Lecturer II

Jody works as a federal attorney in the areas of commercial litigation and environmental law. He was an active duty U.S. Army judge advocate for 25 years, and taught at the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and West Point. He had operational assignments in Bosnia as the claims chief in Sarajevo in 1996, and then in Afghanistan, as the Chief Legal Advisor for the multinational forces between 2008-2009. Jody's other assignments included two tours in Germany, two tours in Alaska, and a tour at the Joint Warfare Centre in Norway. He is a faculty member of the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, and an Adjunct Scholar for the Modern War Institute at West Point for 2020-2021.


Protecting Civilians and Detainees: Empirical Assessment of IHL Training (Anthem Press, forthcoming 2021)

Gender Blindness in US Doctrine, USAWC quarterly journal, Parameters (2020)

Armed Conflict, Women and Climate Change (Routledge, 2018)

Ordinary Soldiers: A Case Study in Ethics, Law and Leadership (with D. Frey, W. Beorn, J. Ciardelli, and G. Skidmore) (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2014)

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Cyber leader ethical development; military ethics and international humanitarian law; gender, climate change and armed conflict


  • BA, UVM
  • JD, University of Maine
  • LL.M., Georgetown
  • LL.M, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School


Courses Taught

CIS 001, Cybersecurity Law & Policy
ENVS 293, Environmental Law
ENVS 295, Energy Law & Climate Change