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Alicia Orta-Ramirez is a Lecturer and the Director of the Undergraduate Program in the Department of Food Science at the Ithaca campus. She received a DVM degree from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, in 1989, and a MS and PhD in Food Science from Michigan State University, in 1994 and 1999, respectively. She worked as a Visiting Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science at MSU from 2000 until 2006. She joined the Cornell faculty in January 2007.
My teaching philosophy is based on four goals or principles: (1) To enhance science education; (2) To promote the development of the student’s critical thinking abilities; (3) To foster the student’s participation in scientific activities and events both in and out of the classroom; and, (4) To further the student’s successful development both as a scientist and as a person.