Indiana University Bloomington

Jeffrey D. Holdeman, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Director of the Global Village Living-Learning Center

Jeffrey D. Holdeman

Office number: GA 4041
Office telephone: (812) 855-5891
E-mail address:

Degree: Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002.

Dissertation: "Language Maintenance and Shift Among the Russian Old Believers of Erie, Pennsylvania."

Specialties/Research Interests: Teaching of Russian and Czech, pedagogy training for Associate Instructors, sociolinguistics, language maintenance and shift.

Current project(s): Materials and curriculum development for less commonly taught Slavic and East European languages, Russian Old Believer immigration to the eastern U.S., history and lexicon of the Russian Old Believers of Pennsylvania.

Courses regularly taught:

  • The Vampire in European and American Culture (GLLC-G210/HON-H234).
  • Introduction to the Slavic Languages (SLAV-T252).
  • Central and East European Immigration and Ethnic Identity in the United States (SLAV-T241).