Mendoza School of Business

Angela Logan

St. Andre Bessette Academic Director of the Master of Nonprofit Administration Program, Associate Teaching Professor
Management & Organization
  253 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Books
  • Presentations
  • Awards
  • Media

Angela R. Logan, Ph.D. is an Associate Teaching Professor and the St. Andre Bessette Academic Director of the Master of Nonprofit Administration in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. In her role as Academic Director, she provides leadership to the team that oversees both formats of the Master of Nonprofit Administration degree, and as a member of the College’s Department of Management and Organization, she teaches core courses for both programs as well. Professor Logan’s honors and distinctions include the inaugural Notre Dame Faculty Black Excellence Award (2023) and the MNAR Outstanding Professor Award (2023). Prior to joining the College in 2013, Angela has over 25 years of experience in higher education and philanthropy, 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).

Angela’s research focuses on the intersection of gender, race, faith, and nonprofit and philanthropic leadership. She is the host of "Powerful Conversations," a podcast that explores a new framework of leadership in a series of conversations with Black women leaders. A trained facilitator of Anti-Racism Study Circles, she also provides training 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 currently serves as President for the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. In her civic life, she serves as President of the Alumni Board of The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, is a board member of The CASIE Center and CDFI-Friendly, and is a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and is 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, serving as the Senior Advisor to the Lead and Executive Pastors, and as Communion Coordinator. She loves good dinner parties, traveling, and football. Angela is the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Ph D, Indiana University
Master of Business and Organizational Leadership, Defiance College
BA, University of Toldeo

Areas of Expertise
Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies
Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership and Management
Intersectional Leadership

Editorial Boards
Editorial Board Member
The Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership
November 17, 2014

Special Issue Editor
The Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership
January 2, 2017 - December 20, 2018

Editorial Board Member
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
January 2, 2014 - December 20, 2016

"Creating Choices Before Making Choices: One Family Foundation’s Journey to Finding a Strategic Focus", (With Kelly Medinger), The Foundation Review, 7, 2015

"Approaching Grant-Making Foundations", (With Patricia Jan), Wiley, Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 2022

"Multiple Perspectives Creating One Theory: Developing a Leadership Theory for the Nonprofit Sector", Sagamore Publishing, Social Change and Nonprofit Management: A Primer, 2022

"Reimagining the Future of the Nonprofit Sector", (With Roseanne Mirabella, Maureen Emerson-Feit), Sagamore Publishing, Social Change and Nonprofit Management: A Primer, 2022

"The Racialization of Philanthropic and Nonprofit Organizations: Applying a Critical Analysis to Confront White Supremacy & Economic Injustice in the Sector", (With Maureen Emerson-Feit), Edward Elgar Publishing, The Handbook of Critical Perspectives on Nonprofit Organizing and Voluntary Action: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Nonprofit Academic Program Assessment and Accreditation: Steps for improved student learning", Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, 2022

"Tender, Strong, True: Inclusive Leadership", 2022 Alumni Association Leadership Conference, 2022

"Incorporating Diverse Voices - Who are We Listening to and Learning From?", Post Evangelical Pastor & Leader Gathering, 2021

"Business as a Force for Good", Colgate University, 2021

"Women in the Workplace", Notre Dame Ethics Week, 2020

"Foundation Grants", 2019 Annual Conference of the Florida Council of Independence Schools, 2019

"Mentoring: Supporting the Next Generation", Women In Leadership Higher Education, National Diversity Congress, Harvard University, 2019

"Grace and Resiliency: Turning Lemons into Lemonade", Women in Leadership Symposium, Illinois Diversity Council, 2019

"Owning Your Brilliance: The Dilemmas of Bringing Your Culture With You", Nonprofit Academic Centers Council Biennial Conference, 2019

"Successful Grant Proposal Writing for Music Educators", Texas Bandmasters Association, 2019

"Intersections between African American Diaspora Studies and Philanthropic Studies", 103rd Annual Meeting and Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, 2018

"Innovation, Navigation and Next Level Relationships in Development", The 2018 Development Officers Conference, Association of Theological Schools, 2018

"Diversity in Giving: Moving to Inclusion", The 2018 Development Officers Conference, Association of Theological Schools, 2018

"The Dilemmas of Bringing Your Culture With You: The Career Advancement Challenges of African American Women Foundation Executives", The Fourth Biennial International Gender Studies Conference, 2017

"MNAR Program Outstanding Professor Award", Mendoza College of Business, 2023

"The Notre Dame Black Excellence Faculty Award", Notre Dame Student Government, 2023

"Mendoza Dean’s Excellence Award for Integration", Mendoza College of Business, 2022

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 5, 2024