The following was excerpted from his formal obituary:
- Dr. Victor Baker Teye of Chandler, AZ passed on into God’s Glory on August 25, 2015. He was 66 years old. Victor was born on May 4, 1949 at Cape Coast, Ghana to Mr. Seth Victor Teye and Mrs. Dora Buerki Teye (née Boye- Doe) both of blessed memory. He was the fourth (4th) child of five (5) children.
Dr. Victor Teye received his formal education in several schools including the Abordwe and Presbyterian Primary schools, both at Manprobi in Accra, the Presbyterian Middle Boys’ Boarding School, Bana Hill at the Odumase Krobo, Ghana, then on to the Presbyterian Secondary School (PRESEC) also at Odumase Krobo. He had wanted to join the veterinary Services as an officer but he was advised during the interview to pursue his education further due to his excellent grade in the GCE O Level. This took him to Navrongo Secondary School in Ghana for his sixth form education. His tertiary education was at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana and at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
He was an educator for almost 30 years and taught at several schools and colleges including the Arizona State University (ASU), the University of Winnipeg, Canada, the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC), Cape Coast University, and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He was visiting Professor at IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems in Austria. Dr. Teye also worked for international organizations like Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), was a Fulbright Scholar, co-authored two books in Tourism and published several articles in referred journals on Tourism. Dr. Teye retired in 2011 from Arizona State University as Professor Emeritus after almost thirty years of teaching.
His long-time colleague. Professor Dallen Timothy, offers some memories of Victor, below.
With heavy hearts and a deep sense of loss, we at Arizona State University wish to inform the tourism community of Victor Teye’s passing earlier this week. Our forever youthful Victor B. Teye was a pioneer in tourism research. His groundbreaking work, which appeared often in the top journals, shed much light on political instability and tourism, community development through tourism and tourism in developing regions. He was a vanguard in tourism research in Africa and a staunch defender of tourism education and research. Following his stellar career at Arizona State University for many years, Victor retired just a few years ago to spend more time with his family. He was an exemplary father, outstanding educator, tremendous scholar and very dear friend to many. Professor Victor B. Teye will be sorely missed in every corner on the globe but no more so than here at home.
Sincerely yours, Dallen Timothy (photos of Victor in Australia
provided by Dallen Timothy)
Dr Dallen J. Timothy, Professor
School of Community Resources and Development
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ 95004, USA