by Brenda Logan

Dr. Brenda E. Logan Vitae

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ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Middle & Secondary Education


 

Name: Brenda E. Logan

Position: Associate Professor

Email: Brenda.Logan@armstrong.edu

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Credentials

Educational/Professional Credentials

  • George Peabody of Vanderbilt, Ed.D. Curriculum Leadership/Program & Staff Development, 1983, Nashville, TN

  • The University of Northern Colorado, M.A. Curriculum & Instruction, 1978, Greeley, Colorado

  • Savannah State College, B.S., English Education, 1972, Savannah, GA

 

 

Professional Experience

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor (Full-Time/Tenure Track) 2002- 2008 (February 27th)
Awarded Associate Professor, February 28, 2008

Served as Interim Department Head (June 1, 2009- June 30, 2010) in Middle & Secondary Ed Department
at Armstrong Atlantic State University
Taught Courses: Curriculum & Methods; Adolescent Growth & Development; Nature & Needs of the Adolescent; Teaching Literacy Through Reading & Writing in Middle Grades Content; Young Adult Literature; Literature for the Middle Grades Learner

Language Arts Teacher 1972-2001
McMurray Middle School, Nashville, TN
Taught eighth grade Language Arts (same school 30 years) & Values Class & Chair of Department
 Founder of "Gift of Gab Club":Students performed Shakespearean Plays & competed in oratorical contests


Assistant Professor (Part-time) 1987-1990
Department of Teaching & Learning, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
Taught Courses: History & Foundations of Education; Values Ed; Multicultural Ed; Foundations of Teaching Reading; Effective Classroom Management; Seminar in Curriculum; Curriculum Development

 

 

Intellectual Contributions

Intellectual Contributions

A. Professional Publications
Wrote three books: 
Logan, B. (2004) Diary of a suburban middle school. Michigan: XanEdu Original Works.
Logan, B. (2005)The meat & potatoes of middle school writing. Michigan: XanEduc Original Works.
Logan,B. (2005) Don't stop telling those stories. Michigan: XanEdu Original Works.

Logan, B. E. (Fall 2007). Middle school teachers share suggestions for improving preparation of novice teachers. Journal of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators.

 Logan, B. (January 2008)"Middle school teachers share suggestions for improving the preparation of novice teachers" published in Conference proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education

 Logan, B. (January 2009). "What novice teachers need to know about classroom management and administrators" published in Conference Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education

 Logan, B. (2010). What novice teachers need to know about classroom management and administrators. In G. Papanikos & N. Pappas (Eds.), Problems and prospects in higher education (pp.305-312). Athens, Greece: ATINER Books.

Logan, B. (2011, Winter). Three selected as GCTE teachers of the year. Scribbles 'n Bits Georgia Council of Teachers of English, p.6. (Photo also appeared in paper)

Logan, B. (2011, October). Examining differentiated instruction: Teachers respond. Research in Higher Education Journal, 13, 58-69.

Logan, B. (2012, April) Personality paragraph In K. Henson (Ed.), Methods for teaching in diverse middle level and secondary classrooms. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishers.

Logan, B. (2011, January). Digging deep into differentiated instruction: Teachers respond. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii. Retrieved from http://www.hiceducation. org/EDU2011.pdf

Logan, B. (2012). Like the phoenix we will rise again: Improving preparation of novice teachers. In F. Doyran (Ed.), Research on teacher education and training (pp.109-118). Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research.

Logan. B. (2012). Addressing diversity:What do we really know about differentiated instruction? In F. Doyran (Ed.), Research on teacher education and training (pp. 135-146). Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research.

Logan, B., & Wimer, G. (2013, May 14). Tracing inclusion: Determining teacher attitudes. Research in Higher Education Journal, 21, 1-10 Retrieved from www.aabri.com/manuscripts/131538.pdf

 

B. Professional Presentations:

 

Presenter, Logan, B. (2013, November) What do we really know about differentiated instruction? Paper Presented at AMLE (Association of Middle Level Educators Conference) Conference in Minnesota

Presenter, Logan, B. (2013, May 23) Back in the Days. PowerPoint presented at Armstrong Atlantic State University University Hall #131 in EDUC 2120 Diversity Course with Edward Davis, Savannah , Georgia 16 students

Presenter, Logan, B. (2012, February 2) Talkin' the Talk: Creating Informative/Explanatory Texts through Speeches (5-12). Paper Presented at the Writing Conference at Armstrong Center, Savannah, Georgia 21 participants

