Tyson D. Van Alfen

About Tyson Van Alfen


Tyson Van Alfen graduated with a Ph.D. in Finance from the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky. In the Fall of 2019 he will start as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. His areas of research include financial advisors, reputation, product markets, and managerial myopia.

He has experience teaching both undergraduate and MBA students covering topics such as investments, microeconomics, and econometrics. He enjoys bringing technology and modern learning tools into the classroom. He has passed level one of the CFA exam and seeks to incorporate its material into the curriculum as well.

He earned his MS in Financial Economics from Utah State University. He also earned his BS in Finance and Economics from Utah State University, where he served as the president of the Finance Club.


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In his spare time he enjoys playing sand volleyball at the local bar (D league champions), kayaking, hiking, and camping with his fiance Kelsey. His dog Stella (pictured) joins in when she can.