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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

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 Professor of Finance

Director of Economic Education and Financial Literacy


  • Ph.D., University of Mississippi (Finance)
  • J.D., University of Mississippi
  • M.Tax., University of Mississippi
  • M.B.A., University of Mississippi
  • B.B.A., University of Mississippi (Managerial Finance, Banking, and General Business)

Teaching Specialties

  • Corporate Finance
  • Markets and Institutions

Research Interests

  • Financial Distress / Bankruptcy
  • Small Business / Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Financial Institutions


  • Financial Management Association
  • Southern Finance Association
  • Southwestern Finance Association
  • Eastern Finance Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Mississippi Bar


Tew is a 2009 graduate of The University of Mississippi with a Ph.D. in Finance and minors in Econometrics and Management Information Systems.

He is married to the former Kerry O'Meara of Jonesboro, AR.

Since 1998, he has been a member of the Mississippi Bar and employed as Legal Counsel for Enterprise Corporation of the Delta / Hope Community Credit Union, a group of economic development companies that provide commercial, consumer, and mortgage loans to companies and individuals in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.  

Prior to Arkansas State University, Tew was an instructor at The University of Mississippi and a visiting instructor at Mississippi State University.