Dean Peachey, PhD

Who we are

Dean Peachey

Executive Director, Global College
Coordinator, Human Rights Program

Office: 2MS02
Phone: 204.988.7106

Dean E. Peachey serves as the Executive Director of Global College.  He is Coordinator of the Human Rights Program, and is a member of the joint committee administering the Joint MA in Peace and Conflict Studies between University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba. 

His teaching and research focuses on transitional justice (ways of responding to human rights atrocities), and reconciliation in a variety of settings.  His recent research examines community-based reconciliation efforts in northern Uganda that arise from two decades of civil war between the government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army.  He has a deep interest in the intersection of religion and conflict, and is active in inter-faith dialogue activities.

Prior to joining Global College, he provided administrative leadership for Menno Simons College, a college of Canadian Mennonite University affiliated with University of Winnipeg, and taught conflict resolution studies.

Before moving to Winnipeg, he worked for twenty years in Kitchener, Ontario, where he was active in developing the theory and practice of conflict resolution in Canada.  He founded Conflict Resolution Network Canada, taught Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo, served as president of the Fund for Dispute Resolution, and was a member of the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services.  He has worked as mediator and conflict resolution consultant in a variety of settings, including community issues, land use and planning disputes, alternatives to litigation, and religious contexts.

He received a PhD and MA in social psychology from the University of Waterloo, and a BA in psychology from Eastern Mennonite University.