School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership (TPAL)
Phone: (575) 646-
Office: O’Donnell Hall Room 200A
Fax: (575) 646-5436
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Dr. Cifuentes’ primary research interests are in administration of distance education and design of effective online instruction, including design considerations for collaborative environments. With NSF funding she investigates the relative contributions of instructors, peer-interaction, case-based experiences, and scaffolds in online learning environments.