Global Spotlight: Osmonbekov – Teaching and Training Abroad

Posted: Monday, January 18th 2016 at 7:24 AM

Talai Osmonbekov, associate professor of marketing, has been teaching at NAU-The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) since 2008. He has taught numerous courses, mostly in marketing, since his arrival. Prior to NAU, he worked for the University of Southern Mississippi.

Osmonbekov has had global ties and interactions his whole life. He grew up in the Soviet Union, now an independent Kyrgyz Republic. In the summer of 2014, Osmonbekov returned to the Kyrgyz Republic as a Fulbright Specialist for six weeks, training business faculty at Osh Humanities Pedagogical Institute. He looks forward to using what he's learned to benefit students in the classroom.

“The experience definitely expanded my horizons and made me appreciate what we have at NAU. It made me look at things from a fresh perspective. Training other faculty made me rethink how I teach my own classes,” he recalls.

It was during his employment with USM that Osmonbekov was a visiting professor at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management and Economic Planning (KIMEP), the top business school in Kazakhstan. For a semester, he taught Marketing Management, Strategic Marketing, and Electronic Marketing. His time there has had a positive effect on him.

“I am able to relay the cultural differences in societies and cultures. The experiences were very handy in the international marketing class that I taught over the Christmas break 2015,” he concluded.

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