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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Professor of Agricultural Education


  • Ed.D., Agricultural and Extension Education, Mississippi State University
  • M.Ed., Agricultural & Extension Education, Mississippi State University
  • B.S., Agricultural Education, University of Tennessee-Martin.

Teaching Specialties

  • Agricultural Education
  • Career Education
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Leadership
  • Adult Education

Research Interests

  • Agricultural Literacy
  • Leadership Education
  • International Agriculture
  • Curriculum
  • Effective teaching


  • Alpha Tau Alpha
  • American Association of Agricultural Educators
  • Association for Career and Technical Education
  • National Association of Agricultural Educator
  • Phi Delta Kappa


Born and raised on a farm in Tennessee, attended University of Tennessee at Martin and began teaching taught agriculture at the age of 20. I taught for five years at the secondary level, before attending graduate school at Mississippi State University (MSU) where I worked as a graduate research/teaching assistant. Prior to graduation I accepted a position as a "Visiting Lecturer" at Montana State University. I completed my doctoral degree in summer of 1984 and accepted a soft money position at University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I served for five years, first as Associate Director of Special Projects and later as an Extension Technologist. I came to ASU in 1990.