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Academic Affairs & Research

The Office of the Provost is responsible for supporting and overseeing all academic and research matters for the University.

A Sustained Culture of Academic Excellence

Our students are engaged in a wide range of academic pursuits that include degree programs in 160 undergraduate and graduate fields delivered by 6 different colleges. More than 450 full-time faculty members bring exceptional credentials to their craft while providing excellent learning opportunities in a caring and supportive environment for all students.

This combination of expertise and compassion combine to create high-quality academic programs and research opportunities as our dedicated faculty and staff strive continuously to meet the needs of the people A-State is privileged to serve.

Graduate Dean Finalists Announced

Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Dr. Loretta McGregor, Dr. Tanja McKay

Provost Alan Utter has announced the finalists for the dean of the graduate school. The three candidates are all current A-State faculty members, and will have their public presentations at the dates and times below. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the public presentations.

  • Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, History, will have her candidate presentation on Monday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 1041.
  • Dr. Loretta McGregor, Psychology and Counseling, will conduct her candidate presentation: Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 3:30 p.m., also in HSS, Room 1041.
  • Dr. Tanja McKay, Biological Sciences, is the final candidate, and her candidate presentation is the following week, Thursday, Feb. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in HSS, Room 1041.

AAR Mission Statement

The mission of Academic Affairs and Research at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro is to build and sustain a culture of academic excellence characterized by teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and service supportive of the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for personal fulfillment, successful careers, and responsible citizenship in an increasingly diverse and global society.

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