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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 Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • 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., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 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 Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

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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Associate Professor of Finance


  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University
  • M.S.B.A., Mississippi State University
  • M.B.A., University of North Alabama
  • B.S., University of North Alabama

Professional Credentials

  • Diploma - Graduate School of Banking of the South at LSU
  • Diploma - Commercial Lending School - Tennessee Bankers Association

Teaching Specialties

  • Commercial Banking 
  • Business Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institution
  • Economic Environment of Banking

Research Interests

  • Asset Liability Management for Commercial Banks
  • Community Banks


  • Financial Management Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma - Business Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon - Economics Honor Society


David Kern completed his Ph.D. in Finance at Mississippi State University at 2004.  His research interest is in the field of commercial banks.  The title of his dissertation was "Asset Liability Management Practices of Community Banks relative to Large Banks: Implication for the Future Viability of Commercial Banks.  He enjoyed the opportunity to work in the banking industry for 10 years prior to moving into an academic career.  He now enjoys teaching finance and banking classes and sharing experiences that he learned while working for a commercial bank.  He has been married for 20 years and has a 5 year old son.  He also enjoys playing golf, watching his son play sports, and attending sporting events.