IsraelCast Episode 171

Jody Holland

One of Jewish National Fund-USA’s most important bridge-building projects, the Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel, is a competitive academic fellowship that invites full-time university and college faculty members to apply to participate in an all-expenses-paid academic trip to Israel. The Program links scholars from diverse disciplines with their Israeli counterparts at major institutions for the purpose of initiating exchanges and collaborations, with participants gaining a deeper awareness of the many challenges faced by the country and the creativity, spirit, and ingenuity that Israelis bring to tackling these issues. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Jody Holland, an Assistant Professor at University of Mississippi, about his experiences on the Faculty Fellowship Program, the connections he made, and Israel defied his preconceived notions.

Joseph (Jody) Holland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy Leadership at the University of Mississippi. 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. In addition, Holland’s economic impact assessment experience span across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. His work can be found in Journal of Transportation and Land Use, Public Works Management and Policy, and The Journal of Public Policy. As a researcher, Jody has collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Highway Administration, Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, and Mississippi Department of Transportation.

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