MeHee Hyun, PhD

Co-Chair
BA in Liberal Studies
Core Faculty
(310) 578-1080 ext. 101

PhD in Higher Education, UCLA
MA in Higher Education, UCLA
BA in English, UCLA

MeHee completed her PhD in the Higher Education division at University of California at Los Angeles with an emphasis on Afro-American Studies.  From this experience, she understands well the challenges of being fully engaged as a student while also working full-time.  MeHee’s BA in English and MA in Education are also from UCLA.

MeHee has over 20 years of professional work experience in the field of Higher Education, having served at Antioch University in various capacities including Director of Admissions & Records, and Acting Dean of Advancement. She also has had a number of roles in the Office of Executive Education in the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, on the UCLA Alumni and Scholarship Advisory Committee, and Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools at UCLA.

As an undergraduate student at UCLA, MeHee was inspired by her outreach work with junior and senior high school students, many of whom were visiting a college campus for the first time.  This transformative experience greatly influenced her academic area of study at the graduate level and subsequent career choices.

MeHee’s areas of interest include all aspects of colleges and universities, such as the historical, philosophical and organizational aspects of higher education, and in particular, the impact that colleges have on students’ attitudes and other issues related to students and student life. She has expertise in the practical aspects of higher education such as student affairs administration and counseling as well. MeHee is also concerned about racial issues in higher education and society more broadly: race relations, racial identity, racial attitudes, and diversity issues in organizations. More recently, her interests have been around sociological themes, including using aspects of popular culture such as sports and other leisure activities to examine society and societal trends.

As part of her BA faculty role, MeHee also serves as the Prior Learning Coordinator within the BA program, teaching the Prior Learning Workshop and overseeing the process by which students may be awarded credit for college level learning that they documented.

  • Assessment in higher education
  • General education outcomes
  • Faculty issues in higher education
  • Popular culture
  • Educational Foundations (EDU 380)
  • Social Psychology (PSY 384A/SOC 384A)
  • Prior Learning Workshop (ORN 002)