Dr. Robert “Bobby” Duke

TEDx Talk

“Foster Care: A Crisis WE Can Solve”

Robert R. Duke, Ph.D., is the Dean of the School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University (APU).  He is an expert in Old Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Second Temple Judaism.  He has spent significant time studying in the Middle East and has led several APU study tours in the region.  Among his many awards, Duke received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study at Hebrew University in 2000-01, and was a Fellow at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in 2005. In addition, he is the western region director and distinguished scholar of Hebrew texts for the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative.
 A champion for foster children, Duke galvanizes interfaith support to develop solutions for the foster care crisis. He serves as a member of the Director’s Council of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, and as an advocate to numerous church and community service agencies.