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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 due to incoming winter weather. 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 be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight'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 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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Professor of Folklore and English


  • Ph.D. Folklore, Indiana University, 2001
  • M.A. Folk Studies, Western Kentucky University, 1987
  • B.A. Communication Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 1983

Teaching Specialties

  • Folklife Studies
  • Ethnography
  • Heritage Programs
  • Folklore
  • Education

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Literature of Western World, I and II
  • Introduction to Folklore
  • Ballad and Folksong
  • *Heritage Studies Courses

Research Interests

  • A Florida Fiddler: The Life and Times of Richard Seaman, published by University of Alabama Press.
  • With staff of Smithsonian Institution: Iowa Folklife: Our People, Communities, and Traditions, Smithsonian Institution.
  • With staff from Florida Folklife Program: The Florida Music Train, Florida Department of State; various video documentaries and audio recordings.
  • Current Project:
    Research on heritage preservation and representation in relation to folklife studies


  • Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award 2009, Fellowship from the American Folklife Center within the Library of Congress.
  • Arkansas State University's Board of Trustees' 2009 "Faculty Achievement Award for Service."
  • Arkansas State University's Board of Trustees', "Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship," 2008.
  • Arkansas State University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2005.
  • (With staff of Florida Folklife Program) Dorothy Howard Prize for excellence in folklife education from the American Folklore Society's "Folklore and Education Section," 2003.
  • National Endowment for the Arts grants, 2003-9.

Gregory Hansen

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3508


Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 215