Interim St. Andre Bessette Director of Nonprofit Professional Development, Concurrent Teaching Professor
- Office: 123E Mendoza College of Business
- Phone: 574-631-7793
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Angela R. Logan, Ph.D. has served as the Associate Director for Operations of Nonprofit Professional Development (NPD) in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. She joined the staff of the College in 2013. In this role, she works to strengthen the infrastructure of the Master’s of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree program and the Nonprofit Certificate Education program, guides the strategic plan for NPD, and works to increase the NPD brand as a major resource to the nonprofit sector nationally and internationally. As a Concurrent Professional Specialist in the College’s Department of Management and Organization, she also teaches the MNA Field Project course, which serves as the capstone course for the degree program. Dr. Logan has an extensive background working with nonprofit organizations, with a particular focus in the areas of education and diversity. Over the course of her career, she has served as the Program Officer for Education at The Harvest Foundation (Martinsville, VA), the Director of the Bonner Scholars Program at Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH), and the Director of Multicultural Affairs and the Admissions Counselor/Coordinator of Multicultural Admissions at Defiance College (Defiance, OH). Dr. Logan’s research focuses on the intersection of gender, race, and philanthropic leadership. A trained facilitator of Anti-Racism Study Circles, she also provides trainings on leadership, conflict resolution, stress and time management, and cultural sensitivity, both nationally and internationally, including to the IBM Research Global Internship Program in Beijing, China, and at the Young African Leadership Initiative Regional Leadership Centers in Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana. She has a movie credit to her name, appearing in the documentary The Business of Good: Young Africa Rising. She is a 25 year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Vice President of the South Bend Area (IN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and a sustaining member of the Charity League, an affiliate of the Association of Junior Leagues International. She is also an active member of South Bend City Church, where she serves as the Liturgist. She has taken courses through the Duke University Nonprofit Management Program, The Grantmaking School at Grand Valley State University, and The Fund Raising School at Indiana University. Angela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Toledo, a Master of Business and Organizational Leadership degree from Defiance College, and is the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.