Jodi Liss has worked on issues of extractive resources and conflict for more than ten years, including on projects for the United Nations and the World Bank. She has also taught Energy, Environmental and Resource Security at New York University's Department of Global Affairs. Her home is in Pennsylvania and she is a (non-signing) member of the Northern Wayne Property Owners' Alliance, a collective bargaining organization that successfully negotiated a more environmentally-sensitive and lucrative lease for more than 60,000 acres of land. She documented the case study for Harvard University's Negotiation Journal in "Negotiating the Marcellus: The Role of Information in Building Trust in Extractive Partnerships". Her other writings on extractive issues have been published by thePhiladelphia Inquirer, World Politics Review, The Punch (Nigeria), and the Scranton Times-Tribune; her chapter on the resource curse is included in Green Politics.