About the author
Joseph (Jody) Holland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy Leadership at The University of Mississippi. He received his PhD from Mississippi State University in Public Policy and Administration. Jody Holland teaches public policy courses that range from general policy issues to specialized policy such as food policy, economic development, nonprofit organizations, grant writing, and leadership. His work can be found in Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA), Handbook of Employee Benefits and Administration, Journal of Transportation and Land Use, Public Works Management and Policy, The Journal of Nutrition and Hunger, Community Development, the Journal of Appalachian Studies, and The Journal of Public Policy. As a researcher, Jody has collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Highway Administration (FWHA), Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Delta Regional Authority (DRA), Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC).