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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Associate Professor of Environmental Biology


  • BS - 1976 - Biochemistry, University of Maine, Orono, ME
  • MA - 1984 - Microbiology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • PhD - 1989 - Microbiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Courses Taught

  • Microbiology (BIOL 4014/5014)
  • Genetics (BIOL 3313)
  • Environmental Microbiology (ENVR 4103/5103)
  • Making Connections (BIOL 1913)
  • Biological Science and Lab (BIOL1003 & 1001)
  • Radiation Safety (ENVR 4121/5121)
  • Virology (BIOL 4263)
  • Biological Seminar (BIOL 4371)
  • Microbiology for Nursing and Lab (BIOL 2103 & 2101)
  • Pharmacology (BIOL 4243/5243)

Research Interests


  • Production and degradation of bacterial polymers, especially plastics
  • The degradation of certain pollutants and utilization of nutrients such as sulfonates by various bacteria
  • The degradation of a detergent by plastic-producing bacteria. This includes studies of both plastic synthesis as well as the mechanism of breakdown of the detergent.

Dr. Gilmore directs the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory which deals with microbial physiology and its relationship to environmental issues.

David Gilmore

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3263
P: 870-972-2638


Building: Lab Science East
Room: 418