Aselia Urmanbetova

Dr. U

Member Of:
  • School of Economics
Office Location: Old Civil Engineering, Room 237
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Aselia Urmanbetova is an Academic Professional in the School of Economics. Aselia's primary goal as an educator is ensuring that students in her classes feel that they can succeed and engage with economics course material in safe, equitable, and fun ways. She uses multiple active learning modalities that emphasize skill acquisition, application of knowledge to today's policy landscape, and long-term retention. In addition to teaching, Aselia heads Student Teaching and TA assignments for the School of Economics by managing and mentoring all of the Graduate Student Instructors and Graduate TAs and over 30 Undergraduate TAs.

Aselia is also actively engaged in student life as the primary advisor to GT Econ Club and Georgia Tech's chapter of ODE -- the international economics honor society. As a Yellow Jacket alumna, Aselia enjoys getting to know her students in and outside of class, and is an active service contributor to various initiatives focused on sustainability, equity, diversity, inclusion, mental health and wellbeing of all stakeholders on college campuses. Her research areas include open education resources, active learning pedagogies, industry studies, environmental policy, economic development, and transportation economics. Outside of work, Aselia pursues an active lifestyle as an avid yoga practitioner with 200 hours in YTT training and a certified dance enthusiast.

  • PhD in Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • MS in Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • MS in International Relations, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BBA, Emory University
  • Regional Development
  • Accessibility
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Higher Education: Teaching and Learning
  • Policy Analysis
  • Political Economy
  • Sustainability
Courses Taught:
  • ECON-2101: The Global Economy
  • ECON-2105: Prin of Macroeconomics
  • ECON-4412: Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • ECON-4811: Special Topics
  • ECON-8801: Special Topics