Alexander Jun, PhD


Professor, Department of Higher Education

Video Introduction

Alexander Jun, PhD, conducts research on equity and justice in higher education around the world. A TEDx speaker in 2012, Jun was also a global fellow with the Center for Khmer Studies in Cambodia in 2010, an international research fellow at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, in 2016, and a 2018 scholar in residence at Belmont University in Tennessee. Jun is associate editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and author of From Here to University: Access, Mobility, and Resilience among Urban Latino Youth (RoutledgeFalmer, 2001). He also co-authored two books recently: White Out: Understanding White Privilege and Dominance in the Modern Age (Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2017), and White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education (Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2018). Another book, White Evolution: The Constant Struggle for Racial Consciousness, is due for release in fall 2019. A ruling elder at New Life Presbyterian Church in Fullerton, California, he was elected moderator for the 45th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America in 2017. He is married to Jeany and they have three active teenagers.


  • PhD, Education Administration and Policy, University of Southern California
  • MS, Higher Education Counseling, California State University, Los Angeles
  • BA, Political Science and Psychology, University of Southern California

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

Courses Taught

  • HED 711 Qualitative Research Methods
  • HED 721 Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education
  • HED 760 Research Seminar