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

  • Ferrari, F.A., J. Goddard, G. Moraru, W.E. Smith, A.S. Varela-Stokes. 2013. Isolation of "Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae" in embryonic cells of naturally infected Amblyomma maculatum. Journal of Medical Entomology, 50(5):1118-1125. Download
  • Ferrari, F.A., J. Goddard, M.A. Caprio, C.D. Paddock, T. Mixson-Hayden, A.S. Varela-Stokes. 2013. Population analyses of Amblyomma maculatum ticks and Rickettsia parkeri using singlestrand confirmation polymorphism. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. Download
  • Goddard, J. 2013. Laboratory assays of various insecticides against bed bugs (hemiptera: Cimicidae) and their eggs. Journal of Entomological Science, 48(1):65-69.
  • Goddard, J., K.T. Edwards. 2013. Effects of bed bug saliva on human skin. Journal of the American Medical Association, 149(3):372-373. Download
  • Goddard, J., L. Goltz, R.G. Robbins. 2013. New records of immature Ixodes brunneus Koch from Mississippi. Journal of Vector Ecology, 38(2):415-416. Download