Dr. Lobdell has been teaching in higher education since 1974. He has taught at numerous colleges, including Trinity College (Deerfield, Ill.) and the School of Radiotechnology at Chicago Medical School. He has been a senior research scientist at Norwich Pharmaceutical Corporation and assistant editor for Chemical Abstract Services.
In addition, he has served as university pastor for the Southern Tier of New York, evangelical chaplain at the State University of New York in Binghamton and pastor at churches in New York and Florida. He also serves as an evaluator on reaffirmation of accreditation committees for the Southern Association of College and Schools.