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Journal Articles


Matthew Wolfgram & Vivien Ahrens (2022) ‘One internship, two internships, three internships … more!’: exploring the culture of the multiple internship economy, Journal of Education and Work, DOI: 10.1080/13639080.2022.2036713


Wolfgram, M., Vivona, B., & Akram, T. (2021). On the intersectional amplification of barriers to college internships: A comparative case study analysis. Harvard Educational Review, 91(4), 457-481.

Hora, M., Wolfgram, M., Chen, Z., & Lee, C. (2021). Closing the Doors of Opportunity: A Field Theoretic Analysis of the Prevalence and Nature of Obstacles to College Internships. Teachers College Record, 123 (12),p.

Vivona, B.D. &  Wolfgram, M.S. (2021). Conducting Community Based Participatory Action Research. Human Resource Development Review

Hora, M.T., Benbow, R., & Lee, C. (2021). A sociocultural approach to communication instruction: How insights from communication teaching instruction can inform faculty development programs. Journal of the Learning Sciences.

Thompson, M. N., Perez-Chavez, J., & Fetter, A. (2021). Internship Experiences Among College Students Attending an HBC: A Longitudinal Grounded Theory Exploration. Journal of Career Assessment.

Smolarek, B.B., Wolfgram, M., Vang, M. N., Xiong, C. P., Lee, L., Lee, P., Thao, M., Vang, K., Xiong, P. K., Xiong, O., & Xiong, P. (2021). Our HMoob American college paj ntaub: Student-engaged community-based participatory action research (CBPAR) as counter-invisibility work. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.


Wolfgram, M. (2020). Refugees and the audit culture of international higher education in the United States. New Directions for Higher Education, 2020, 55–66.

Hora, M. T. (2020). Hiring as cultural gatekeeping into occupational communities: implications for higher education and student employability. Higher Education, 79(2), 307-324.

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, DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2020.1826032.

Hora, M.T., Chen, Z., Parrott, E., & Her, P. (2020). Problematizing college internships: Exploring issues with access, program design, and developmental outcomes in three U.S. colleges. International Journal of Work Integrated Learning, 21 (3), 235-252.

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

Hora, M.T., Newman, R.T., 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.

Chin, M.Y., Cohen, C.A.B., Hora, M.T. (2020). Examining US business undergraduates’ use of career information sources during career exploration. Emerald Insight.


Benbow, R. J., & Lee, C. (2019). Teaching-focused social networks among college faculty: exploring conditions for the development of social capital. Higher Education, 78(1), 67-89.

Smolarek, B. B., & Scrivener, L. (2019). Examining business-driven education reform by new policy actors: a discursive analysis of UpSkill Houston. Journal of Education Policy, 1-18.

Hora, M.T., Smolarek, 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). 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.