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LGBTQIA2S+ Educator & Yoga Teacher

Together we can strive for excellence to make a more just and inclusive world.

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About Jeff

Dr. Jeff Maliskey (he/him) is an LGBTQIA2S+ educator with direct experience in helping educators and organizations affirm LGBTQIA2S+ people. Jeff draws on his personal and professional experience as a gay educator in the Midwest. He uses evidence-based practice and historical understanding to create environments for individuals seeking out opportunities to support LGBTQIA+ people. 

Jeff currently serves as the Pride Center Director at the University of North Dakota. His work focuses on supporting LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff while developing programs and initiatives to create an inclusive and affirming collegiate environment. As a scholar, Jeff's research focuses on queer historical inquiry, providing a base of knowledge to better understand contemporary LGBTQIA+ experiences in higher education. Jeff received his Ph.D. in Education, Health, and Behavior Studies from the University of North Dakota. His dissertation entitled The History of Queer Resistance and Student Activism at the University of North Dakota explores the queer history of the University, demonstrating how student activism was the driving force for the University in becoming a cultural battleground in the fight for LGBTQIA2S+ equality. 

As a yoga teacher, Jeff's practice is rooted in tradition and justice. He believes that yoga is a liberatory practice, one that centers self-care, healing, discovery and queer joy, leading to our collective liberation. Jeff currently teaches yoga at Lotus Yoga in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he offers yoga flow, restorative yoga, and yoga sculpt.


Speaking & Consulting

Jeff is a frequently invited keynote and guest speaker at colleges, universities, professional organizations, and community organizations. He blends his personal stories and professional experience to discuss how to support LGBTQIA2S+ people. 


Yoga with Jeff

Jeff is a yoga teacher in Grand Forks, ND. His goal is to help you achieve self-discovery and mind-body awareness, to strengthen your practice.


Contact Me

Contact Dr. Jeff Maliskey for speaking, educational services, and consulting inquires.

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