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Alexander Jun, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Higher Education
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5723
Fax: (626) 815-5408
Alexander Jun, Ph.D., conducts research in issues of globalization in higher education and international educational policy in urban centers. He is the author of From Here to University: Access, Mobility, and Resilience among Urban Latino Youth (RoutledgeFalmer, 2001), and has published extensively on issues of postsecondary equity, access, and retention for historically underrepresented students in urban environments. Jun teaches courses in qualitative research methods and diversity and social justice, and joined the faculty at APU after 15 years of service as a faculty member and administrator in a variety of departments at the University of Southern California. He has also served on the research advisory board for the National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC), as well as the national nirector of that group’s Multicultural Institute for Advanced Thinking and Practice in Admission (MIATPA). He serves on the governing board of the Global Education Academy (GEA), a charter school in downtown Los Angeles, and on the board of trustees for the Arcadia Educational Foundation.


Ph.D., Education Administration and Policy, University of Southern California
M.S., Higher Education Counseling, California State University, Los Angeles
B.A., Political Science and Psychology, University of Southern California


  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Higher Education

Courses Taught

HED 721 – Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education
HED 731 – Advanced Qualitative Research
HED 711 – Qualitative Research Methods

Office Location

John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Room 508, West Campus

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