Welcome to Arkansas State University!


Herald Advisor


  • MA, University of Alabama
  • BS, Mississippi University for Women

Teaching Specialties

  • News Reporting
  • News Editing
  • News Design

Research Interests

  • Politics and the Media
  • Student Media


  • College Media Advisers
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Southeast Journalism Conference
  • Arkansas College Media Association
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • American Copy Editors Society


Courses Thrasher teaches include public affairs reporting, news writing, feature writing, and desktop publishing. She advises the student newspaper, The Herald.  Under her leadership, the paper has won state, regional and national awards for excellence. She is secretary/treasurer of the Southeast Journalism Conference and secretary of the national College Media Association. Prior to teaching, she worked as an editor and reporter for daily newspapers in Mississippi.

Bonnie Thrasher

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2979
F: (870) 972-3329


Building: Education/Communication
Room: 224A

Alternative Contact

Pam Graham
P: (870) 972-3070