Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Professor


  • Office Hours:

    Tuesday 11:00-12:00pm or by appt
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Feminist Theory and Practice, Feminist Philosophy, Feminist Epistemology, Publicly-Engaged Philosophy, Identity and Embodiment (esp. Gender Race and Sexuality), Democratic Education and Pedagogy
  • Department:

    • Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies & Gender Research
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Cori Wong is Special Assistant to the President of Colorado State University and Director of the Women and Gender Collaborative - a Presidential Initiative. Dr. Wong is also Assistant Professor in the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research. She earned a dual-title Ph.D. in Philosophy and Women's Studies from the Pennsylvania State University after graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy from Colorado State University.

With a passion for teaching, learning, and approaching education as a practice of freedom, Dr. Wong empowers others to think through everyday life experiences in ways that lend to personal transformation and greater social justice. In addition to teaching in academic settings, she is committed to engaging diverse audiences on issues of gender, race, class, sexuality, cultural ignorance, epistemic injustice, and political resistance. Over several years, Dr. Wong has done this advocacy and outreach work through various mediums, including her blog and YouTube channel, magazine articles, public lectures, TEDx talks, and as an independent philosophical practitioner.

In light of her research in feminist theory and practice, embodied experiences of oppression, and positive psychology, Dr. Wong uses her method of Positive Philosophy to engage others on difficult topics and demonstrate how critical reflection and genuine dialogue can be as fun and exciting as they are important and challenging. She has taught courses on feminist philosophy and women's studies, race and diversity, love and sex, ethics, Asian philosophies, art and film, moral values and the good life, and the value of democratic education in a market economy.


  • WS 370 Feminist Friendship

  • WS 270 Feminist Theories