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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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Dr. Jim Washam

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Associate Professor of Finance


  • Ph.D., Finance - University of Mississippi
  • M.B.A., Arkansas State University 
  • B.S.,  Finance - Arkansas State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Working Capital Management
  • Financial Risk Management

Research Interests

  • Cash Holding and Corporate Liquidity
  • Working Capital Management
  • Risk Management


  • Association for Finance Professionals (AFP)
  • Financial Management Association (FMA)
  • Mid-South Association of Financial Professionals
  • Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) 


Jim joined the ASU Facility in 1987.  He currently serves as Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs.  During his time at ASU, Jim has also served as department chair for Education and Finance, as well as, the Department of Accounting, Finance, and Law.  He is a frequent speaker at national conferences, and conducts treasury management seminars throughout North America.  His seminars have attracted participants from leading organizations including:  Hilton Hotels; JPMorgan Chase; Sprint; Mastercard International; Bank of Montreal; Metavante; Google; Harvard; Tiffany and Company; Columbia University; General Electric; Proctor and Gamble; ScotiaBank; and NASCAR.