colby-sawyer faculty

Marc Lodyga

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences
(603) 526-3403 |

Joined the faculty in 2013. Ph.D., Health Education from Southern Illinois University; M.S., Applied Health Science with specialization in Human Development and Family Studies from Indiana University; B.S., Human Development and Family Studies from Indiana University. Professor Lodyga's research interests include: psychopharmaceutical drug misuse in college students, medical prescription misperceptions, and the link between alcohol use and coping styles. He enjoys teaching classes related to substance abuse, psychosocial health, behavioral health, and health psychology.

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral Health
  • Child and Human Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • Psychology

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Bliss, K., Lodyga, M., Bochantin, S., Null, D. "Accuracy of health and wellness messages provided by ChaCha, the mobile answers text messaging service." International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 13, 49-58

  • Forgarty, E., Lodyga, M., Hartke, M., Hodge, E., Carter, A., Goodman, J. "An empirical investigation of stress triggers, coping mechanisms, and barriers in college student at a midwestern university." Robert D. Russell Symposium, Carbondale, Ill. April 2013.

  • Illinois Department of Public Health. (2012). Illinois comprehensive cancer control plan, 2012 – 2015. Springfield, Ill.

  • Hudson, H. K., Bliss, K. R., Lodyga, M. G., & Bice, M. R. "Channel surfing contraceptives: Instructors tuning in or changing the channel?" American Association for Health Education national conference, San Diego, Calif., March 2011.


  • Ph.D., Health Education, 2013 Southern Illinois University
  • M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, 2009, Indiana University
  • B.S., Human Development and Family Studies, 2005, Indiana University