Faculty & Staff: Nikki Logan


Nikki Logan

Associate Professor
715-346-2563
457 CPS
nikki.logan@uwsp.edu

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

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. 

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

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

  • Bueno, S. & Logan, N. (February 2019). More Similar than Different: Reading Instruction for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students with Disabilities, A Case Study Analysis. Council for Exceptional Children, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Logan, N. & Bueno, S. (2018, February). Transforming Reading Instruction for Bilingual Students with Disabilities. Wisconsin State Reading Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Logan, N. (2016, November). Personalized Learning: Co-Creating Course Syllabi with Students. Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, Ohio.
  • Logan, N. (2016, October) Personalized learning: Co-Creating Course Syllabi with Students. Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, Michigan.
  • Frank, N., Guralski, O., & Logan, N. (2016, September). Learning, Changing, & Growing: UWSP's Student Council for Exceptional Children. Wisconsin Council for Exceptional Children Fall Conference. (In Collaboration with UWSP Students)
  • Logan, N. (2016, April). Personalized Learning: Co-Creating Course Syllabi with Students. International Conference on Education. Bangkok, Thailand (virtual presentation)
  • Logan, N. (2016, April). Ways in Which Teachers Structure Reading Instruction for Bilingual Students with Disabilities: A Case Study Analysis. International Conference on Education. Bangkok, Thailand (virtual presentation)
  • Logan, N. (2016, March). From Special Education Teacher to University Professor (and Everywhere In-Between). Student Development Conference, University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Publications

  • Logan, N. & Bueno, S. (2018). Co-creating course syllabi. CollegeSTAR (Supporting Transition Access and Retention). Greenville, North Carolina: East Carolina University.
  • Logan, N. (2017). Caring for Comprehension. In C. Cate, L. Fernholz & J. Armstrong (Eds.), Absolutely not another reading test study guide: Cultivating knowledge of responsive literacy practices to get ready to teach and pass the FoRT. Iola, WI: B.A. Diggers, LLC.
  • Logan, N., Hoeppner, A., & Napralla, M. (2017, March). Integrating Technology into College-Level Courses: The Ins and Outs of One Teacher Educator’s Technology Project. National Social Science Technology Journal. (In Collaboration with UWSP Students)

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.