Alexander Hyun earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California-Berkeley. His areas of specialization are primarily in the field of ethics, with research interests in epistemology and philosophy of religion. Prior to joining Minerva, he taught at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As a teacher, Professor Hyun prioritizes the development of careful thinking and clear communication in his students, and is excited by the ways in which Minerva's curriculum is specifically designed to nurture these invaluable skills. He also seeks to promote intellectual self-confidence — the intellectual virtue that avoids both arrogance and excessive self-doubt. Professor Hyun has taught a variety of philosophy courses at his previous institutions, including Introductory Ethics, Applied Ethics, Business Ethics, Philosophy of Law, and Ethical Theory. Professor Hyun teaches the first-year Multimodal Communications Cornerstone, the Morality and Justice core course, as well as the Ethics and the Law concentration course.