Lauren Hays, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Central Missouri. She has been teaching online for a number of years and now teaches in a program that is fully at a distance. Previously, she was the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoyed teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee. Her professional interests include the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, information literacy, digital literacy, educational technology, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.