Jerome Goddard II received a B.S. in Mathematics & M.S. in Mathematics from Mississippi College and a PhD. in Mathematical Sciences from Mississippi State University. He joined AUM in August 2011 and is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science within the College of Sciences. Goddard’s research interests are in applied mathematics. In particular, his research is focused on the study of reaction diffusion equations and nonlinear elliptic boundary value problems arising from population dynamics and combustion theory. His personal interests include spending time with his wife and two children, as well as outdoor hobbies such as hiking, backpacking, camping, & fishing.