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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (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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Professor of Teacher Education


Education

  • Education Ed.D. Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
  • MSE Arkansas State University
  • BSE Arkansas State University

Professional Credentials

  • Public School teaching- 5 years
  • University supervisor- 25 years

Teaching Specialties

  • Early Childhood Education, undergraduate and graduate
    Effective Teaching Strategies course
  • Field III supervision
  • Internship supervision

Research Interests

  • Teacher Education
  • Classroom interactions
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Parent/Family Involvement

Affiliations

  • Arkansas Early Childhood Association
  • Southern Early Childhood Association
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • Association for Childhood Education International

Biography

As a child, I knew that I wanted to become a teacher. I grew up with a mother who taught high school Home Economics and who served as my teacher/mentor. After completing BSE and MSE degrees at ASU, I became a classroom teacher of young children. Those were some of the best days that I could ever imagine! At the end of five years, I made a conscious decision to go to graduate school to further my education. Working on a doctoral degree was not something that I had originally planned, but was a wonderful avenue for meeting new colleagues, increasing my knowledge-base, and developing my writing skills.

My first college teaching job was challenging but rewarding. After two years at a private college, I accepted at position at ASU. During the 20 years of work at ASU, I have become a full professor, assistant chair, and now department chair. These different roles have provided me with opportunities for growth and development as a professional.

While I am uncertain of my next career directions, I am proud to work at the institution from which I graduated and to serve with ASU faculty. Our goal is to train quality teachers and to continue to find effective ways to improve the lives of children and families in our region, the state, and across the US.

Dianne Lawler


Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8013
F: (870) 972-3344


Office

Building: Education
Room: 369