Dr. Lodge McCammon is extremely passionate about helping people use humor to cope with life's abundant frustrations. While Lodge has done freelance comedy writing for organizations like Now Creatives and Wake Tech Community College, his true passion is helping clients use humor therapeutically.
To that end, Lodge joined The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor and partnered with internationally recognized therapist, Mallori DeSalle to deliver a variety of Lodge's programs. Subsequently, their work has been featured by WebMD. Lodge and Mallori have been interviewed on a number of podcasts like Compassion in a T-Shirt, The Sound of Hope, Only Trying to Help, Therapy with My Mom, and Talking to Change. Most notably, they delivered a course offered by the Safer Society Foundation called "How Humor Can Lead to More Effective Therapeutic Outcomes" that is certified by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, and Association of Social Work Boards.
Lodge also created a humor intervention for individuals and couples called Reframe It Coaching. He is currently accepting new clients and offering packages of sessions to individuals/couples/organizations.
In addition to the therapeutic work, Lodge has designed stress relief and team building workshops for organizations like The Coca-Cola Company, The Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center, Indiana University, and Home of the Innocents.
Recently, Lodge has taken what he has learned about comedy, levity, and therapeutic humor and turned it into an absurdly fun card game. The goal of the game is to help people connect and reduce stress. Let's play!
Dr. Lodge McCammon is an instructional designer, author, and international education consultant who provides professional services, including keynote speeches, workshops, curriculum development, and a variety of training programs. He works with school districts, universities, nonprofits, and businesses (e.g., Palm Beach Schools, Rutgers University, Discovery Education, Microsoft, SAS) and has given his unique keynote speeches at events like the Midwest Education Technology Conference, Boyertown Area School District Tech Fest, the University of the West Indies Open Lecture, and Amazon’s Webinar Series on Remote Learning.
His career began in 2003 at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he taught Civics and AP Economics. He received a PhD from North Carolina State University in 2008 and continued his work by developing innovative classroom strategies and sharing them with students, teachers, and schools around the world.
Dr. Lodge’s expertise lies in (1) improving teacher quality by emphasizing the importance of transparency, efficiency, reflective practice, and relationships, (2) helping teachers create healthy learning environments that are highly collaborative, differentiated, and engaging, (3) building communities of practice that inspire educators to implement innovative online teaching methods, and (4) integrating humor to increase wellness and engagement. In addition to working with schools, he develops resources to help business leaders use a variety of methods to promote efficient and effective training.
Dr. Lodge is also a musician who composes educational songs, along with supporting materials, about curriculum for K-12 classrooms. Popular subject areas include algebra, chemistry, and U.S. history. His songs and related materials can be found in Discovery Education Streaming.
Starting his music career at two years old, Lodge McCammon grew into a talented, award-winning, multi-instrumentalist. He later discovered a passion for teaching and learning which lead to his earning a PhD in Education from North Carolina State in 2008.
Dr. Lodge’s combined interest in music and education is the catalyst for his work; he composes and records songs about math, science, social studies, and language arts that are used in thousands of elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.
His songs are licensed internationally by Discovery Education (part of the Discovery Channel) and are accessible to over 60% of schools in the US. His educational songs have hundreds of thousands of downloads in Discovery Education Streaming and are used by teachers all over the world to help students learn a variety of concepts, from fractions to World War II.
Dr. Lodge is an advocate for the use of exercise and movement in the classroom. To compliment his education music, he creates kinesthetic lectures, which are movements that correspond to his song lyrics. Research shows that getting students up and moving is critical for both their health and their learning. Dr. Lodge has traveled around the country promoting the use his educational songs to get students out of their seats and physically active in music-based lessons. He has worked with thousands of teachers and students, inspiring them to learn through the power of music.