Presenter, Logan, B. (2012, October) Bonding with students: By creating informative/explanatory texts through speeches (7-12). Paper presented at Beach High School, Savannah, Georgia 25 participants

Sent Proposal in (Jan 11, 2013) to the AMLE (Association for Middle Level Educators) for presentation on Differentiated Instruction in November 2013 

Academic & Business Research Institute Las Vegas, Nevada (Oct 6-8 2011) "We Can Learn from the Charter Middle School Model: Teachers Talk"

58th Annual SRATE Conference hosted by the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators, GATE (October 27-29, 2011) "Understanding Freshmen and How to Teach Them: Learning Activities for Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues"

Hawaii International Conference on Education Honolulu, Hawaii (Jan 5-7 2012) "We Can Learn from the Charter Middle School Model: Teachers Talk"

Georgia Council Teachers of English, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia (2012, February) Classroom management: Principals and assistant principals respond.Poster session

Hawaii International Conference on Education Honolulu, Hawaii (Jan 4-6 2011) "Digging Deep into Differentiated Instruction: Teachers Respond"

13th International Conference on Education Athens, Greece (May 23, 2011) "Like the Phoenix, We Will Rise Again: Improving the Preparation of Novice Teachers" Session III.

Chaired Session VI. on Teaching Methodologies (May 23, 2011) at the 13th International Conference on Education Athens, Greece

Georgia Council Teachers of English Pine Mountain, Georgia Calloway Gardens (February 2011) "An Introduction to Middle Schoolers You Never Had"

National Youth-At-Risk Conference (March 2011) Poster Session "Debunking the Myths about Differentiated Instruction" (March 2011) Savannah, Georgia

National-Youth-At-Risk Conference (March 2010) Poster Session "What I Learned about Classroom Management and Administrators" Savannah, Georgia

Georgia Council Teachers of English (February 2010) "Connecting with Students: Reading Autobiographies" Calloway Gardens, Pinemountain, Georgia -Presented with Undergrad Student who had written a Reading Autobiography

 Annual Georgia Conference on College and University Teaching (February 2009) "Digging Deep into Differentiated Instruction" Kennesaw, Atlanta Continuing Education Center

Georgia Council Teachers of English (February 2009) "Digging Deep into Differentiated Instruction" Jekyll Island, Georgia

Fall GATE Conference (October 2009) "Addressing Diversity: What Do We Really Know about Differentiated Instruction" Jekyll Island Club House Hotel

Organized a list of extensive Resources for Differentiated Instruction from my extensive study of Differentiation-gave copies to participants (2009 presentations)

National Youth-At-Risk Conference "Dancing with Writing" (March 2007) 
 

National Youth-At-Risk Conference "Using Writing to Establish Respect & Rapport on the First Day" (March 2006)
 

Georgia Council Teachers of English State Conference, Calloway Gardens, "Needful Writing Strategies" (Feb 2004)
 

"Sinking vs. Swimming: Middle School Teaching" at Georgia Council Teachers Of English State Conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia (Feb 2005) 
 

"Understanding the Adolescent Learner Through Journals" P-16 Conference, Valdosta, GA  (April 2004) 
 

Georgia Coastal Writing Conference at the Armstrong Center (Nov 2006) "Using Writing to Establish Respect & Rapport" 
 

Georgia Council Teachers of English State Conference (Feb 2006) "Using Stories as Vehicles for Understanding Middle School Learners"  
 

Georgia Middle School State Association Conference "Using Writing to Establish Respect & Rapport on the First Day" (Feb 2006) 
 

Georgia Middle School State Association Conference "Dancing with Writing" (Feb 2007) 
 

Georgia Council Teachers of English State Conference "Making a Wireless Connection: Strategies for Content Literacy" (Feb 2007)

6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education "Middle School Teachers Share Suggestions for Improving Preparation of Novice Teachers" Paper Presentation (Jan 8, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii) 

7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education "What Novice Teachers Need to Know about Classroom Management & Administrators" (Jan 5, 2009 Honolulu, Hawaii) Chaired the session & Introduced two other Presenters

2nd International Conference: The American Institute of Higher Education "Digging Deep into Differentiated Instruction" (September 25, 2008 Atlantic City, New Jersey)

11th Annual International Conference on Education in Athens, Greece  "What Novice Teachers Need to Know about Classroom Management and Adminstrators" (May 24-29, 2009)

