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Temitope F. Adeoye

Assistant Director of Blue Sky Lab and Clinical Assistant Professor



B.A. Morgan State University, M.S. Purdue University, Ph.D. Purdue University

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Recent Publications

Rogat, T.K., Hmelo-Silver, C.E., Cheng, B.H., Traynor, A., Adeoye, T.F., Gomoll, A. & Downing, B. (in press). A multidimensional framework of collaborative groups’ disciplinary engagement. Frontline Learning Research.

Rogat, T. K., Adams-Wiggins, K. R., & Adeoye, T. F. (2022). Learning in Small Groups: A Consideration of Cognitive with Social Processes. Routledge.

Adeoye, T. F., Burch, M., Glenn, T., Scarlett, R., & Shenault, D. S. M. (2021). Mentoring Black Teens during National Pandemics: Mutually Beneficial Service. Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement, 8(1), 15.

Rogat, T. K., Cheng, B. H., Hmelo-Silver, C. E., Traynor, A., Adeoye, T., Gomoll, A., ... & Scribner, J. A. (2020). A Multidimensional Framework of Group Productive Disciplinary Engagement.

Awards and Accolades

2021 Leadership in Action Award, Purdue Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.

2021 Graduate Student Poster Award, Scholarly Consortium of Innovative Psychology in Education

2021-2022 Dean’s Dissertation Scholarship, Purdue College of Education

2017-2018 Dr. Kathryn W. Linden Graduate Scholarship in Educational Psychology, Purdue Department of Educational Studies


Temitope (Temi) Adeoye is a clinical assistant professor and Assistant Director of the Blue Sky Lab in the John Martinson Honors College at Purdue University. She earned her BS in Psychology in 2011 from Morgan State University, a historically Black university in Baltimore, MD. She then came to Purdue University and earned her MSEd in 2019 and PhD in 2022 in Educational Studies. Her prior research has examined student motivation, student engagement, collaborative groupwork, and disciplinary belonging.

Temi has a passion for supporting student success that developed from a need to challenge the assumption that Black and brown students and students facing academic setbacks are disposable. Instead of fostering environments of competition that suggest there are limited opportunities to excel, Temi believes educators can best support student success by intentionally creating environments that integrate students’ diverse knowledge into existing disciplinary practices. Currently, Temi is using motivational theories to examine academic persistence among racially marginalized undergraduate students. Specifically, she investigates the assets that Black, Hispanic & Latinx, and Native American students draw on to persist after facing a setback. Through her work in the Blue Sky Lab, Temi will be working with faculty and students to explore interdisciplinary identity development and pedagogies.

Temi is also engaged with the local community and has served in various roles in the Heads Up Tutoring and Life Skills Program in Greater Lafayette. As a volunteer and program director, she has recruited college and community volunteers to offer weekly homework help and social development for K–12 youth living in government-assisted housing complexes in Greater Lafayette. Currently, Temi co-directs the Heads Up Teen Mentoring Program that pairs Greater Lafayette teens and preteens of color with college mentors of color. Temi enjoys playing volleyball, singing the wrong lyrics to her favorite songs (with confidence), and streaming action movies or crime thrillers with her partner.

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