University of Calgary professor is an accomplished global education consultant
Wisdom Tettey has been appointed as 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; 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 currently holds the rank of 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 University of Calgary (2004) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (January-July, 2006).
“We welcome an international scholar of Wisdom Tettey’s stature and accomplishment joining UBC’s Okanagan campus,” says Doug Owram, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal of UBC’s Okanagan campus. “Wisdom brings a broad perspective and wealth of knowledge that will make a strong faculty even greater. He will be an inspirational leader and an asset to our campus as the Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.”
Tettey is an interdisciplinary academic with research expertise and interests in mass media, civic engagement and politics in Africa; the African Diaspora, representation, and transnational citizenship; political economy of globalization and information/communication technologies; brain drain, diaspora knowledge networks and higher education capacity building in Africa; and international and intercultural communication.
He has published extensively in these areas, and is currently completing a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded project on cyber-sexuality, commodification of the body and the economy of desire.
He has served as a consultant, advisor and policy analyst for various organizations including the World Bank, Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, International Association of Universities, the World Bank Institute, the United Nations Development Program and the Third World Academy.
Tettey’s appointment was approved by the Board of Governors for a five-year term beginning July 1.
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