12th Annual International Conference on Education in Athens, Greece "Addressing Diversity: What Do We Really Know about Differentiated Instruction" (May 23-27, 2010)

13th Annual International Conference on Education in Athens, Greece "Like the Phoenix, We Will Rise Again: Improving Teacher Preparation" (May 23-26 2011) 

C. Professional Organizations

American Educational Research Association (Dec 2012 joined)
National Middle School Association; Phi Delta Kappa International (Executive Board for Savannah, Georgia Chapter)
Association for Curriculum Development;

Georgia Council Teachers of English (on the Executive Board-Chair of Teacher of the Year -2007-present)
National Council Teachers of English; Georgia Middle School Association; 
Georgia Council Teachers of English State Executive Board

 

D. Other Contributions:

Participated in the second cohort of the Online ELearning Faculty Status (eLFS) course -June 24, 2013-August 11, 2013

SPARC Military Grant funded for a second year- Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Presented in front of Grants Committee for Military Children-Activity, April 30, 11:00 a.m.

Primary Investigator for SPARC Grant called-Grant on Military Children-Joining Forces with Military Families: Educators and Athletes Supporting Youth (EASY)- September 2013 to June 2013- Activity for military children planned for April 13, 2013 from 9:00-1:00 p.m. at Sports Center- Chair & Secretary of  the Committeee working on this activity

Made Contact with Mr. David Smith at Fort Stewart for work with military children at Hunter and Fort Stewart.

Wrote Guidelines for Portfolio for MAT (and will add on BSED) Middle Grades Department and presented to faculty of  Adolescent & Adult Education Program on March March 26, 2012 at Program Meeting at 3:00 p.m.

Wrote Letter of Recommendation & application for student for scholarship March 26, 2012

Visited two elementary schools to watch field experiences-for Classroom Management Course 4090 ECUG-saw 4th, 3rd grade students (in March 2012 with Mrs. Williams) and hope to see 1st or kindergarten next week(April 2012)..

Attended the American Research Association Conference (AERA) April 13-17, 2012 Vancouver (Canada)-Met two-time president of Harvard, Gloria Ladsen-Billings, Roth, two hours from meeting Carol Ann Tomlinson; attended numerous session with two SIGs I plan to join-classroom Management, differentiated instruction and issues on African Americans; Attened sessions with discussants who introduced professors and critiqued them at the end of the of their paper sessions..

Chair of the Middle Grades MAT Program Committee for Department: Fall 2011- present date--until.. and coordinated the following: Evaluated 12 textbooks for MAT courses; Found solution to additional field experience hours (MGSE 6100 course); Reviewed the results of the MAT Student Program Survey; Reviewed Syllabi for all MAT courses (And Patrick Thomas); Served as Chair & Secretary and kept running notes for department & program to view and for LiveText use..; Creted portfolio and rubric for department; Created MATRIX-examining every critical assignment and field experience for 12 MAT courses Feb 27, 2012

Served on Two Search Committees for 2011(department & program faculty)

Serving on Search Committee for Research Professor (2012, Jan-April)

Asked to Meet & Greet new Chancellor (Dr. Huckaby) at AASU Student Union. September 28, 2011 1:30p.m. p.m.

Serving on the Academic Graduate Council 2012-until..

Served on the Graduate Curriculum Committee Sept 2011-Spring 2012 until...

Liaison for the College of Education Curriculum Committee Sept 2011-Spring 2012 until..

University Roundtable-Book Club, Thinking about Teaching and Learning Fall 2011

Will Attend Georgia Council Teachers of English Executive Board Meeting, October 2012, Warner Robins, Georgia

Will Attend Executive Board Meeting for Georgia Council Teachers of English (and as Director of Teachers of the Year in English at Public School & University Level) February 18, 2012

Served as Interim Head of the Middle & Secondary Education Department (June 1, 2009- June 30, 2010) at Armstrong- College of Education

Wrote Strategic Plan Grant-SPARCII with Lynn Long, Ed.D., Lynn Roberts, M.Ed., and Greg Anderson, M.Ed., entitled Armstrong freshmen learning communities plus Savannah equal experiential learning in art, education, history, and literature Spring 2011

Reviewer for Teachers College Press for manuscript of Dr. Carolyn Orange Professor Educational Psychology & Author at University of Texas at San Antonio- What would my class look like if I believed in Mmself (Summer 2011)

Member of the University Graduate Affairs Committee 2010- 2011

Chair of Teacher of the Year (TOY) Award for Georgia Council Teacher of English 2010-present

