Peony Fhagen

Sr. Assoc. Dean Equity, Inclusion, & Faculty Dev.

Peony Fhagen, Senior Associate Dean of Equity, Inclusion, and Faculty Development at Colorado College (CC), is a multicultural and developmental psychologist with extensive undergraduate teaching and administrative experience who works from feminist, anti-racist, and social justice orientations. At her former institution, she served as co-founder and co-chair of Diversity, Equity, and Access Leadership (DEAL), a campus entity that supported and guided diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work across campus. She also chaired a psychology department and led two major DEI initiatives: a faculty forum program on diversity, teaching, and learning and an implicit bias training program for faculty search committees. In her current position, she is part of a three-person team that oversees the implementation of CC’s antiracism plan. She also develops, organizes, and facilitates a variety of faculty development opportunities, guides DEI initiatives across the curriculum, and supports faculty search committees. In her spare time, Peony engages in research on cultural identity development in relation to environmental contexts and works on her co-authored textbook on multicultural psychology. To decompress she enjoys yoga, hiking, long walks, and listening to music. Her guilty pleasures include watching reality shows like World of Dance, SYTYCD, Voice, and America’s Got Talent.