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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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(870) 972-3820

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Associate Professor of Civil Engineering


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.  August 1995
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.  August 1991
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, May 1982

Professional Credentials

Professional Engineer:  TN, MS, AR, AL, IN, OH, KY, SC, MO, UT, LA


Teaching Specialties

  • Soil mechanics
  • Foundation engineering
  • Civil engineering Materials
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Statics

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Transportation materials
  • Foundations


  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Geo Institute
  • Arkansas State Governor Earthquake Advisory Council (GEAC)
  • West Tennessee Structural Engineers Association
  • West Tennessee Geotechnical Group
  • Registered professional engineer in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Utah, and North Carolina


During 27 years of engineering practice, Ashraf has been involved in the design and construction of key transportation and industrial projects in the United States, Trinidad, and the Middle East.  He has served as the chief engineer of Hall, Blake & Associates; a geotechnical and materials testing consulting firm in Memphis, Tennessee. He also served as a senior geotechnical engineer at Hamza Associates; an international consulting firm based in Cairo, Egypt.

Ashraf Elsayed

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3426
F: 870-972-3948


Building: Lab Science West
Room: 246

Alternative Contact

Jennifer Cortez
P: 870-972-2088