University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Jeff Lindgren

Jeff Lindgren

Assistant Director

  • Campus Phone: 612-625-3070
  • Email:
  • Office: University Office Plaza Suite 400, Room 416


  • B.A. University of Minnesota, English
  • M.A. University of Minnesota, Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (Higher Education track)


My administrative responsibilities include directing the International Teaching Assistant program. In addition, I work with faculty to internationalize on campus curriculum, in collaboration with Global Programs and Strategy Alliance. I also present workshops to faculty and teaching assistants on topics such as course design, group work, internationalizing curriculum, instructional approaches, assessment, international student inclusion, teaching in a second language, and documenting teaching effectiveness. I provide individual consultations for faculty and teaching assistants.

I lived in China for six years, and maintain an interest in faculty development in China. I taught ESL at Peking University and other Chinese higher education institutions prior to working at the University of Minnesota.