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  • Tade Ayeni, EdD
    Tade Ayeni, EdD
    Quarterly Faculty
    202 Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6150
    Fax: 509.359.2820

    Dr. Tadé Dami Ayeni was born in Nigeria, West Africa and raised primarily in New Jersey, USA. He attended Rutgers University where he was first introduced to the study of Africa and the African diaspora.  As an undergraduate student, he originally intended to major in English Literature and ended up 'accidentally' double-majoring in Africana Studies. When he discovered that there was a field dedicated to studying African culture and people of African descent, he took so many courses in the discipline that his academic advisors discovered he only needed a few more courses in Africana Studies to earn a major in that field as well. This began an increasingly developing interest in learning about domestic and global cultures and societies. From there, he completed a Master's degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Saint Joseph's University. He currently works as an Academic Advisor in the Center for Academic Advising and Retention and as a Quarterly Faculty member in the Africana Studies Program. His educational philosophy centers around moving away from merely teaching students to memorize facts, and helping them to enter a more genuine learning process by focusing on equipping them with the investigative tools and skills to become lifelong researchers; essentially, teaching students how to (genuinely) learn instead of what to learn.  

    Office Hours

    5:00 pm-5:30 pm

    or by appointment

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