Abdullah comes to AU from his position as director of multicultural affairs at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where he is involved in the recruitment and counseling of prospective students and implements diversity and service learning programs for all students.
Previously, Abdullah served as the coordinator of new diversity initiatives in the Multicultural Center at The Ohio State University. He was responsible for planning and coordinating initiatives that supported diverse student populations, including Appalachian Region students, students with disabilities, Middle Eastern Region students, multiracial students, and veterans.
Abdullah has also served as director of minority recruitment at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
Abdullah received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Wittenberg University and a Master of Arts degree in higher education and student affairs from Ohio State University.