informing communication instruction: Implications for faculty learning and professional development. 


Hora M.T., Preston, D., & Forbes, J. (under review). College internships at Historically Black Universities and Colleges: Impacts on program design and student support services.


Hora, M.T. & Lee, C. * (under review). Industry in the classroom: Does industry experience increase or enhance faculty skills-focused instruction? 

Hora, M.T., Wolfgram, M., & Chen, Z. (under review), Closing the doors of opportunity: How financial, sociocultural, and institutional barriers intersect to inhibit participation in college internships.


Hora, M.T., Chen, Z., Parrott, E.*, & Her, P. *(under review).  Not all internships are created equally: How program structure shapes intern satisfaction and development. 

Colston, J.*, Chen, Z. & Hora, M. T. (under review). Exploring how the developmental value do working college students find in their jobs influences internship participation.


Benbow, R. J., Lee, C., & Hora, M. T. (2020). Exploring college faculty development in 21st-century skill instruction: an analysis of teaching-focused personal networks. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 1-18.


Hora, M.T., Parrott, E., & Her, P. (2020). How do students conceptualise the college internship experience? Towards a student-centred approach to designing and implementing internships. Journal of Education and Work, 33 (1), 48-66

Hora, M. T., Chhabra, P., & Smolarek, B. B. (2020). Exploring the Factors that Influence How (And Why) Community College Instructors Teach Communication and Teamwork Skills in Computer Technology Courses. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 1-20.

Hora, M.T., Blackburn Cohen, C.*, & Chin, M.* (2020). Examining US business undergraduates’ use of career information
sources during career exploration.  Education + Training, 62 (1).

Hora, M.T., Newman, R.Y., Hemp, R., Brandon, J. & Wu, Y. (2020). Re-framing student employability: From commodifying the self to supporting student, worker and societal well-being. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 52 (1), 37-45.



Hora, M. T. (2019). Hiring as cultural gatekeeping into occupational communities: implications for higher education and student employability. Higher Education, 1-18.


Hora, M. T., Smolarek, B. B., Martin, K. N., & Scrivener, L*. (2019). Exploring the situated and cultural aspects of communication in the professions: Implications for teaching, student employability, and equity in higher education. American Educational Research Journal. 56 (6), 2221-2261.




Benbow, R., & Hora, M.T. (2018). Reconsidering college student employability: A cultural analysis of educator and employer conceptions of workplace skills. Harvard Educational Review 88 (4), 483-515.


Hora, M., Benbow, R., & Smolarek, B. (2018). Re-thinking soft skills and student employability: A new paradigm for undergraduate education. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 50 (6), 30-37.

Hora, M.T. (2018). A framework for studying the use of instructional data in higher education: A socio-technical analysis of data driven decision-making. In Learning analytics in higher education (Eds. Lester, J., & Klein, C.). London, UK: Routledge.

Hora, M.T. (2018). What's wrong with required internships? Plenty. The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 4, 2018.

Hora, M.T. (2018). Beyond the skills gap: How the vocationalist framing of higher education undermines student, employer, and societal interests.  Liberal Education, 104 (2).  Association of American Colleges & Universities.

Smolarek, B.*, & Hora, M.T. (2018). Examining faculty reflective practice: A call for critical awareness and institutional support. The

Journal of Higher Education, 89 (4), 553-581.

Hora, M.T. & Blackburn Cohen, C.* (2018). Cultural capital at work: How cognitive and non-cognitive skills are taught, trained, and rewarded in a Chinese technical college. Community College Review, 46 (4), 388-416.



Hora, M.T., Bouwma-Gearhart, J. & Park, H.* (2017). Data driven decision-making in the era of accountability: Fostering faculty data cultures for learning. Review of Higher Education, 40 (3), 391-426.

Hora, M.T. & Oleson, A.K.* (2017). Examining study habits in undergraduate STEM courses from a situative perspective. International Journal of STEM Education, 4 (1), 1-19.



