Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu, PhD

Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu, PhD.
Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu, PhD.

Executive Director, CAIR-Philadelphia

Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu is the Executive Director at CAIR-Philadelphia. Ahmet joined CAIR- Philadelphia in 2017 and previously served as the Education and Outreach Director.

Ahmet is a Turkish-American academic and organizer. He directs CAIR-Philadelphia’s Civic Engagement and school district projects. He serves on the boards of several non-profits in the greater Philadelphia area.

As part of his portfolio at CAIR-Philadelphia, Ahmet teaches courses on Islam 101 and Islam in America at Temple University’s OLLI program and presents inclusion and equity workshops for school districts and corporate settings.

Ahmet’s academic research focuses on American Muslim history and identity. He received his PhD in political science from Boston University in 2016. Concurrently, Ahmet directs the digital Islamic Studies project themaydan.com at George Mason University where he is a research fellow at the Center for Global Islamic Studies.