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A-State Resumes Regular Weekend Hours

Arkansas State University has resumed regular weekend operation hours. For specific event schedule updates, please refer to the list below.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • 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 Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Department's Homepage.

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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Dr. Timothy N. Burcham

Dean of Agriculture & Technology


Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.  December, 1989.


Master of Science Agricultural Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi.   May, 1985.


Bachelor of Science Agricultural Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi.  Cum Laude.  August, 1983.


Professional Credentials

Registered Engineer  Registered Professional Engineer.  State of Mississippi License # 14034.

Teaching Specialties

  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Operations Research/Management Science
  • Land Surveying
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Agricultural Waste Management
  • Statistics

Research Interests

  • Livestock Waste Management
  • Onsite Wastewater Remediation
  • Pedagogy
  • Spatial Technologies
  • Biofuels
  • Precision Agriculture


  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
  • National Association of College Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
  • Tennessee Onsite Wastewater Association (TOWA


On July 1st 2013, Dr. Timothy N. Burcham became Dean of the College of Agriculture and Technology at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro.  Prior to this appointment, he served for two years as the Interim Chair of the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources and Director of the Center of Excellence in Experiential Learning for the Agricultural Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Martin (UT-Martin).

Dr. Burcham was the 3rd holder of the Parker Chair of Excellence at UT-Martin with the primary responsibility of coordinating the online Master of Science in Agriculture and Natural Resources program.  He was awarded the UT-Martin Graduate Online Teacher of the Year Award in 2011.


Dr. Burcham earned B.S and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Engineering from Mississippi State University and his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from Clemson University.  Prior to his appointment as Dean at Arkansas State University, he held teaching, research, or extension positions at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Mississippi State University, and The University of Tennessee at Martin.


Dr. Burcham is a registered Professional Engineer and has been involved in consulting activities associated with livestock waste management, onsite wastewater remediation, water quality, biofuels, and computer software design.  He served as President for the Tennessee Onsite Wastewater Association in 2013.  On December 28, 2010, Dr. Burcham was awarded U.S. Patent # 7,857,545 B2 for his Variable Volume Drain Field System, an innovative drain field design for onsite wastewater remediation.


Dr. Burcham and his wife, Joan, have two daughters, Hannah, a graduate of UT-Martin and the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis, and Megan, a senior in mechanical engineering at UT-Martin and a member of Chi Omega sorority

Timothy N. Burcham

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2802


Building: Agriculture
Room: 218