Skip to main content
For news media

Matthew Hora

Expert on college-workforce transitions, with focus on internships and skills development from a cultural, historical and learning sciences perspective.

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts & Applied Studies; Director, Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions School of Education Division of Continuing Studies Work: 608-265-0448 Home page Twitter: @matt_hora


  • Expertise in studying the cognitive, cultural, and organizational factors that shape how faculty plan and then teach their courses, and implications for organizational change.
  • Beginning study on degree of alignment between employer expectations (in biotechnology and advanced manufacturing) for worker skills and postsecondary curriculum in WI colleges and universities.
  • Conducting study of how faculty and administrators use data in STEM departments when planning and evaluating course curricula.


  • Won the 2018 Frederic Ness Book Award for "Beyond the Skills Gap," for best book on higher education from the Association of American Colleges &
  • Received $1.9 million in National Science Foundation grants in past 5 years to study workforce development and classroom teaching issues in STEM education.