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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.

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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Professor of Physics


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University 1991-1994
  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign 1991
  • M.S. Physics, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign 1986
  • B.S. Physics, Brigham Young University 1985

Teaching Specialties

  • General and University Physics
  • Survey of Physics for the Health Professions
  • Modern Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Thermal Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Optics

Research Interests

  • Picosecond multiphoton laser excitation methods for molecular excitation 
  • Generation of tunable near-Fourier-transform-limited laser pulses
  • Production and characterization of solar cells
  • Biophysics


  • American Physical Society
  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Bruce Johnson

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2955
F: 870-972-3089


Building: Lab Science East
Room: 120

Alternative Contact

Marsha Trusty
P: 870-972-3086