Cynthia Horta
306 Rogers Hall
Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering



  • Ph.D., Technology Management with a specialization in Manufacturing, Indiana State University, 2016
  • MS, Industrial Management, University of Central Missouri, 2004
  • BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Estado de México, México, 2002


  • Oregon State University, Instructor, 2021-Present
  • University of Kansas, Lecturer, 2019-2020
  • University of Central Missouri, Graduate Instructor, 2012-2019
  • University of Central Missouri, Ph.D. Fellow, 2009-2012
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey, Santa Fe, México, 2008-2009
  • Ternium, México, 2007-2008
  • Pepsi Company, Forecast Project Leader, México, 2005-2007
Research Interests: 

Dr. Horta Martinez research is on technology management initiatives in small manufacturing organizations. Understanding how ready are managers and employees to embrace technology and what effects does this have in the success of the organization. Her focus is on technology readiness, management of the systems, as well as continuous process improvement approaches such as Lean Manufacturing.