Dean Peachey

Professor, Conflict Resolution Studies (Menno Simons College)

Address: Suite 210 – 520 Portage Avenue
  Winnipeg, MB R3C 0G2
Phone: 204.953.3845
Fax: 204.783.3699

Dr. Dean E. Peachey is Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College, a college of Canadian Mennonite University that coordinates degree programs in international development conflict resolution in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg. His interests include conflict and religious communities, and transitional and restorative justice.  Prior to his service at Menno Simons College, he worked for twenty years in Kitchener, 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 worked as mediator and conflict resolution consultant in a variety of settings. He was President of Menno Simons College (2000-2003) prior to the merger of Menno Simons College into Canadian Mennonite University, and later served as Vice President and Academic Dean of Menno Simons College. Dr. Peachy is currently on research leave, conducting research on post-conflict reconciliation activities of Concerned Parents Association—Uganda and Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative in northern Uganda.

Ph.D., M.A., University of Waterloo; B.A., Eastern Mennonite University
Areas of Specialization:
Conflict and religious communities; transitional and restorative justice

Recent Publications:
Peachey, D.E. (1999). Choosing a path for conflict transformation. In C. Schrock Shenk & L. Ressler (Eds.), Making peace with conflict.  Scottdale, PA: Herald Press.

Peachey, D.E., & Wahl, G. (1997). Making the most of mediation: A participant's guide to resolving land use and planning disputes. Government of Ontario.

Peachey, D.E. (1992). Restitution, reconciliation, retribution: Identifying the forms of justice people desire.  In H. Messmer & H. U. Otto (Eds.), Restorative justice on trial.  Dordrect, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Peachey, D.E. (1989). What people want from mediation. In D. Pruitt & K. Kressel (Eds.), Mediation research. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Peachey, D.E. (1988). Victim/offender mediation: The Kitchener experiment. In M. Wright & B. Galaway (Eds.), Mediation in criminal justice. London: Sage.