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Join over 148 years of history, tradition and academic excellence at Alabama State University.

Be who you are and become who you want to be at Alabama State University. At ASU, you’ll receive a world-class education from faculty members who have the knowledge and dedication to help make your dreams a reality.

ASU has 9 academic units and nearly 50 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs, including our education degrees and certificates, well-known theatre program and new initiatives in forensic science and nanobiotechnology, to challenge you.

So what are you waiting for? Explore our programs and faculty, and discover that you can do anything with a degree from Alabama State University.

Academic Programs

At ASU, we believe in the power of an education. For us, learning is a life-long process, and our dedication to offer the best education will continue throughout the life of the university. That’s why we offer high demand programs like health sciences and international business, why we continue to grow core programs like education and performing arts through new technology and new offerings and why we’re so proud of our master’s and doctoral programs. We also offer a small class size (student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1) because we believe in personal attention.

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ASU Faculty

When we teach class, the world takes note---literally. Our faculty members are in the classroom, teaching and offering personal guidance to the leaders and educators of tomorrow. They’re also outside the classroom, working on a cure for childhood pneumonia and acting and directing. ASU’s faculty has the knowledge to deliver a world-class education---65% hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field---and the passion and dedication to work with each student to discover their talents.

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Commitment to Public Service

True to ASU’s legacy to educate and better the lives of others, faculty members and students continue to give back to the community through outreach efforts, like the Advancing Minority Entrepreneurship business plan competition, the Unwed Pregnancy Prevention Program and HIV/AIDS Awareness Division, coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Public Policy, and the Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center and Four-Year Degrees for Head Start program, managed through the College of Education.

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ASU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Association of Schools of Music, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs and the Alabama State Department of Education.

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Academic Affairs
334-229-4231/4232
mlpettway@alasu.edu

Profiles

  • Dr. Audrey Napier

    Dr. Audrey Napier
    Associate Professor of Biology; Alumna ('91)

    Dr. Audrey Napier is respected by her students and colleagues as a professor who pushes students to exceed beyond their own expectations.

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  • Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart

    Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart
    Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts

    Known for her roles in big screen films “A Time to Kill,” “Mississippi Burning” and TV series “In the Heat of the Night,” Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart is dean ASU's College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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  • Dr. Steven Chesbro

    Dr. Steven Chesbro
    Professor, Dean of the College of Health Sciences

    ASU’s rich history and promising future attracted Dr. Steven Chesbro to join the Physical Therapy Department in 2008.

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  • Dr. Evelyn Hodge

    Dr. Evelyn Hodge
    Dean of University College, Professor of Education and Teacher Inservice Director

    Dr. Evelyn Hodge takes pride in her responsibility to mentor and guide the next generation of educators and professionals.

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  • Dr. Jeraline Jones-Marsh

    Dr. Jeraline Jones-Marsh
    District Administrator/Career Education Specialist; B.S. '93

    Dr. Jeraline Jones-Marsh says ASU taught her a great deal about life and about how to be a professional.

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  • Dr. Doug Bristol

    Dr. Doug Bristol
    Professor of Music Theory, Jazz and Music Technology

    Dr. Doug Bristol is hitting all the right notes when it comes to preparing students for professional careers in music performance.

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  • Rickesha Robbins

    Rickesha Robbins
    Sophomore, Communications (Radio/TV)

    As an ASU student, Rickesha Robbins is following in the footsteps of her uncle, aunts and cousins who all are ASU alumni.

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  • Amy Renee Ashley

    Amy Renee Ashley
    Junior, Music Performance

    Amy Renee Ashley is an award-winning musician who credits ASU with helping her to become more confident and outgoing.

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  • Barry Davis

    Barry Davis
    Sophomore, Accounting

    Barry Davis says the guidance he receives from his professors is just one of the many reasons he enjoys being an ASU student.

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  • Jessica Platt

    Jessica Platt
    Education Doctoral Librarian, B.S. '02

    Jessica Platt loves working at ASU's Levi Watkins Learning Center because of the friendliness of faculty, staff and students.

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  • Stephen Cappelli

    Stephen Cappelli
    Professor of Art, Chair of Department of Visual Arts

    Stephen Cappelli is an award-winning artist whose work has been featured in national exhibitions.

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  • Dornesia Ward

    Dornesia Ward
    IT Specialist B.S., Computer Science ('08)

    Dornesia Ward is fast establishing herself as a leader in the technology field. She says she wouldn’t be where she is today without her ASU experience.

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  • Dr. Manoj K. Mishra

    Dr. Manoj K. Mishra
    Associate Professor of Biology

    When Dr. Manoj K. Mishra isn’t in the lab conducting groundbreaking cancer research, he’s in the classroom helping ASU students strive for academic excellence.

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  • Dr. Melvin A. Lowe III.

    Dr. Melvin A. Lowe III.
    B.S. ‘99, M.Ed.‘01, Ed.S.‘09

    Dr. Melvin A. Lowe III hails from a family of proud educators. He chose ASU for its legacy of nurturing some of the brightest minds in the education field.

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  • Dr. Harvey Hou

    Dr. Harvey Hou
    Associate Professor of Forensic Science

    As a professor in one of ASU’s newest academic programs, and one of today’s most exciting career fields, Dr. Harvey Hou is training the forensic scientists of the future.

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  • Carlton McClain

    Carlton McClain
    Junior, Computer Science

    Carlton McClain says ASU’s faculty truly care about the professional and personal development of their students.

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  • Marvin Cox

    Marvin Cox
    Junior, Accounting

    Since becoming an ASU student, Marvin Cox said he has learned not to be afraid to ask for help when he needs it because there is always someone in the ASU family willing to lend a hand.

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  • Eric Welch Guster, Esq.

    Eric Welch Guster, Esq.
    Attorney, Legal Analyst B.S., Accounting and Finance ('93)

    Eric Welch Guster is a go-to legal analyst for many TV news networks. He says ASU helped him develop the tenacity and determination that fuel his legal career.

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