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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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Dr. Blair Dean

Professor, Physical Education Teacher Education


  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Teaching Specialties

  • Elementary Physical Education Methods

Research Interests

  • Prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.
  • Aerobic fitness and physical activity correlates of academic performance, physical activity and education policy implications.


Selected Presentations:
Dean, B. Academotion: Physical Activities for Teachers of Young Children. AIESEP Specialist Symposium. September 24-26, 2009, Pensacola, FL.

Dean, B. and Mooneyhan, A. Southern District Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention. Kona, HI. June 19, 2008.

Dean, B. Arkansas Youth Fitness. National Association for Health and Fitness Conference. Los, Angeles, CA. April 28, 2007

Dean,B. and Stillwell, J. New Dimensions in Movement and Fitness: Through Integration. Athens Institute for Education and Research: 2nd International Conference on Physical Education, Coaching and Health Fitness, June 28-29, 2006, Athens, Greece.

Selected Publications:
Dean, B. Academotion: 100 Action-packed Activities for Teachers of Young Children (2009). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Dean, B. Fit for life: An educator's call for raising the bar. Community Health Care, v 3, (1) 32-33. Summer 2007

Dean, B. The face of fitness. Occasions, v 4, (6) 8-10, January 2007.

Dean, B. Integration through movement activities. Teaching Elementary Physical Education, v 16, (4) 17-19, July 2005.

Dean, B., Adams, T.M., & Comeau, M. The effect of a female physical educator's physical appearance on physical fitness knowledge and attitudes of junior high students. The Physical Educator, v 62, (1) 14-25, March 2005.

Blair Dean

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8112
F: (870) 972-3096


Building: HPESS Complex
Room: 228

Alternative Contact

Sherry Reece
P: (870) 972-3066