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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.

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.

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Professor of Economics


  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas (Economics)
  • M.A., University of Mississippi (Economics)
  • B.S., Arkansas State University (Economics)

Teaching Specialties

  • Economics

Research Interests

  • Economics


  • American Economic Assn. 
  • Mid-South LKAcademy of Economics and Finance


Crawford has been on the faculty of the College of Business for 43 years.  Previous, he was at Tennessee Tech University (5 years) and the University of Arkansas (3 years).  He served for 11 years as Chair of the Business Administration  and Economics Department.  He served as Director of the Economic  Education Workshop for 15 years.  He has also served as president of three regional economic associations (Mid-South Academy of Economics and Finance, Southwest Society of Economics and Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business).  Dr. Crawford has published a large number of scholarly articles in refereed  journals.