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A-State Remains Closed Through Fri. 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 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 closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday morning.
  • 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.
  • Wednesday'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 SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • 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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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Assistant 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: Nursing & Health Professions
Room: 107