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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.

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.

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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Dr. Richard Segall

Professor of Computer & Information Technology


  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Ph.D., Operations Research, May 1984
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M. S., Operations Research and Statistics, December 1975
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M. S., Mathematics, May 1973
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B. S., Mathematics, June 1971

Teaching Specialties


  • Database Management
  • Advanced Database
  • Management Information Systems 
  • Operations Management
  • Data Mining 
  • Engineering Management Program 

Research Interests

Dr. Segall's research interests include data mining, text mining, web mining, big data, bioinformatics, supercomputing applications and mathematical modeling. He is the author or co-author of over 33 journal articles, 13 chapters of books, 60 conference proceedings, 14 technical reports, recipient of numerous grants including that for software from ORACLE Corporation and SAS Institute, Inc., and has co-edited 2 books titled: “Research and Applications in Global Supercomputing” in 2015, and "Visual Analytics and Interactive Technologies: Data, Text and Web Mining Applications” in 2011 that were both published by IGI Global. He is also currently editing a book “Handbook on Big Data Storage and Visualization Techniques” also to be published by IGI Global.


  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence
  • Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)


Dr. Segall has taught over 25 years at several universities including that of Texas Tech University, University of Louisville, University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and West Virginia University. He is the recipient of three research awards from the National Research Council (NRC) that has funded his research at Brooks AFB in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Segall also has received funding from the Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) and Arkansas Science and Technology Authority (ASTA) and is a member of the Arkansas Center for Plant-Powered Production (P3) Center.

He is also Affiliated Faculty in the A-STATE College of Engineering, where he teaches in the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Program that is joint-degree plan with the A-STATE College of Business, and Affiliated Faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) where he serves on thesis committees. He is also on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Data Science (IJDS) and International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management (IJDMMM).