Faculty & Staff: Nikki Logan


Nikki Logan

Assistant Professor
nikki.logan@uwsp.edu
Phone: 715-346-2563
Office: CPS 457

Courses

  • Educ 351: Educating Students with Special and/or Other Needs in the General Education Environment
  • Educ 368: Career, Vocational, and Community Education for Youth with Disabilities 
  • Educ 370/570: Workshop in Education: Nonphysical Methods of Managing Behavior
  • Educ 378/778: Parent, Home and Agency Involvement in Educating Children and Youth with Disabilities
  • Educ 397: The Competent Special Educator: Course Content into Practice
  • Educ 790: Analysis and Improvement of Educational Programs: Cross-Categorical Special Education Add-On

Bio

Nikki Logan has taught in the UW-Stevens Point School of Education since 2013. Prior to teaching at UWSP, Nikki was a Spanish bilingual special education teacher for the Green Bay Area Public School District and a special education teacher for the Milwaukee Public School District. She also was an adjunct instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; teaching classes for English language learners. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Urban Education: Exceptional Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2015
    • Dissertation: "Ways in Which Teachers Structure Reading Instruction for Bilingual Students with Disabilities: A Case Study Analysis"
  • M.S. Exceptional Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008
    • Thesis: "A Curriculum Analysis of Writing Programs: Implications for Students with Learning Disabilities"
  • B.S. Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2006

Areas of Research

  • Bilingual special education
  • Literacy in special education
  • The impact of the arts on at-risk student achievement
  • Personalizing learning in higher education

Professional Presentations

  • Logan, N. (2015, October). Ways in Which Teachers Structure Reading Instruction for Bilingual Students with Disabilities: A Case Study Analysis. International Academic Research Conference, Center for Scholastic Inquiry, Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Logan, N. (2015, April). Structuring Reading Instruction for Bilingual Students with Disabilities. 36th Annual Conference, Wisconsin Association for Bilingual Education, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
  • Logan, N. (2015, March). Creating and Using Online Flyers to Connect Educators with the Community. National Technology and Social Science Conference, National Social Science Association (NSSA), Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Logan, N. (2015, February). Ways in Which Teachers Structure Reading Instruction for Bilingual Students with Disabilities: A Case Study Analysis. 12th Annual TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)/Applied Linguistics Graduate Student Conference (TALGS), East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.
  • Fernando, N., Gryffin, P., Hubbard, J., Logan, N., & Schuller, A. (2014). Whistling Vivaldi panel presentation. 18th Annual UWSP Teaching Conference, Heads. Hearts. Hands. Valuing Our Learning Community, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI.
  • Logan, N., Dreas, A., & Morici, K. (2014). Using Pottery to Improve Academic Achievement and Relationships. "Mindful Teaching: Inquiry, Connection, Sustainability and Creativity," Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID), Green Lake, WI.
  • Logan, N., Schrage, O., & Olson, K. (2014). English as a Second Language Students in Your Classroom: strategies for educators. Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) Winter Leadership Academy, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
  • Logan, N. (2013). Analysis of the literature: Reading practices in bilingual special education programs. 15th Annual Fall Conference, Institute for Learning Partnership, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI. 
  • Logan, N. (2011). How does the math workshop approach impact students with disabilities’ secure skill mastery? 13th Annual Fall Conference, Institute for Learning Partnership, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI.

Publications

Logan, N. (2015). Ways in Which Teachers Structure Reading Instruction for Bilingual Students with Disabilities: A Case Study Analysis. (Doctoral Dissertation) UWM Digital Commons: Theses and Dissertations.

Awards and Service

Nikki is the coordinator of the special education program in the School of Education and a co-adviser for the UWSP Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC). She serves on the UW System Institute for Urban Education (IUE) Committee; the UWSP Faculty Median Subcommittee; and the Sustainability Committee. She was a recipient of UWSP College of Professional Studies Tech Select Grant to integrate technology and community outreach into her courses and was a participant in the Teaching Partners Program. Nikki enjoys collaborating with undergraduate students to conduct research and present/publish their findings.