Dr. Gbade-Oyelakin earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Salem College with minors in computer science and fine art. While in her undergraduate experience, she was captain of both the volleyball and tennis teams. She earned her M.A. in Mathematics from Wake Forest University and her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Howard University in 2011. Following graduation, Gbade-Oyelakin completed one year as a lecturer in mathematics at Howard University.
Dr. Adebukola Gbade-Oyelakin has been named to the Talmon Bell Chair of Mathematics at Sterling College.