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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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Professor of Physical Therapy


  • PhD, Kent State University (Biomedical Science, Neuroscience concentration)
  • MS, University of Louisville (Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology)
  • MS, Texas Woman's University (Physical Therapy, Geriatrics concentration)
  • BHS, University of Kentucky (Physical Therapy)

Professional Credentials

  • Arkansas Physical Therapy License
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Teaching Specialties

  • Neuroscience
  • Neuromuscular I
  • Integumentary 
  • Patient Handling

Research Interests

  • Brainstem Circuitry Related to the Auditory System
  • The Startle Reflex
  • Motor Planning


  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Society for Neuroscience


Susan joined the faculty in the spring of 2011. She has clinical experience working in acute care, inpatient rehab, SNF, outpatient, and home health settings. She has worked as a physical therapist in Kentucky, Texas, Ohio, and Arkansas. She endeavors in her research to elucidate brainstem circuitry related to attention, the startle reflex, and brainstem processing of sensory information.

Susan Motts

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2988
F: 870-972-3652


Building: CNHP
Room: 107