Faculty & Staff

Jerome Goddard

Extension Professor
Discipline: Entomology

Specialty: Medical / Veterinary
Email: jgoddard@entomology.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2085
Office Location: Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Room 103

Mailing Address
Box 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
100 Old Hwy. 12
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University
  • M.S., University of Mississippi
  • B.A.E., University of Mississippi

Courses Taught

  • EPP 4173/6173 - Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Research Interests

  • Ecology and epidemiology of tick-borne diseases

Extension Efforts

  • Public health entomology
  • Medical entomology
  • Management and control of insects and other arthropods which are harmful to humans and animals
  • Vector-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and West Nile virus

Recent Publications

  • Goddard, J. 2017. A crack-and-crevice application assay for selected insecticides to control the ham mite, Tyrophagus putrescentiae. Journal of Entomological Science 52(3):304-307. Download
  • Goddard, J. 2017. Not all erythema migrans lesions are Lyme disease. American Journal of Medicine 130(2):231-233. Download
  • Goddard, J., W. Varnado, 2017. Palpable purpura from chigger bites. Midsouth Entomologist 9: 77-78. Download
  • Outlaw, D., D. Larson, J. Goddard. 2017. Mosquito vectors of avian malaria in Mississippi: a first look. Journal of Parasitology. Download
  • Paddock, C., M. Allerdice, W. Nicholson, M. Levin, T. Smith, T. Becker, R. Delph, R. Knight, J. Ritter, J. Sanders, J. Goddard, 2017. Isolation and characterization of a unique strain of Rickettsia parkeri associated with the hard tick Dermacentor parumapertus in the western United States. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Download