Carnegie Mellon University

Meet the Undergraduate Economics Leadership Team


Chris Telmer
Head, Economics Program


Laurence Ales
Director, Undergraduate Research in Economics

Carol Goldburg

Carol B. Goldburg
Executive Director, Undergraduate Economics Program

Kathleen Conway

Kathleen Conway
Senior Academic Advisor and Program Manager, Undergraduate Economics Program

Economics-Educational Affairs Committee 

The Economics-Educational Affairs Committee  (1) provides counsel to the Program Head/Executive Director and input and feedback regarding the administration of the curriculum;   (2) oversight of the program and course offerings (see below); and (3) may also be consulted regarding actions related to students’ standing in the program and review of student appeals.

  • Chair: Chris Telmer
  • Dennis Epple
  • Carol Goldburg (non-voting)
  • Alexey Kushnir
  • Rebecca Lessem
  • Nick Muller
  • Maryam Saeedi (on leave Spring 2020)
  • Ali Shourideh (on leave Spring 2020)
  • Chris Sleet
  • Steve Spear
  • Sevin Yeltekin (non-voting)


Concentration Area Leaders

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods: David Childers
  • Market Design and the Digital Economics: Maryam Saeedi
  • Global Change and Disruption: Laurence Ales
  • Global Markets and Finance:  Chris Sleet
  • Policy and Social Change: Rebecca Lessem
  • Strategy and Markets: Onur Kesten