Zoila Airall, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Campus Life
102 Flowers Building
404 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: 919-684-3737
Zoila Airall, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience in student affairs and institutional diversity. She arrived at Duke in 2002, and oversees eight department within Student Affairs.
Airall bagan her career in student affairs in 1981 as assistant dean and coordinator of counseling and testing services at Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va., where she served for four years. After that, she took a job as assistant dean in residence at the University of Pennsylvania, which she held for three years. In 1988, Airall was promoted to associate director, where she managed residence life staff and developed a residential judicial board. In 1996, Airall joined Bryn Mawr and became director for institutional diversity. At Bryn Mawr, she developed an infrastructure to address diversity challenges across the institution, established the college’s first multi-cultural center and developed of a women’s leadership course.
Airall holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology of Education from the University of Pennsylvania, an Ed.M. in Counseling and Human Development from Teachers College of Columbia University, and a B.A. in U.S. History and Sociology from Douglass College, Rutgers University. In addition to her responsibilities in Student Affairs, she also teaches courses in Anthropology of Education, and advises first year and sophomore pre-major students.
Abdullah Antepli, Muslim Chaplain, Duke University/Adjunct Faculty of Islamic Studies
406 Swift Avenue
Durham, NC 27705-4831
Office Phone: 919-61316780
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. His responsibilities included syllabus and curriculum development, student recruitment, and leadership of interfaith projects. In the summer of 2009, Imam Abdullah completed his doctor of ministry project at Hartford Seminary, titled “Muslim Campus Ministry: Challenges and Opportunities.” As the Muslim chaplain at Duke University, he is one of only a handful of full-time Muslim chaplains at U.S. colleges and universities. His work at Duke focuses on three primary areas: religious leadership for Duke's Muslim community; pastoral care and counseling for persons of any faith, or of no ascribed faith; and intra- and interfaith work.
In addition to his pastoral duties, Imam Abdullah also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Divinity School and teaches introductory courses on Islam. A proverbial presence on campus, he engages students, faculty, and staff through seminars, panels, and other avenues to provide an Islamic voice to discussions of faith, spirituality, social justice and other topics.
Li-Chen Chin, Director of Intercultural Programs
2022 Campus Drive
Durham NC, 27708
Office Phone: 919-684-5480
Li-Chen is responsible for establishing a vision, policies, and programs that support the needs of multicultural students and international students, scholars and families. She acts as chief advocate for these groups, and plays a key role in efforts to encourage a multicultural, global perspective on campus. She manages all aspects of Center for Multicultural Affairs and International House operation, including overseeing all the staff. In addition, she serves as a pre-major advisor for undergraduates.
Li-Chen received her B.A. in music from National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei and her M.M. and Ph.D. in music education from the University of Oregon in Eugene. She is an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Prior to joining Duke in 2008, she worked in Bryn Mawr College, the University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University, and the University of Oregon.
Li-Chen enjoys playing clarinet and piano, reading, traveling, taking walks, cooking, and arts and crafts. She is also an avid fan of Tetris/Welltris.
Ada Gregory, Director of the Women's Center
107 Few Fed Building
420 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: 919-681-6883
Gregory is currently the Director of the Women’s Center at Duke University. Gregory joined the staff in 2008 bringing more than 15 years of experience working in the criminal justice and violence prevention fields. As a police officer with the Durham Police Department in the early nineties, she led the formation of the department’s first Domestic Violence Unit; as an administrator for the Violence Against Women Act in North Carolina, she supported statewide training and policy initiatives on domestic violence and the creation of the first statewide automated victim notification system in North Carolina. She also brings a wealth of hands-on experience working with diverse groups to respond to domestic and sexual violence after serving as an executive director for a local non-profit serving victims of violence.
Gregory moved to Higher Education in 2006 serving as an Assistant Director at the Kenan Institute for Ethics where she provided financial and administrative support to the institute and led programmatic efforts evaluating middle school character education, assessing business ethics and leadership cultures in for-profit and non-profit organizations and developing other student-directed initiatives. Gregory completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Duke University.
