After 20 years in public health entomology at the Mississippi Department of Health, Dr. Jerome Goddard is now an Extension Professor of Medical and Veterinary Entomology at Mississippi State University in Starkville. He has published over 200 scientific papers and 12 books. One of his medical textbooks, "The Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance" is soon to be in its Seventh Edition (25 years continuously in print) and is used by physicians worldwide. It recently won "Highly Commended" in the British Medical Association's Best Medical Book of the Year contest.
Dr. Goddard has been a valuable asset to the entomological and pest control industry for the past three decades, primarily by speaking at training events around the country on a wide variety of pest-related issues. Over the 5-year period from 2008 through 2012, Dr. Goddard spoke to over 19,000 people at conferences in 23 states and the United Kingdom. He has appeared on the Colbert Report and been featured in Reader's Digest and Time Magazine and on the Learning Channel. In 1999, he was invited to testify before a committee in the U.S. Congress on the public health benefits of pesticides.