My Bio

Speaker, Consultant, and Cross-Cultural Communication Educator, Dr. Jeremy Holloway, also a Geriatric Professor and Director of Geriatric Education at the University of North Dakota, specializes in diversity, equity, & inclusion with a unique focus in cross-cultural communication, human connection, resiliency, self-efficacy, and personal empowerment of individuals, especially in the healthcare workforce.

His curriculum helps combat the Social Isolation and Loneliness of older adults. He is also a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion leader and curriculum specialist with 20 years of professional and global experience. Dr. Holloway founded an intergenerational and interdisciplinary program called Tellegacy, through which he has worked with multiple Hospitals, Older Adult Communities, and Universities throughout the United States.

Dr. Holloway exhibits a profound enthusiasm for devising action plans and curricula that imbue a rich culture of diversity and inclusion, particularly targeted towards marginalized groups. These initiatives not only contribute to community-building and multicultural programming but also addresses the issue of loneliness among isolated elderly individuals.

Dr. Holloway has been pivotal in partnering with various stakeholders to establish programs and organizations promoting D&I best practices. His collaborative efforts have led to significant enhancements in retention rates among African American and Hispanic student populations. These achievements have further solidified Dr. Holloway’s reputation as a leader, earning him recognition through the Top 20 Leaders Under 40 award.

Notably, evidence-based data and measurable assessments have been employed to establish a robust culture of support for diversity, inclusion, and equity within the university and healthcare environment. Dr. Holloway enjoys running, playing guitar, and resides in Fargo, North Dakota, with his wife, Kayla, and four children.”


“Dr. Holloway was very informative”

Jaclyn Hunt, Spirit Lake Nation

“I had expected a discussion on becoming more aware of the diversity in others. Instead, your model comes from a point where it includes and binds us together as human beings and I have believed for a long time that we forget this in today’s society.”

Sandy Wyse, Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities

“Dr. Holloway did such a great job!! Everyone really enjoyed it.”

Casidi Pullar, University of North Dakota

“Dr. Holloway did a tremendous job presenting to our faculty, and we have invited him back to help facilitate a DEI-focused activity!”

Maack, Brody, North Dakota State University

“We loved the presentation! Dr. Holloway is so fun to listen to and the passion that he has is palpable. We are very excited to have him again!”

Alicia Berhow, Tri-Valley Opportunity Council

“It was a new perspective in looking at diversity and I really liked it. [It] forces you to really look at yourself and your identities and puts it back on you to make the changes personally so you can help make external changes.”

Lindsey Deering, Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities

“Dr. Holloway did a fantastic job in his presentation on generational programs and topics for older adults. It covered several of the 4Ms and the competencies that providers should be aware of in working with caregivers.”

Max Zubatsky, Saint Louis University Student Health

Well received. Loved the way you presented this in a politically neutral fashion .”

Kate Ingalsby, Cleveland Clinic

“We truly appreciate Dr. Holloway joining and presenting for Nebraska GWEP’s Geriatrics Case Conference ECHO!! Attendees were truly appreciative for his presentation and engaging attendees to identify opportunities to reduce loneliness and social isolation for patients. Thank you!.”

Mary Jo J. Spurgin, University of Nebraska Medical Center

“You are fresh air!  Thought provoking vs. instructional. I hope to have access to the power point you used today, and hope that you may have a book published! Now I am going to see if I can find your art work online.”

Jenelle Cummings