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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.

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Professor of Environmental Biology

Director of the Ecotoxicology Research Facility


  • BS - 1976 - Medical Technology, University of Arkansas School for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 
  • PhD - 2004 - Environmental Sciences, Arkansas State University, State University, AR

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Ecology
  • Principles of Ecology Lab
  • Wetland Delineation
  • Wetland Evaluation
  • Special Problems
  • Agriculture and the Environment (team taught)
  • Aquatic Ecotoxicology (team taught)
  • Topical seminar in Environmental Sciences
  • Global water issues

Research Interests

  • Aquatic ecotoxicology
  • Aquatic vegetation
  • Modification of agricultural runoff
  • Sediments, sediment remediation
  • Aquatic habitat assessment
  • Assessment of toxicity of nanoparticles to laboratory test organisms


Dr. Bouldin's research involves aquatic toxicology and the use of laboratory test organisms to predict instream effects of agricultural runoff to downstream ecosystems.  My research also includes the mitigation of agricultural runoff within receiving structures, specifically vegetated ditches and constructed wetlands.  The role of aquatic vegetation in the remediation process, more specifically, phytoremediation of agricultural chemicals utilizing indigenous aquatic vegetation from agricultural ditches and wetlands.  Recent research has also included assessing the impact of nonpoint source runoff as part of a watershed assessment utilizing in-situ Asian clams, Corbicula fluminea and the development of a farm-scale environmental risk assessment. 

Ongoing research includes investigating the environmental fate and effects of nanoparticles to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Raphidocelis subcapitata.

Jennifer Bouldin

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2570
F: 870-972-2577


Building: Ecotox Facility
Room: 113A