Ortega, Lydia

Ortega, Lydia

Dept Chair, Economics


Preferred: lydia.ortega@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5400

Office Hours

Wednesdays 12 to 3 and Many Other times by appointment

Currently, I'm a Professor of Economics, Chair of the Department of Economics, and Co-Graduate Advisor. Please visit the links below for more information about my courses and to find information for Graduate Students.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, George Mason Univ, 1987


Lydia joined the Economics Department at San Jose State University in 1989. Now in her third term as Department Chair, her contributions include developing blended courses, fostering high school-university connections, and fund development. Her research interests include economic education particularly the use of computer-based learning modalities and problem-solving techniques in economics. She has served on many local non-profits including the Hispanic Charity Ball and was a founding member of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley.