David Allan Dame, PhD

Title: (Retired) Consultant, Entomologist
Company: Entomological Services
Location: Gainesville, Florida, United States

David Dame, Retired Consultant and Entomologist at Entomological Services, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of entomology.

Dr. Dame studied at Dartmouth College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1954, and enlisted in the United States Army. He served from 1954 to 1956, when he was honorably discharged, and continued his education at the University of Massachusetts. In 1961, he earned a PhD, and took a position as a research entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). He rose to the rank of investigations leader in 1964, and in 1970, he became a project leader with the USDA. Continuing his work, Dr. Dame took on the role of research leader with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in 1977, where he worked for more than a decade, until 1988, when he rose to the rank of a collaborating scientist and started as principal and consultant at Entomological Services. Dr. Dame remained with the USDA until 1994 and worked for Entomological Services until his retirement in 2016.

For his excellence, Dr. Dame was recognized with a Florida Mosquito Control Association Award for Distinguished Service to Public Health. He has contributed various articles to professional journals, boasting 125 peer-reviewed scientific publications and nine scientific book chapters, including work on the National Training Manual for Public Health Pesticide Applications for the Environmental Protection Agency in 2002. In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr. Dame worked as an adjunct professor for the department of entomology at the University of Florida and has been a member of both the Florida Coordinator Council on Mosquito Control and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. As a testament to his stature, success, and experience as an entomologist, he was featured in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

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