Hora, M.T. & Benbow, R.T. (2016). Beyond the skills gap: Interview with Inside Higher Education.  Inside Higher Education.


Hora, M.T. (2016). Navigating the problem space of academic work: How workload and curricular affordances shape STEM faculty decisions about teaching and learning. AERA Open, 2 (1), 1-19.


Hora, M.T., with Benbow, R. & Oleson, A.* (2016). Beyond the skills gap: Educating college students for life and work. Harvard Education Press.


Bouwma-Gearhart, J., & Hora, M.T. (2016). Supporting faculty in the era of accountability: How postsecondary leaders can facilitate the meaningful use of instructional data for continuous improvement.  Journal of Higher Education Management, 31 (1), 44-56.




Hora, M.T. (2015). Towards a descriptive science of teaching: How the Teaching Dimensions Observation Protocol illuminates the

dynamic and multi-dimensional nature of active learning modalities in postsecondary classrooms. Science Education, 99 (5), 783-818.


Hora, M.T., Benbow, R.J., Oleson, A.K*. & Wang, Y.* (2015). A different take on the "skills gap": Why cultivating diverse competencies is essential for success in the 21st century economy.  (WISCAPE Policy Brief). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Hora, M.T., Benbow, R. & Oleson, A.K.* (2015, March 16). The view from Wisconsin: Why Scott Walker and President Obama’s focus on the skills gap is off the mark. Inside Higher Education.




Ferrare, J.* & Hora, M.T. (2014). Cultural models of teaching and learning: Challenges and opportunities for undergraduate math and science education. Journal of Higher Education, 85 (6), 792-825.


Hora, M. T., & Hunter, A. B. (2014). Exploring the dynamics of organizational learning: identifying the decision chains science and math faculty use to plan and teach undergraduate courses. International Journal of STEM Education, 1(1), 1–21.


Hora, M.T. (2014). Exploring faculty beliefs about student learning and their role in instructional decision-making. The Review of Higher Education, 38 (1), 37-70.


Hora, M.T. & Ferrare, J.* (2014). Re-measuring postsecondary teaching: How singular categories of instruction obfuscate the multiple dimensions of classroom practice.  Journal of College Science Teaching, 43 (3), 36-41.


Oleson, A.,* & Hora, M.T. (2014). Teaching the way they were taught?: Revisiting the sources of teaching knowledge and the role of prior experience in shaping faculty teaching practices. Higher Education, 68 (1), 29-45.


Hora, M.T. (2014). Limitations in experimental design mean that the jury is still out on lecturing.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (30), 3024.


Oleson, A.* Hora, M.T., & Benbow, R. J. (2014). What is a STEM job? How different interpretations of the acronym result in

disparate labor market projections.  Viewpoint Paper #1 Center on Education and Work.  University of Wisconsin-Madison.




Hora, M.T. & Ferrare, J.* (2013). Instructional systems of practice: A multi-dimensional analysis of math and science undergraduate course planning and classroom teaching. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 22 (2), 212-257.


Hora, M.T. & Holden, J.* (2013). Exploring the role of instructional technology in course planning and classroom teaching: Implications for pedagogical reform. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 25 (2), 68-92.


Hora, M.T. & Ferrare, J.* (2013). A review of classroom observation techniques used in postsecondary settings. Wisconsin Center for Education Research Working Paper No. 2013-1. UW-Madison.




Hora, M.T. (2012).  Organizational factors and instructional decision-making: A cognitive perspective. The Review of Higher Education, 35(2), 207-235.


Hora, M.T. & Anderson, C.D.* (2012). Perceived norms for interactive teaching and their relationship to instructional decision-making: A mixed methods study. Higher Education, 64 (4), 573-592




Hora, M.T. & Millar, S. (2011). Building education partnerships: Navigating diverse cultural contexts to turn challenge into promise. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publications.