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Nikki Logan

Bio

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 University Professional Development Committee; the Nominations and Elections Subcommittee; and the School of Education Merit Committee. She was a recipient of UWSP College of Professional Studies Tech Select Grant to integrate technology and community outreach into her courses; the University Excellence in Teaching Award; and the University Leadership Mentor Award. Nikki enjoys working with graduate students to help them accomplish their dream of earning a special education teaching license and collaborating with undergraduate students to conduct research and present/publish their findings.

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor, UW-Stevens Point (2019-present)
  • Assistant Professor, UW-Stevens Point (2015-2019)
  • Instructor, UW-Stevens Point (2013-2015)
  • Instructor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI (2011-2013)

Research Interests

  • University-School Clinical Experience Partnerships
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Perceptions in College Courses
  • Current Events (Teacher and Parent Experiences during Remote Learning due to COVID-19)

Professional Experience

  • Bilingual Special Education Teacher, Eisenhower School, Green Bay, WI (2008-2013)
  • Special Education Teacher, Congress School, Milwaukee, WI (2007-2008)

Involvement

Campus

  • SOE Scholarship Essay Reader (2015-present)
  • Co-adviser of the student organization Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) (2013-present)
  • Special Education Department Program Coordinator (2013-present)           

Community

  • Marathon County Special Education Clinical Partnership (2022-present)
  • School District of Waupaca Special Education Clinical Partnership (2021-present)
  • School District of Nekoosa Special Education Clinical Partnership (2018-present)
  • UWSP Neale Fellowship Faculty Research and Development Collaborator with Kristine Doering, Pittsville School District Pittsville Public Schools Pottery Throw Project (2013-2014)

Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin Education Association Council (2021-present)

Presentations and Publications

Presentations

  • Logan, N., Garbe, A., Ogurlu, U., & Cook, P. (2021, April). Parental experiences with remote education during COVID-19 school closures in the Upper Midwest. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Virtual Meeting (AERA), April 9- 12, 2021. 
  • Logan, N., Francsis, R., Merrill, S., & Dieckman, A. (2021, February). Rural Partnerships: Pathways to Change in Preservice Special Education. American Association of College for Teachers of Education (AACTE).
  • Logan, N. (2020, October). Sustainability Literacy in an Undergraduate Class About Disabilities – What Are You Thinking? The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education.
  • Logan, N., Bueno, S, & Garbe, A. (2020, October). Using Equitable & Accessible Teaching Practices to Support Students With Disabilities in Your Course. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education.

Publications

  • Garbe, A., Ogurlu, U., Logan, N., & Cook, P. (2020). Parents’ Experiences with Remote Education during COVID-19 School Closures. American Journal of Qualitative Research, 4(3), 45-65. https://doi.org/10.29333/ajqr/8471
  • Logan, N., Ogurlu, U., Garbe, A., & Cook, P. (2021). COVID – Parent Voices: Suggestions for Remote Learning during COVID Pandemic and Beyond. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 8(4), 1-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.29333/ejecs/850

Awards

  • 2022 UW-Stevens Point Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2022 University Leadership Mentor Award
  • 2017 University Leadership Mentor Award
  • 2017 Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Honorary Faculty Inductee

Fun Facts

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A medical doctor

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

I love the sense of community and support I feel when I come to work. The people I work with truly love their job and love working at UWSP and it’s a positive, fun environment.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I love seeing how much students grow in their understanding of special education and their philosophies and comfort level of educating students with special needs.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Take on all that you can manage. Sign up and attend professional development. Work with children. Stay after class or come to office hours to talk to your professor. Build relationships with your peers. When life gets overwhelming, give yourself a break and take it one day at a time. You can do it.

Nikki Logan
Associate Professor - Education
Coordinator - Special Education

Office:
457 College of Professional Studies
Phone:
715-346-2040

Education

Ph.D. in Urban Education: Exceptional Education
UW-Milwaukee, 2015

M.S. in Exceptional Education
UW-Milwaukee, 2008

B.S. in Education
UW-Milwaukee, 2006

Courses

EDUC 351 - Educating Students with Special and/or Other Needs in the General Education Environment
EDUC 364 - Instructional Planning/Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities-Core Content Areas
EDUC 385 - Teaching the Early Adolescent
EDUC 397 - Professional Practice and Current Issues in Special Education
EDUC 713 - Essential Skills for Special Educators
EDUC 755 - Foundations of Special Education
EDUC 764 - Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities