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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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Chair of Department of Political Science

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., University of New Orleans, 2003
  • M.A., Arkansas State University, 1995
  • B.A., Arkansas State University, 1994

Teaching Specialties

  • Seminar in Public Administration
  • Administrative Behavior
  • Principles of Public Administration
  • Southern Politics
  • Municipal Government
  • Black Politics
  • Introduction to U.S. Government
  • Introduction to Politics

Research Interests

  • Service Delivery
  • Public Opinion/Citizen Satisfaction
  • Regulatory Policy
  • Southern Politics


Dr. William McLean formerly served as Director of the departments NASPAA accredited Master of Public Administration Program. In addition he serves on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC). Dr. McLean is also the co-founder and Director of the Center for Social Research, a 16-station computer assisted telephone survey center at Arkansas State University. He has published widely in the fields of public administration and political science. His works have appeared in Public Administration Review, Public Opinion Quarterly, American Review of Politics, Review of Policy Research and PA Times.

William McLean

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2104
F: (870) 972-2720


Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 405