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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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Director of Environmental Sciences

Associate Professor of Entomology


  • BS  - 1995- Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • MS - 1998- Entomology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba  
  • PhD - 2002- Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Courses Taught

  • General Entomology (Undergraduate)
  • Insect Taxonomy (Graduate)
  • Economic Entomology (Undergraduate)
  • Aquatic Entomology (Graduate)
  • Medical and Veterinary Entomology (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • Invertebrate Zoology (Undergraduate)
  • Forensic Entomology (Undergraduate/Graduate) 

Research Interests

Veterinary Entomology

Major research interests are with flies of veterinary importance, especially house flies (M. domestica), stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans), face flies (Musca autumnalis), and horn flies (Haematobia irritans). Currently investigating: 1) the use of parasitoid wasps to control house flies and stable flies in dairy operations in Arkansas, North Carolina and Mississippi; 2) the impact of poultry litter fertilizers on ground-dwelling arthropods; 3) oviposition behavior of Muscidifurax zaraptor, a parasitoid of filth flies; and 4) the biodiversity of dung beetles in Arkansas.