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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 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.
  • 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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Dr. Ashraf Elsayed

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