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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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Temporary Instructor of Biology


  • BS (Biology)
  • MS (Biology)
  • please see the CV for further information (Institutions, etc.)

Teaching Specialties

  • General Biology

Research Interests

  • Herpetology (Study of Reptiles and Amphibians)
  • Salamander ecology and natural history
  • Genetics
  • Evolutionary biology


I’m originally from Kansas City (Johnson Co., KS) where I finished High School.  I relocated to Spearfish, SD and attended Black Hills State University where I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and gained field experience working as a technician on a variety of projects in the Black Hills National Forest, Theodore Roosevelt and Glacier National Parks and other regional public lands.  My undergraduate experience culminated with 2 months of field work on the Antiguan Racer Conservation Project in Antigua and Barbuda, West Indies.  I relocated to Jonesboro, AR to pursue an Master of Science in Biology at Arkansas State University focusing on a natural history aspect of the western slimy salamander in Garland Co., AR.  My thesis involved the development of genetic (DNA) markers for this species with application to other closely related species from the Ouachita Mountains in western Arkansas.  During this time I also worked on plant-based protein production for a biotechnology company housed on campus at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro.  Since completing the MS I have been working as a full-time adjunct instructor of Biology at the Jonesboro and Paragould campuses of Arkansas State University.

Nathan Stephens

Contact Information

P: 870-680-8189


Building: Lab Science East
Room: 210