Joseph (Jody) Holland is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy Leadership at The University of Mississippi. He received his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in Public Policy and Administration. Jody’s policy research focuses on food policy, economic development, and technology policy, and his administrative research focuses on leadership development, process implementation, and non-profit organizations. Using a critical analysis perspective, Jody teaches solution-based strategies to enhance student learning. His work can be found in Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA), Handbook of Employee Benefits and Administration, Public Works Management and Policy, The Journal of Nutrition and Hunger, Journal Appalachian Studies, Journal of Policy Practice, and Community Development. 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), the National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC), and the Department of Defense (DOD).