UW–Madison’s Matthew Hora has been selected to serve on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Higher Education and Workforce.
Hora is an associate professor of adult and higher education with the Division of Continuing Studies and with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. He is also co-director of UW–Madison’s Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT).
The Board on Higher Education and Workforce, within the division of Policy and Global Affairs, provides the academic community, policymakers, and businesses with insights and recommendations on critical higher education and workforce issues facing the nation. It also seeks to enhance the education and career development of science, engineering, and healthcare professionals.
“I am extremely honored to be appointed to the Board on Higher Education and Workforce, as these boards are the bodies that recommend the subjects that the National Academies pursue in their future workshops and consensus studies,” says Hora. “These include critical topics such as disrupting ableism in STEM occupations or safeguarding DEI efforts in the public and private sectors.”
“To be in this position is a highlight of my career,” adds Hora. “I plan to use this platform to advocate for perspectives on college-workforce debates that foreground the interests and well-being of students and workers.”