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JOSEPH M. COLON, TECHNICAL ADVISOR, AMCA

About Our Expert:  Joseph M. Conlon was born in Lakewood, Ohio on June 4, 1951. He studied Clinical Psychology at both the University of Dayton and Cleveland State University prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1974. During his 3-year Army tour he was assigned as the Chief Preventive Medicine Non-Commissioned Officer of the Second Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas. Upon his discharge from active duty in December 1977, he pursued undergraduate Environmental Health and Biology studies and received both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Parasitology and Medical Entomology (1979) and a Master of Science Degree in Medical Entomology (1981) from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Mr. Conlon was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Secondary Science Education from Old Dominion University in 1995. Mr. Conlon was commissioned as a Navy Medical Entomologist in 1981 and entered active duty on January 10, 1982. Mr. Conlon retired from the U.S. Navy on August 1, 2000 with the rank of Commander and is now serving as the Technical Advisor for the American Mosquito Control Association. Mr. Conlon has published 27 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and over 130 articles in various trade magazines and major newspapers. He has testified before Congress regarding the role of mosquito management in West Nile Virus control on two occasions. He is a member of the American Mosquito Control Association, Florida Mosquito Control Association, Georgia Mosquito Control Association, South Carolina Mosquito Control Association, Virginia Mosquito Control Association (President-1996/1997), North Carolina Mosquito Control Association, Illinois Mosquito Control Association, Pennsylvania Vector Control Association, Ohio Mosquito Control Association, Mid-American Mosquito Control Association (President - 1998/1999), and New York Entomological Society (honorary).