George B. Schoeler
Candidate for ESA Certification Board Director-Elect
Dr. George B. Schoeler, BCE, is a medical entomologist serving with the U.S. Navy in Millington, Tennessee. He has been an operational/research entomologist in the Navy for over 25 years, having been assigned in several states and overseas. He has experience working in 15 countries, including assignments at two of the Navy’s overseas medical research laboratories.
Dr. Schoeler is a native of Seattle, Washington. He attended Boise State University, receiving his B.S. in biology in 1989. He earned an M.S. in entomology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992 and his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in 2000. His research activities have included field and laboratory studies on ticks and tick-borne diseases in the U.S. and South America; malaria and dengue vector surveillance studies in the Amazon Basin region of Peru and Southeast Asia, and studies on the development and testing of novel pest management technologies to better protect deployed military personnel from arthropod-borne diseases. A member of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for over 30 years, Dr. Schoeler has been board certified by ESA in medical and veterinary entomology since 1995. He previously served as the Chair of the Certification Examining Committee for the Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) program from January 2002 to August 2004. He is currently serving as the Chair of the BCE Medical and Veterinary Entomology examination revision committee, leading a group of 20 medical and veterinary entomologists in updating and revising the Medical and Veterinary specialty exam for the BCE program.