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47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Jodi Benenson

University of Nebraska Omaha
Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration
Omaha, NE
Jodi Benenson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her research focuses on the intersection between civic engagement, inequality, and social policy, specifically as these topics pertain to activities in the nonprofit sector. Previously, Jodi was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. At Tufts, she worked on several projects in the areas of youth civic engagement, political learning and engagement in higher education, and national service and employment. Prior to returning to graduate school, Jodi worked in the nonprofit sector in the Twin Cities. She served for four years on the YNPN Boston Board of Directors, where she established the organization’s first research and evaluation team, and is currently a proud member of YNPN of Greater Omaha. Jodi is also a fellow with New Leaders Council Omaha, a nonpartisan organization that engages a national network of progressive political entrepreneurs. 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.