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+ Campus alert: A-State Closing Early Friday, March 31

A-State Closing Early Friday, March 31

Arkansas State University is canceling all on-campus classes and closing all academic and business offices at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 31, in response to the high probability of severe weather in the Jonesboro area this afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service has issued warnings for this afternoon with the high probability of extremely high wind gusts, significant severe storms and the potential for long-lasting tornadoes.

Essential personnel who maintain on-campus activities, including our University Housing and Facilities Management will continue to work on campus. If individual employees have questions regarding who is essential personnel, please check with your supervisor today.

Other Campus Closures & Cancellations

  • A-State Childhood Services will also close at 1 p.m.
  • The Reng Student Union will open as the campus’ storm shelter for university residents at 1 p.m., and will remain open until the all-clear.
  • Dining Services will continue to operate with regular dinner hours.
  • Also closing this afternoon are the Dean B. Ellis Library (online resources available 24/7) and the Red W.O.L.F. Center.
  • Evening campus events may also be cancelled. Please check with the event organizer for event status.

All campus residents are reminded to monitor official university media, including official social media accounts for updates. Alerts and weather conditions are also available at Weather.AState.edu.

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Current Senators

Executive Committee

Edward Salo

Dr. Edward Salo

Faculty Senate President

Associate Director of Heritage Studies
Associate Professor of History

Phone: (870) 972-3130

Office: HSS, 2061

Carlitta Moore EdD, LAT, ATC

Dr. Carlitta Moore EdD, LAT, ATC

Vice President

Clinical Education Coordinator
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Phone: (870) 972-3129

Office: Eugene Smith Hall, 301C

Addie Fleming

Addie Fleming


Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: 870-972-3074

Office: CNHP, 213

Donna Caldwell

Donna Caldwell

Immediate Past President

Associate Professor of Medical Imaging and
Radiation Sciences

Phone: 870-972-3073

Office: CONHP, 405A


Sudeepa Bhattacharyya

Dr. Sudeepa Bhattacharyya


Office: ABI

Kris Biondolillo

Dr. Kris Biondolillo

Professor of Psychology

Phone: (870) 972-3064

Office: Education, 316A

Than Boves

Dr. Than Boves

Associate Professor of Ecology

Phone: 870-972-3320

Office: Lab Science East, 315

Ross Carroll

Dr. Ross Carroll

Associate Professor of Physics

Phone: 870-680-4335

Office: Lab Science East, 105

Hrishikesh (Hrish) Desai

Dr. Hrishikesh (Hrish) Desai

Director of the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Program

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone: (870) 680-8316

Office: NGCoB, 306

Gary Edwards

Dr. Gary Edwards

Associate Professor of History

Phone: (870) 972-2313

Office: HSS, 4046

Addie Fleming

Addie Fleming

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: 870-972-3074

Office: CNHP, 213

Karen Kleppe Graham

Dr. Karen Kleppe Graham

Assistant Professor

Phone: 870-680-8440

Office: Education, 368

Bert Greenwalt

Dr. Bert Greenwalt

Professor of Agricultural Economics

Phone: (870) 972-2221

Office: Agriculture, 224

Gauri Guha

Dr. Gauri Guha

Associate Professor of Economics

Phone: 870-680-8465

Office: Business, 412

Matthew Harmon

Matthew Harmon

Accelerated BSN Option Coordinator

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: 870-972-3074

Office: REY, 211D

John Hershberger

Dr. John Hershberger

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Faculty Senator

Phone: 870-972-3313

Office: Lab Science East, 512

Katerina Hill

Dr. Katerina Hill

Director of The R.M. 'Bob' Wood Sales Leadership Center

Associate Professor of Marketing

Phone: (870) 972-3430

Office: Business, 107A

Gabriel Horowitz

Dr. Gabriel Horowitz

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Phone: (870) 972-4159

Office: HSS, 3118

Zahid Hossain, P.E.

Dr. Zahid Hossain, P.E.

Professor of Civil Engineering

Director of Graduate Programs in Engineering- MSCE, MSEE, & MSME

Phone: 870-680-4299

Office: LSW, 246

Cheryl Knight, LCSW

Dr. Cheryl Knight, LCSW

Department Chair & MSW Program Director

Assistant Professor Social Work

Phone: 870-972-3596

Office: Eugene W. Smith, 327A

Veena Kulkarni

Dr. Veena Kulkarni

Associate Professor of Sociology

Graduate Program Coordinator - Sociology

Phone: (870) 972-3331

Office: HSS, 3073

William Maynard

Dr. William Maynard

Associate Professor of History

Phone: (870) 972-2125

Office: HSS, 4048

Suzanne Melescue

Dr. Suzanne Melescue

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 870-680-8167

Office: Computer Science & Mathematics, 111

Pradeep Mishra

Pradeep Mishra

Director of Printing Services


Phone: (870) 972-3114

Office: Education/Communication, 234A

Carlitta Moore EdD, LAT, ATC

Dr. Carlitta Moore EdD, LAT, ATC

Vice President

Clinical Education Coordinator
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Phone: (870) 972-3129

Office: Eugene Smith Hall, 301C

Nikesha Nesbitt

Dr. Nikesha Nesbitt

Associate Dean of University College

Program Director of Nontraditional Studies

Phone: (870) 972-3574

Office: Dean B. Ellis Library, 143

Tim Oliver

Dr. Tim Oliver

Director of Bands
Coordinator of Wind and Percussion Studies

Professor of Music

Phone: (870) 972-3811

Office: Fine Arts Center, 130

Arianne F. Pait

Arianne F. Pait

Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders

Director of Clinical Services in Communication Disorders

Phone: 870-972-3301

Office: Donald W. Reynolds Center for Health Sciences, 105

Jake Qualls

Dr. Jake Qualls

Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics

Program Director, Data Science and Data Analytics

Phone: 870-680-8121

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 205

Claude Rector

Claude Rector

Assistant Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science

Phone: (870) 680-8596 Ext. 2953

Office: Eugene W. Smith Hall, 102

Robert Robinette

Robert Robinette

Assessment & Academic Engagement Librarian

Phone: 870-972-2568

Office: Library, 233

Dayday Robinson

Dayday Robinson

Assistant Professor of Theatre

Phone: (870) 972-3627

Office: Fowler Center, 158D

Sarah Scott

Dr. Sarah Scott

Assistant Professor

Phone: (870) 972-3280

Office: Education/Communication, 364

Eric Scudamore

Dr. Eric Scudamore

Associate Professor, Exercise Science

Phone: (870) 680-8111

Office: HPESS Complex, 226

Richard Segall

Dr. Richard Segall

Professor of Computer & Information Technology

Phone: (870) 972-3989

Office: Business, 216

Rollin Tusalem

Dr. Rollin Tusalem

Associate Professor of Political Science

Director of the M.A. Program

Phone: (870) 972-2188

Office: HSS, 3048

Kimberly Vickrey

Kimberly Vickrey

Professor of Graphic Design

Phone: (870) 972-3050

Office: Humanities, 3072

LTC J. Morgan Weatherly

LTC J. Morgan Weatherly

Professor of Military Science

Arkansas State University

Phone: (870) 680-8064

Office: LTC Fredrick C. Turner, Jr. Military Science Building, Rm. 131

Robert Williams

Dr. Robert Williams

Assistant Professor of Education

Phone: (870) 972-2949

Office: Education & Leadership Studies Building, 226

Christine Wright

Dr. Christine Wright

Chair, Occupational Therapy

OTD Program Director

Phone: 870-972-2274

Office: Eugene W. Smith, Suite 318