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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. 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 operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, 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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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Associate Professor of Biology


  • BA -1985 Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution: University of California at San Diego
  • MSc – 1990 Fisheries Science: Oregon State University
  • Ph.D. – 1993 Zoology: Oregon State University

Courses Taught

  • Biology of Animals (Undergraduate)
  • Ichthyology (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • Aquatic Biology (Graduate)
  • Parasitology (Undergraduate)
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (Undergraduate/team taught)

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Ecology of Fishes
  • Marine Ecology
  • Parasite-Host Ecology
  • My current research includes projects in the Caribbean, Philippines, Australia, and South Africa where my collaborators, graduate students, and I are investigating:
    • Blood parasites of Caribbean Reef Fishes
    • Habitat associations of parasitic gnathiid isopods
    • Effects of cymothoid and gnathiid isopods on their fish hosts
    • The role of ectoparasites in marine food webs
    • The role of parasites in the success of invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish