Faculty & Staff SpotlightOluwatoyin Akinde Fakuajo

Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinde Fakuajo

Assisant Professor of Education

Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinde Fakuajo is a faculty member in the Department of Graduate Teacher Education at Concordia University, St. Paul. She brings a practical approach to Leadership in Education, which is a result of her experience teaching in K-12 and higher education settings.  Dr. Akinde Fakuajo has the experience to bring course materials to life for students and illustrate the blend between theory and practice, which gives students the mixture of academic excellence with professional acumen necessary for critical analysis skills needed in the workplace.


  • Educational Administration (K-12 Principal),  Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Ed.D. Leadership, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • M.A. Organizational Leadership, Bethel University
  • B.S. Business Administration, University of Ibadan


Her interest includes research on the intersection between heutagogy and ergonagy as related to adult learning and the preparation of educational leaders,  as well as differentiated instruction, the anthropological approach to teaching and learning, and those underpinnings. Furthermore, on topics relating to educational assessments. More importantly, she enjoys facilitating the process in which students engage in critical thinking through inquiry and dialogue on evidence-based methods.


Akinde, O. A. (2019). A Graduate Education Program Look at Grading in Higher Education. (Accepted).

Akinde, O. A., Harr, D., & Burger, P. (2017). Field Experience: Experiential Learning as Complementary to the Conceptual Learning for International Students in a Graduate Teacher Education Program. International Journal of Higher Education6(4), 137- 151.

Akinde, O. A. (2015). A Pilot Study of Students’ Learning Outcome using Didactic and

Socratic Instructional Methods: An Assessment based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Educational Research and Reviews, 10(21), 2821-2833

Akinde, O. A. (2013). Acculturation of Nigerian Immigrants in Minnesota. Journal of Pan African Studies6(6), 181.

Akinde, O. A. (2013). A qualitative study of factors surrounding high mortality in Nigeria.

Science Journal of Sociology & Anthropology,

Akinde, O. A. (2010). A Study Comparing the Leadership and Management

Characteristics of Associate Church Pastors and Mid-level Corporate Managers and Leaders: An Analysis Based on Member Feedback (Doctoral dissertation, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota).Call # 658.4092 A31 Barcode # 33500002225662

Akinde, O. A. (2005). Managers & Leaders: Are They Different? (Capstone, Bethel University).