Abdullah Antepli

Abdullah Antepli

Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs, Duke University/Adjunct Faculty of Islamic Studies

(919) 613-6780
212 Gray

Duke Divinity School
Box 90933
Durham, NC 27708-0933


Imam Abdullah completed his basic training and education in his native Turkey. From 1996-2003 he worked on a variety of faith-based humanitarian and relief projects in Myanmar (Burma) and Malaysia with the Association of Social and Economic Solidarity with Pacific Countries. He is the founder and executive board member of the Muslim Chaplains Association and a member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains. From 2003 to 2005 he served as the first Muslim chaplain at Wesleyan University. He then moved to Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, where he was the associate director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program & Interfaith Relations, as well as an adjunct faculty member.

He previously served as the Muslim chaplain at Duke University. In his current work at Duke, he engages students, faculty, and staff across campus through seminars, panels, and other avenues to provide a Muslim voice and perspective to the discussions of faith, spirituality, social justice, and more. He also serves as a faculty member in the Divinity School and at DISC (Duke Islamic Studies Center), teaching a variety of courses on Islam.


B.A. 19 Mayis University, Turkey
M.A. Hartford Seminary
G.C. Hartford Seminary
D. Min. Candidate Hartford Seminary