Dr. Lauren Cifuentes

Dr. Lauren Cifuentes is Director of Distance Education and Associate Professor at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

Her expertise lies in cognition and design and development of online learning environments. Her current primary research interests are in administration of distance education and design of effective online instruction, including design considerations for collaborative environments. She investigates the relative contributions of instructors, peer-interaction, case-based experiences, and scaffolds in online learning environments. She also investigates administrator, instructor, and learner motivation to adopt learning technologies and participate in STEAM.