Associate Professor of the Practice of Interfaith Relations; Associate Professor of the Practice, Sanford School of Public Policy
Durham, NC 27708-0402
B.A. 19 Mayis University, Turkey
M.A. Hartford Seminary
G.C. Hartford Seminary
D. Min. Candidate Hartford Seminary
Imam Antepli 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 Association of College Muslim Chaplains (ACMC) and a board member of the Association for College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA). 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 Duke University's first Muslim chaplain from July 2008 to 2014, and then as Duke's chief representative of Muslim Affairs, engaging students, faculty, and staff across and beyond 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 was also director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center from 2014 to 2015. In 2019, Imam Antepli joined the Sanford School of Public Policy as associate professor of the practice, with a secondary appointment at the Divinity School as associate professor of the practice of interfaith relations.
Read "Divine Intervention: The Miraculous Journey of Abdullah Antepli" (pdf) from the Winter 2011 issue of DIVINITY Magazine.