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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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Professor of English


  • B.S. English, Livingston University
  • M.A. English, Florida State University
  • Ph.D. English, Florida State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Poetry

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Poetry and Drama
  • Intro to Literature of the Western World I
  • Intro to Literature of the Western World I
  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Creative Writing
  • Advanced Creative Writing

Research Interests

  • The Apple Pickers' Children
  • Digging for Shark Teeth



  • " Nocturne for Autumn" and "Exile," Poetry
  • " Here in the Emerald City," The Southern Review
  • " Shooting for Shape" and "The Man Who Loved Distance," The Kenyon Review
  • " Lullaby for a Child of Water" and "Dove Season," Crazyhorse
  • " Constellations," Poetry Australia
  • " Invisible Men," International Review

Articles and Reviews:

  • " Charles Wright," Critical Survey of Poetry
  • " Signs of the Times: John D. MacDonald's Apocalyptic Vision," Studies in English
  • " A matter of Style: Chandlers' Hardboiled Disguise," Journal of Popular Culture
  • " Radio Music," review of David Bottoms' Any Cold Jordan in New Letters Review of Books
  • Review of Jonah and the Pink Whale by Jose Wolfango Mones Vannuci in New Letters Review of Books