UBC dean search lands at home

Prof. Wisdom Tettey has been appointed dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

An extensive international search led the University of B.C. to one of its own to serve as the next dean of UBC Okanagan’s largest faculty.

Prof. Wisdom Tettey has been appointed dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

Tettey has served as dean of the faculty of Creative and Critical Studies on the Okanagan campus since joining UBC in July 2011.

“Professor Tettey is a remarkable professor and academic leader who has earned the respect of our faculty, students and staff, and is known internationally for his excellence in scholarship,” said Cynthia Mathieson, provost and vice-principal academic at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

“Our search was extensive, and we found the right candidate here at home. This appointment speaks to the quality of Wisdom’s scholarship and leadership, and is a credit to the academic community we have created at UBC Okanagan.”

Tettey holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and in Russian, and a graduate diploma in communication studies from the University of Ghana.

He also has a master’s degree in political science from UBC, and a PhD in political science from Queen’s University.

Tettey was a Killam Resident Fellow at the University of Calgary and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development.