In recent years as adjunct professor at UNMC, Jody was involved in team teaching “Issues in Public Health, Past and Present” with Andrew Jameton, a bioethicist, and she has also taught medical history to students as an independent study course from time to time. She has served and continues to serve on several UNMC interdisciplinary doctoral committees, still goes to history conferences and gives presentations, and reads and critiques manuscripts that are being considered for publication in history journals. Most recently, Jody finished work for a forthcoming 2014 paperback reissue of The Saffron Scourge, which is to include her new chapter on yellow fever historiography since the book’s original publication in 1994. Still, nearly 20 years after her retirement from UNO, Jody continues to learn and teach. She likes learning new things—especially Yoga and Tai Chi.
Jody’s life and work are inspirational. She didn’t “settle” for inequalities she perceived between women and men or other social inequities, and she continues to avoid becoming settled after her retirement from UNO. In her words, “One comes to believe that nothing is ever really ‘settled.’ And that is probably not entirely a bad way to have it.”