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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.

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.

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James & Wanda Lee Vaughn Endowed Professor of Psychology & Counseling

Coordinator of the Educational Specialist Degree Program in Psychology & Counseling


  • B.S., Arkansas State University
  • M.R.C., Arkansas State University
  • M.Ed., University of Cincinnati 
  • Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, 1991

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist (AR)
  • Licensed School Psychology Specialist (AR)
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

Teaching Specialties

  • Psychological and Educational Testing/Measurement
  • Professional Consultation
  • Behavioral Assessment and Intervention
  • Theories of Learning 
  • Research Design and Program Evaluation in Psychology & Counseling
  • Supervised Internship in School Psychology

Research Interests

  • Psychological and Educational Testing/Measurement
  • Professional Practice Issues
  • Response to Intervention


  • Arkansas School Psychology Association
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • American Association of University Professors

John D. Hall

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3041


Building: Education
Room: 303