Reviewer for Poetry for Georgia Council Teachers of English-Shout publication 2011

Wrote Proposal to Survey Principals nationally on Classroom Management and to revisit The Savannah Oglethorpe Charter School faculty to survey fours years later to ask again-What Makes this Charter School so Successful? (2011)

Mentor for Living Learning Community (LLC)- for Freshmen Education Majors Fall 2010- 2011

Served on Search Committee- for Two Assistant Professors in College of Education (Summer 2011)

Program Advisor for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Middle Grades Education 2010-present

Worked on the 2010 Comprehensive Program Review of the Middle Grades Master of Arts & the Middle Grades Bachelor of Science in Education with Mahan, Wilson, Strauser, Thomas & Davis

Reviewer for National Youth-at Risk Conference (held in 2010) reviewed proposals (October 2009)

Member of Search Committee for Health & Physical Education Assistant Professors 2010-2011

Minority Affairs Committee 2004-Present

Graduate Sub- Curriculum Committee (2008-2010)

Selected as Submission Reviewer (August 30, 2007) for the Hawaii International Conference on Education (for Jan 2008)

Reviewer for Connections Georgia Council Teachers of English (2007-)

 University Lecture at Armstrong Atlantic State University "Middle school teachers share suggestions for improving preparation of novice teachers" (September 2007)

 Presented Results of Survey from "Middle school teachers share suggestions for improving preparation of novice teachers" to Phi Delta Kappa International Chapter in Savannah (Spring 2006)

Wrote Evaluation Report from schoolwide survey at the Oglethorpe Charter School (March 2006 & 2007 as Chair of Assessment);

Wrote Proposal ("Savannah middle school teachers share suggestions for improving preparation of area teachers") & surveyed 353 middle school teachers in Chatham County Spring 2006

Presented at Diocesan In-Service, Feb 2005 "Getting to know the adolescent learner the first week of school through writing" and "Using stories as vehicles for understanding the middle school learner"

Wrote Two Proposals & Surveys Jan 2007 ("What teachers need to know : Middle school administrators speak out on classroom management" & "We can learn from the charter school model: Teachers talk") surveyed middle school principals & charter school faculty & staff in Chatham County (Spring 2007);

Served on GACE (Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators for Revising Georgia Language Arts Middle Grades State Teacher Test) 2006-2007

 Co-Chair of the Middle Grades Collaborative Regional Conference Savannah (2003 & 2004)

Member of State Charter Board 2006-2007 (Atlanta, Georgia)

Member of the Oglethorpe Charter School Board Savannah (2005-2007)

Served on the Selection Committee for Chatham County Teacher of the Year (2006)

 Organized GAMES (Georgia Armstrong Middle Education Student Organization at Armstrong Atlantic State University) 2006

Served as a University Senator to the Faculty Senate for Middle Grades 2007-2009

Served as Chair of the Committee on Committees of the Faculty Senate, 2008

Served on the Senate Planning Committee 2009

Served on the Search Committee for President of the University 2008

Served on the Search Committee for the Vice-President of Finance and Business 2007 

E. Community Presentations:

Session on "Clarifying Values"  Girls Scouts Whitmarsh Island (Savannah) 2004

Graduation Speech- "Packing for Success" East Broad Elementary (May 2005)

Speech- "Making Positive Choices in Life" (2006) Country Day Middle School

Speech- "Handling Peer Pressure" Shuman Middle School (2006)

"Why Become a Middle School Teacher" DeRenne Middle School (2005-2006) Career Week

 HONORS/AWARDS/RECOGNITION

Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities (1972)

Magna Cum Laude, Savannah State College (1972)

WSMV-TV Terrific Teacher Award (1995) Nashville, Tennessee

Teacher of the Year (1999) McMurray Middle School, Nashville, Tennessee

Certificate of Merit in Recognition for research on "Preparing novice teachers" Georgia Association of Teacher Educators (October 2007)

Selected as one of eight professors published in Armstrong's Atlantic State University's Excellence in Research and Scholarship (October 2006)

Appeared in Savannah Morning News (July 2006) "Eight recognized for scholarship in AASU report"

Appeared in Savannah Herald (2006) "Logan completes trilogy" 

Appeared in Savannah Herald (2004) ''The essence of a black woman " 

Appeared in Savannah Morning News (College Briefs) May 2004 "AASU professor publishes book about her experience as a suburban middle school teacher"