Dr. JEROME GODDARD is an Associate Extension Professor of Medical and Veterinary Entomology at Mississippi State University, and is also an Affiliate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Goddard has published over 180 scientific articles and 11 books. One of his books, Physician’s Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, is soon to be in the sixth edition and is used by doctors world-wide. In 2003, it won an award in the British Medical Association’s “Best Medical Book of the Year” competition. Dr. Goddard has been married for 33 years to his wife Rosella: they have two grown sons, Jeremy and Joseph.