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+ Campus notification: Lockdown Lifted

The campus lockdown has been lifted.

(1:49 p.m.) There has been a report of two males with weapons near the Student Union. Lockdown immediately until further notice.

Update (2:15 p.m.): Three males, all wearing black, were last seen walking north near Dean St.

Update (2:31 p.m.): University Police, as well as other law enforcement from the area, are clearing campus buildings in the affected area. Please remain indoors until an all clear has been given.

Update (2:42 p.m.): The campus lockdown has been lifted.  A-State will resume normal operations.

Police are continuing to investigate the earlier report and are reviewing campus security footage.

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Instructor of English


  • B.A. English & History, Arkansas State University, 1962
  • M.A. English, Arkansas State University, 1984
  • Ph.D. English, University of Mississippi, 2000

Teaching Specialties

  • Early American Literature
  • American Linguistics

Courses Taught

  • Composition I and II
  • Literature of the Western World - I and II
  • Technical Writing

Research Interests

  • American English - Stepchild of the Language
  • "Waiting" In Daybreak on the Land
  • "Don't Leave Me Alone" in Treasured Poems of America
  • "None Understood"
  • "Scrapbook Days"