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Seth Fearey

LAS Urban Planning and Design concentration coordinator

Liberal Arts and Sciences Department

Division of Arts, Humanities and Communication


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Phone: +996 (312) 915000 ext. 434

Room: 315


Bachelor's in Urban Planning and Design

  • Introduction to Urban and Regional Development (co-teacher)
  • Reinventing the Commons (co-teacher)

Master’s in Business Administration

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Communications
  • Marketing Management
  • Data Visualization (short course)

Bachelor’s in Business Administration

  • Introduction to Business
  • Career Planning
  • Senior Seminar, business consulting track (co-teacher)

Stanford University, MBA, Graduate School of Business, 1976

Occidental College, BA, Psychology and Political Science, 1971

Seth Fearey is an Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department.  He is co-leading the new concentration in Urban Planning and Design with Prof. Emil Nasritdinov. Seth is also co-leading the development of the Social Innovation Lab and the Sustainable AUCA Task Force with Prof. Olga Tarabashkina.

Seth has worked in the private, public, social, and academic sectors.  He spent 30 years working in the high-tech sector and in economic development in California's Silicon Valley.  For twenty of those years, he worked in a variety of management positions at Hewlett-Packard, including marketing, finance, information systems, public policy, philanthropy, and strategic planning. He was an early champion of the Internet, forming an NGO and a consulting business to help communities develop plans to use the Internet to create jobs and improve quality of life. 

Seth’s interest in economic development led him to learn about urban planning and development.  He consulted on a large-scale, green field, development in Indonesia and a strategy for an industrial park in Southern California.  He was the Chief Operating Officer for Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network in the mid-2000s.  There, Seth led an initiative on Climate Change, developing a program to create a renewable energy industry cluster in Silicon Valley.

Seth arrived in Kyrgyzstan in 2009 to take the position of Director of Management and Operations then Country Director for the United States Peace Corps. He joined the faculty at AUCA in 2014, teaching in the MBA, Business Administration, and Anthropology Departments. 

Seth has a BA in Psychology and Political Science from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and an MBA from Stanford University.  He chairs the Board of Trustees of KG Labs, Bishkek. Personal interests include photography and spending his summers in Tuscany, Italy.

  • Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Long Term Thinking
  • Public Art Management
  • New Urbanism
  • Industry Cluster Analysis
  • Economic Development
  • The Creative Economy

American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
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