Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Dean of Engineering


  • PhD, Purdue University
  • MS, Mississippi State University
  • BS, Mississippi State University

Professional Credentials

Licensed Professional Engineer, AR, IN


Teaching Specialties

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Erosion Monitoring and Modeling
  • Water Quality Modeling

Research Interests

  • Agriculture and suburban water quality;
  • Best management practices for water quality;


  • American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Council for Agricultural Sciences & Technology (CAST)


Beasley joined ASU in 2009.  He was at North Carolina State University for 18 years, including 7+ years as the Department Head of Biological & Agricultural Engineering.  Prior to that, he was Department Head at the Coastal Plain Experiment Station of the University of Georgia.  He has also served on the faculty of Purdue University (10 years) and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (1 year).  He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. and will chair the EAC in 2012-2013.


David Beasley

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2088
F: 870-972-3539


Building: Lab Science West
Room: 239A

Alternative Contact

Jennifer Cortez
P: 870-972-3565