Chandra Guinn, Director of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
201 West Union Building
Office Phone: 919-684-3814
Chandra is a native Mississippian who lived in Iowa & Maryland before making her home in the Triangle. She came to Duke in October 2005. Chandra has completed degrees in Sociology at Bucknell University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her scholarly interests include Africana Studies historiography & pedagogy, Black women’s & men’s studies, intellectual entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and sociology of sport to name but a few. Chandra possesses a passion for her people and a desire to provide programs and services that propel us forward ever and backward never. In regards to her work at the Mary Lou Williams Center, Chandra has said "I feel privileged to serve as the Center director and will always strive to demonstrate excellence in action." When she is away from the MLWC, Chandra enjoys educational outings & travel, watching sports & design shows, and going to used bookstores among other things.
Janie Long, Director, Center for LGBT Life
412 Chapel Drive
02 W. Union Building
Durham, NC 27708-0958
Office Phone: 919-684-6607
AOL Instant Messenger screenname: DukeLGBT
Janie Long began working with LGBTQ issues on campus in 1993 at the University of Georgia where she held her first full-time academic appointment. She helped develop safe space training and provided leadership for statewide Beyond Tolerance conferences. She has also served as a faculty advisor to LGBTQ student groups and mentored LGBTQ students on several campuses. Currently, she serves as a Fellow at the Rockway Institute for LGBT Research and Public Policy and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of GLBT Family Studies. Janie has also made numerous national and international presentations on LGBTQ issues and published numerous related articles and book chapters.
Janie is an affiliated faculty member with the programs in Women’s Studies and Sexuality Studies at Duke. She currently teaches one course per year in the spring semester, “Clinical Considerations with the LGBT Community,” a course cross-listed in Psychology, Sexuality studies, and Women’s Studies.
When away from campus, Janie enjoys biking, gardening, hiking, tennis, photography, music, and travel. She loves the ocean, and water in general, and is blessed with many great friends. She is a mom to Ozzy and Elton, and a former rock and roll drummer.
Clarybel Peguero, Assistant Dean of Fraternity & Sorority Life
07 Bryan Center
125 Science Drive
Office Phone: 919-684-5617
Clarybel joined the staff in August of 2008. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University and also holds a Masters in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina. She has over 11 years of experience in the field and has had the pleasure of working at American University, Johns Hopkins University, Boston College and most recently the University of Virginia. Clarybel loves visitors so please stop by her office to say hello.
Chris Roby, Director of the University Center Activities & Events
101 Bryan Center
125 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: 919-684-4741
Chris provides leadership and direction for the Office of Student Activities and Facilities by establishing strategic goals and objectives and organizational structures and strategies. He oversees administrative support for student organizations on issues such as new group formation, recognition, advising, programming, organizational problem solving and funding. He develops and implements policies and procedures, and ensures resource stewardship and security for all student related, non-residential, social and student organization facilities (including the Bryan Center, the West Union and East Union, Duke Coffeehouse, the Outpost adventure gear station - home of Duke Bikes, and the West Campus Plaza). Additionally, Chris serves as the advisor for the Duke Student Government (DSG).
--M.S. Management - National-Louis University
--B.S. Political Science - Eckerd College
Past Professional Experience:
--Director of the Oglesby Union, Florida State University
--Associate Director of the Oglesby Union, Florida State University
--Director of Student Activities and Leadership Programs, University of Miami
--Assistant Dean of Students, Eckerd College
--National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
--Association of College Unions International (ACUI)
--National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS)
--Innovation and creativity
--Family stuff (Nancy, Jake, Zach and Emma)
--All Boston professional sports teams
--Going to art museums and antique stores
--Keeping my sense of the ridiculous
Rebecca Simons, Director for Jewish Life at Duke
415 Faber Street
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: 919-681-2911
Rebecca oversees all the programs of Jewish Life at Duke and ensures they meet the needs of students and the university community. Rebecca has a master’s in Jewish Education from Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and chairs the national Hillel Directors’ Cabinet. She came to Duke in 2005 from the UCLA Hillel after working at Camp Ramah in California and Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn, N.Y. She holds a bachelor’s in biology and in Jewish and near eastern studies as well as a masters in physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked as a pediatric physical therapist.