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A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Associate Dean of College of Education and Behavioral Science

Professor, Physical Education Teacher Education


  • Ph.D., The University of Alabama
  • M.S., Mississippi State University
  • B.S., Mississippi State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Adapted Sport Pedagogy
  • Outdoor Pursuits/Adventure Education
  • Secondary Methods in Physical Education
  • Measurement & Evaluation
  • Research Design
  • Swimming

Research Interests

  • Adapted Sport Pedagogy
  • Outdoor Experiential Learning Experiences
  • Applications of Social Media to Teacher Preparation
  • Perceptions and Attitudes related to Physical Education Teacher Education
  • Teacher Socialization


  • Society for Health and Physical Educators
  • SHAPE Research Consortium
  • Arkansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance


Selected Presentations:

Kinchin, G. D. & Bryant, L. G. (2015, October). Facilitating communication between PETE faculty and students at one US-based and one UK-based program: The possibilities for telecommunication and social media as a means to promote greater internationalization. Society of Health and Physical Educators America Physical Education Teacher Education Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Bryant, L. G. (2014, February). Taking the PLT? What to expect. Southern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Lexington, KY.

Bryant, L. G. & Finnicum, P. (2013, April). Does video communication aid or hinder intern supervision? American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Charlotte, NC.

Kinchin, G. D. & Bryant, L. G. (2012, October). The affordances of Skype within PETE: An international initiative. National Association for Sport and Physical Education Physical Education Teacher Education Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Nichols, B., Bryant, L. G., & Stillwell, J. L. (2011, April). Students’ perceptions of an elementary physical education practicum experience. 21st European Teacher Education Network Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Selected Publications:

Kinchin, G. D. & Bryant, L. G. (2015). The use of Skype within physical education teacher education: An international collaboration. Physical Education Matters, 10(2), 60-63.

Bryant, L. G. (2014). PETE students’ perceptions of professional preparation. Arkansas Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 49(1), 52-54.

Bryant, L. G., Stillwell, J. L. & Nichols, B. (2013). Future teachers’ perceptions of an elementary physical education practicum experience. Journal of the European Teacher Education Network, 8(1), 9-24.

Baghurst, T. & Bryant, L. G. (2012). Do as I say, not as I do: Improving the image of the physical education profession. Strategies, 25(4), 11-13.

Bryant, L. G. & Curtner-Smith, M. D. (2009). Influence of a physical education teacher’s disability on middle school pupils’ learning and perceptions of teacher competence. European Physical Education Review, 15(1), 5-19.

Lance G. Bryant

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8101
F: (870) 972-3096


Building: HPESS Complex
Room: 233

Alternative Contact

Sherry Reece
P: (870) 972-3066