Springfield College Department of Education Chair Stephanie R. Logan was recognized at the annual African American Female Professor Award Virtual Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 8 hosted by Springfield College. The African American Female Professor Awards recognize full-time, part-time, and adjunct African American female faculty members for their commitment to higher education, and their role as mentors in the advancement of African American scholars and students.
Since August of 2017, Logan has been an associate professor of elementary and multicultural education at Springfield College. Prior to her arrival at Springfield College, Logan worked six years at the University of Northern Iowa in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education Division, where she taught undergraduate and graduate students. Logan also assisted the College of Education in its goal to enhance the skill set of faculty, staff, and students in the areas of diversity, cultural competency, and social justice.
Logan has also served as an elementary school teacher and is a former elementary and middle school counselor. Logan’s research interests include preparing culturally competent pre-service teachers, creating inclusive classroom and campus environments, and social studies teaching in elementary classrooms.
The goal of the African American Female Professor Awards is to help institutions recruit and retain African American female professors, as well as inspire African American female educators to continue their work in the classroom and pursue post-secondary assignments.
An independent review board assists in the selection of the recipients using the following criteria: educational background of the nominee; commitment to Higher Education; advancement of African American scholars and students; teaching, learning and curriculum development; academic research and applying practice in a chosen discipline or major; and community engagement and commitment to multicultural diversity and equity.
Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.