Martina G. Ramirez, CTE Director

Martina Giselle Ramirez, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Professor of Biology at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.  She previously served as Biology Department Chair (2006-2007); Director of Undergraduate Research (2014-2015); Special Assistant to the Provost for Technology-Enhanced Learning (2015-2018); and Co-Director of the McNair Scholars Program (2017-2018).  Dr. Ramirez received her B.S. in biology from LMU in 1981, and her Ph.D. in biology from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1990.  Prior to LMU, Dr. Ramirez was a professor at Pomona College, CA (1991-1993); Bucknell University, PA (1993-1996); Denison University, OH (1996-1998); and East Stroudsburg University, PA (1998-1999).  Dr. Ramirez received the Rudinica Award for Student-Faculty Research from LMU’s Seaver College of Science and Engineering (2012); a Biology Mentor Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research (2013); and an LGBTQ+ Mentor Award from LMU’s LGBT Student Services Office (2016).

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