Samuel Van Horne

Assessment Director
2800 UCC
Mailing Address 
2800 University Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

Dr. Van Horne conducts research and assessment in TLT to learn about how to promote the adoption of instructional practices that support successful student learning. He is particularly interested in the system of student learning, which is mediated not only by instructors' activities but by students' own processes by which they regulate their learning in online and face-to-face environments. 


  • Ph.D. in Language, Literacy & Culture, University of Iowa
  • Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics, University of Iowa
  • Master of Fine Arts (Poetry), Purdue University
  • B.A. Russian Language and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Selected Publications

Van Horne, S., & Murniati, C. (2016). Faculty adoption of active learning classrooms. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 28(1), 72-93. DOI: 10.1007/s12528-016-9107-z

Van Horne, S., Russell, J. E., & Schuh, K. L. (2016). The adoption of mark-up tools in an interactive e-textbook reader. Educational Technology Research & Development. DOI: 10.1007/s11423-016-9425-x

Russell, J. E., Van Horne, S., Ward, A., Bettis, A. E., Sipola, M., Colombo, M., & Rocheford, M. K. (2016). Large lecture transformation: Adopting evidence-based practices to increase student engagement and performance in an introductory science course. Journal of Geoscience Education, 64(1), 37-51. DOI: 10.5408/15-084.1.  

Thomas, B., Van Horne, S., Jacobson, W., & Anson, M. (2015). The design and assessment of the learning commons at the University of Iowa. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(6), 804-813. DOI:10.1016/j.acalib.2015.09.005

Van Horne, S., Murniati, C., Saichaie, K., Jesse, M., Florman, J., & Ingram, B. F. (2014). Using qualitative research to assess teaching and learning in technology-infused TILE classrooms.  New Directions in Teaching and Learning2014(137), DOI: 10.1002/tl.20082