Featuring Jodi Benenson, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha
Jodi Benenson, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska Omaha, highlights the power employers and individuals have to combat anti-Semitism and build more inclusive environments. In addition to explaining four steps anyone can take to fight anti-Semitism, she calls out the temptation to prioritize efficiency over humanity and discusses her recent efforts to incorporate these themes into her own work.
Jodi Benenson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her primary research interests include civic engagement, nonprofit organizations, social policy, and social equity. Previously, Jodi was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University and a nonprofit professional in the Twin Cities. Jodi founded Women and Public Policy Week at the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2017 to amplify policy issues that affect women and girls in Nebraska. She also serves on the national board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, as member of the Women's Fund of Omaha Circles Class 9, on the board of New Leaders Council Omaha, on the advisory board of Huespring, on the nominating committee of the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha, and is an advisor to several nonprofit organizations. Jodi received a B.S. and M.P.A. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in social policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She was also recognized as a TOYO (Ten Outstanding Young Omahans) award recipient in 2019, and has received scholarly awards for her teaching and research.