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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:
  • The Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • 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., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 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 Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

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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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering


  • Ph.D., University of Kansas (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MSME, University of Kansas
  • B.S.Engr, Arkansas State University

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Arkansas

Teaching Specialties

  • Thermal/Fluid system design
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Finite Element Techniques

Courses Taught

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Multiscale Modeling
  • Conservation and Optimization of Thermal and Mechanical Energy Resources
  • Aeroacoustics


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers


Dr. Edgar has served as Director of the Mechanical Engineering program since January 2003, and has been a member of the ASU College of Engineering faculty since January 1995.  Dr. Edgar's area of expertise is computational mechanics with extensions to nonlinear problems in thermal/fluid sciences and solid mechanics.  His research has been sponsored by NASA, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, regional industry and also spent four summers as a faculty fellow at the Air Force Research Lab on the Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH.  Dr. Edgar currently serves as faculty advisor for the ASU student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


Brad Edgar

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3304
F: 870-972-3948


Building: Lab Science West
Room: 130B

Alternative Contact

Jennifer Cortez
P: 870-972-2088