Professor of Writing
Jeff Elzinga, who is also the director of the Malawi Teacher Education Program, first joined Lakeland in 1980. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in creative writing and fiction from Columbia University and a bachelor's in biology from St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.).
He received the Lakeland Alumni Association's Outstanding Teacher Award in 2003 and previously served the college as interim vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college.
Between stints at Lakeland, Elzinga worked as a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C., from 1991-95. He rejoined Lakeland in 1995.
Through Elzinga's experience working overseas with the US government, he also has an interest with US foreign policy as it relates to human rights issues and democratization.
Check out the social feed
Connect With Us
In the headlines
On May 16, Lakeland hosted its third annual School for Seniors event at the Fox Cities Center in Neenah, with more... More detail
What's on the calendar
May 29 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
May 30 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
GREAT Tips for BlendEd®, BlendEd® Live and Online Only Courses
May 30 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lit Loungers Book Group