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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:
  • 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.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • 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 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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Professor of Environmental Biology


  • BS - 1978 - Marine Biology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
  • MS - 1981 - Biology (Marine Ecology), Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
  • PhD - 1991 - Ecology (Statistics minor), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Courses Taught

  • Aquatic Ecotoxicology
  • Biological Science and Laboratory
  • Biology of Sex
  • Case Studies in Ecosystem Management and Laboratory
  • Environmental Biology and Laboratory
  • Environmental Systems Analysis and Laboratory
  • Environmental Toxicology: Mechanisms and Impacts
  • Freshman Experience in Biology
  • Issues in Human Ecology and Lab
  • Legal Aspects of Environmental Management
  • Models and Modeling
  • Pharmacology
  • Tropical Field Ecology (in Belize, Central America)

Research Interests

Aquatic Toxicology and Ecology

  • Toxicological and physiological effects of pollutants
  • Direct and indirect impacts of mining and oil spills
  • Effects of pollutants on osmo- and ionoregulation of aquatic and marine organisms

Dr. Rich Grippo joined ASU in 1995. In addition he serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Memphis. He is currently working on a number of research projects to include:

  • Aquatic and riparian effects of stream bank restoration and cattle fencing on the South Fork River
  • The fate and effect of aquaculture therapeutant potassium permanganate 
    Silvicultural best management practices effectiveness biomonitoring in Arkansas
  • The interactions of nicotine and ephedrine on the cardiovascular system of mammals.

Richard Grippo

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3649


Building: Lab Science East
Room: 316