‘Critical’ decision by UBCO

Wisdom Tettey has been appointed dean of the faculty of creative and critical studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus.

Tettey holds a bachelor’s degree (honors) in political science and Russian and a graduate diploma in communication studies from the University of Ghana, as well as a master’s degree in political science from UBC; and a PhD in political science from Queen’s University.

Upon completion of his doctorate, Tettey joined the University of Calgary as an assistant professor.

He is currently a professor in the department of communication and culture at U of C and has held various positions, including two years as interim dean of the faculty of communication and culture.

Prior to accepting his appointment at UBC, Tettey was associate dean-designate for interdisciplinarity in the faculty of arts at the U of C.

“I am looking forward to not only sharing what I have learned with UBC Okanagan, but continuing to learn from the faculty and students,” said Tettey.

“Coming to the Okanagan is a wonderful opportunity.”

Tettey has been a Killam resident fellow at the U of C (2004) and a visiting research fellow at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development  from January to July, 2006).

“Wisdom brings a broad perspective and wealth of knowledge that will make a strong faculty even greater,” said UBCO Doug Owram.


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