Bodie Hodge holds a BS and MS (in 1996 and 1998 respectively) in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He specialized in a subset of mechanical engineering based in advanced materials processing, particularly starting powders. He conducted research for his master’s degree through a grant from Lockheed Martin and developed a new production method for Submicron Titanium Diboride. The new process made titanium diboride cheaper, faster, and of higher quality—an essential technology for some nanotechnologies.
With his advisor R. Koc, Hodge published two peer-reviewed articles on the subject: “New Method for Synthesis of Metal Carbides, Nitrides, and Carbonitrides,” and “Production of TiB2 from a Precursor Containing Carbon Coated TiO2 and B4C.”
During his years at SIUC, Hodge continued his personal study of biblical apologetics and began teaching this topic to junior high Sunday school students. While there, he served as president of one of the few Christian student organizations, Christians Unlimited, and was also an officer in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ student chapter.
After completing his master’s degree, Hodge worked as a mechanical engineer for Grain Systems Incorporated, was a visiting instructor in mechanical engineering at SIUC, and worked as a test engineer through Aerotek Engineering for Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois at the Peoria Proving Ground.
In 2003, Hodge accepted a position with Answers in Genesis and serves as speaker regularly lecturing in the Creation Museum Speaker Series, as a researcher at the cutting-edge organization, and as a member of their Editorial Review Board. A prolific writer, he has been involved in many books and DVD projects including his latest collaborative efforts on a prodigious trilogy work, World Religions and Cults. The favorite topics for his pen are the Tower of Babel, The Flood of Noah, and the Fall of Mankind and Satan—authoring books on them all.
Bodie Hodge knows he must still have a purpose here on earth, having miraculously survived not one, but two heart attacks—both 100% blockages in the widow maker. He and his wife Renee, (daughter of Ken Ham) were married in 2004 and have three daughters and one son.