Professor Lonnie Hodge is medically retired*, but manages a trip to the keyboard once in a while. He once taught language, culture and global marketing worldwide and was the creator of Culture Fish Media. He devotes his time, when he can, to Social Media promotion of NGOs, NPOs and is on the board for two 501C3 registered charities involved in literacy and relief shelter provisions. *He has PTSD and autoimmune issues. He is a an active and ardent supporter of Veterans Activities.
Lonnie, a twenty-year resident of Asia, has been a consultant and Search Engine Marketing specialist for SMEs and Multi-National Corporations during those years. Professor Hodge holds degrees in Counseling, Communications, Fine Arts, Education and Engineering as well as a certificate in East-Asian Studies; he is the past founder and director of the Rocky Mountain Training Institute, a global consultancy to Ministries of Health and Education in various countries.
He is a well-known lecturer worldwide, covering topics such as Asian culture, international trade, search engine optimization (SEO), marketing, ESL, Creativity, Humor and personal growth, psychoneuroimmunology, psychobiology, and development for universities, small to large businesses, The Kellogg Leadership Program, The Fetzer Institute and more. Lonnie, widely published and anthologized, is also a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the highest juried award given to American writers and is the co-founder of the online China Dreamblogue project which provided digital internships for exceptional students while raising funds for educational charities.
In past incarnations Lonnie has been a professional actor, widely anthologized poet, champion archer, martial arts instructor and military officer. Professor Hodg was a China SEM, business and education and creative strategies consultant for emerging and established companies and institutions seeking to better brand or improve market visibility in Asia. Lonnie’s biography has appeared in numerous Who’s Who publications throughout the years and was a member of the China Speakers Bureau, Coleman Consulting, Standard and Poor’s Consultation Group and the Asia Pacific Creative Skills Training Council.
He is a recovering TEDhead and past curator or two successful events in China.