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Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage Gilo Kwesi Logan, Ed.D.1716 Hovland Ct.dr.gkclogan@gmail.com Evanston, IL. __________________________________________________________________________________________ PROFILEInnovativeeducatorwith 20years of K16 interdisciplinary experiencein education, and theoretical and practical knowledge of educating adult learners Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage JUST 332 (Race & Ethnic Relations)PresentJUST 101(Introduction to Social Justice)resent ACAD 101B (Seminar I)ACAD 102B (Seminar II)ACAD 103 (Pan African Studies)ICSC 103 (Introduction to Inner City Studies)International Academy of Design & Technology, Chicago, ILAdjunct InstructorAFAM 350 (African Culture and Civilization)COM 104 (Interpersonal Communication and Human Relations) PHIL 101 (Critical Thinking) MAT 104 (Mathematical Concepts)2002INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCECulturallyfocused world travelerwith a combined eightand a half years of personal travel experience involving 44 visits to 23countries throughout North and Central America, the Caribbean, the SouthPacific, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, and West Africa.Alternative Spring Break Boarder Awareness Immersion Experience Faculty/Staff LeaderProvided predeparture to posttravel advising, preparation, and service unique to the needs of students of diverse backgrounds.Led 10 undergraduate students to San Miguel, Guatemalastudying fairtrade arrangements surrounding coffee production from seed to cup. March, Led 12 undergraduate and graduate students to the Tucson, USA / Nogales, Mexicoborder studying issues related to human rights, immigration and the border. March, 2011Led 12 undergraduate and graduate students to the El Paso, USA / Juarez, Mexicoborder studying issues related to human rights, immigration and the border. March, 2010Interfaith PeaceBuilders participant, 2012 African Heritage Delegation to Palestine/Israel(10/12The delegation emphasized the grassroots voices o

2 f Israelis and Palestinians immersed in
f Israelis and Palestinians immersed in the realityof the conflict; bore witness to the everyday violence of war and occupation and learnfrom those committed to nonviolent struggle, human rights and peace with justice.Studied nonWestern ways of knowing and being, ethnic and gender identity, cultural variations in how gender is perceived, the social organization of gender relations, kinship and social structures, and patterns of interaction between racial and ethnic groups. RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, HIGHER EDUCATIONNortheastern Illinois University, Chicago, ILProgram Specialist, Project Success, Division of Student LifeJan. 2007 Oct. 2012Curriculum Development & InstructionCultural Exploration Project: Established an interdisciplinary competencybased learning community with ethnic identity and academic identity development as a process and a goal for underrepresented students of diverse and nontraditional backgrounds. Proposed the planning committee to the program director, initiated its development, chaired the committee, and serve as lead instructor. Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage Design and teach the Seminar I & II courses utilizing theories in adult education to teach and develop collegesuccess skills such as: time, money, and stress management; notetaking; testtaking; balancing work & family responsibilities; career and leadership development.Utilize the ADDIE Model of Instructional Systems Design to create curriculum, make assessmentbased revisions to the seminar course for adult students; revised syllabi, modified and streamlined competencybased learning outcomes, sequenced course content.2007 MentorBased AdvisementEffectively plan and manage caseload advisementof up to 65 underrepresented students of diverse and traditional backgrounds, including orientation and registration, assessment activities, and intrusive and probationary advisement.Utilizea mentorbased advisement approach focused on academic advisement, p

3 rofessional and career counseling, perso
rofessional and career counseling, personal advising, student engagement and oncampus advocacy.Experienced at advising/counseling students with emotional, psychological, and behavioralchallenges; work collaboratively with counseling office and parents in addressing needs of students.Program Development.:SEEDS:.Student Organization CoAdvisor. The literary arts journal of Northeastern Illinois University. 2009 Urban Sankofa Founder, Student Organization Advisor: A student organization that facilitated over 30 curricular workshops and performances at NEIU and in partnership with various community organizations.Recruited, trained, and established executive student committee: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.Taught members fundamentals of West African drumming and dance. Booked and choreographed performances. Facilitated workshops for faculty, staff, and students.Critical Conversations:developed and coordinated a safe, respectful and constructive space in which underrepresented students of diverse and nontraditional backgrounds engage in critical discourse regarding racial / cultural / ethnic stereotypes, assumptions and prejudices. 2010First Field Day Fire Night: Developed and coordinated an overnight oncampus camp out cultivating experiential learning, teambuilding and life skill development for underrepresented students of diverse and nontraditional backgrounds. 2011First Seminar Team Building Day:Developed and coordinated event for the freshman cohort. 2011 First Fun in the Sun Program Orientation:Worked in partnership with Project Success staff to develop, coordinate and assess. 2011 RecruitmentResponsible for recruiting underrepresented students of diverse andtraditional backgroundsthroughout Chicagoland, making onandoff campus presentations to prospective students and their families, counselors, teachers, administrators, and postsecondary coaches.In 2010, 28% of the students enrolled in the program

4 attended one of 5 targeted schools.In 2
attended one of 5 targeted schools.In 2009, 82% of the students admitted to the program attended one of 5 targetedschools.RESEARCH EXPERTISE AND INTERESTS Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage Research expertise in ethnic identity development; Research interests include transformative learning; the intersection of ethnicity, race, gender and class; the impact of race and culture on learning and teaching; and the African American experience in predominately white suburbs and institutions.SUPERVISION OF GRADUTESTUDENT RESEARCH ginaldC. Jackson(2011 ). A Case Study Regarding the Continued Impact of Institutional Racism on African American Men in Corporate America: The Need for IntraRacial Mentoring(National Louis University, Adult and Continuing Education Doctoral Program). MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATIONCultural Immersion of African American Men: Implications for Adult Education.(to be submitted to Adult Education Quarterly, spring 2015Identity Matters in ShortTerm Cultural Immersion Experiences: Factors that Influence Choices and Decisions of Two Urban Female Students.”(to be submitted to the Journal of College and Character; fall 2015CERTIFICATESOnline Instructor PreparationGraduate; Certified. Northeastern Illinois University, 2011Diversity Practitioner Training for TrainersGraduate; Certified. Workforce Diversity Institute. 2007Board Member Training ProgramGraduate; Certified. Arts & Business Council of Chicago.Summer Learning for Educators InstituteGraduate; Certified. Northeastern Illinois University. 2004Adult Rites of Passage TrainingGraduate; Certified. NTU Institute. Chicago Illinois. 2004Physical Fitness Leader, Fitness Intervention TechnologiesGraduate; Certified. TriMasters. 20009 Elementary Education Teaching(Type 03)Certification(Type 03); IllinoisDepartment of Education. CurrentState endorsements:Social Science (Jr. High), Business/Marketing/Management. 1992 CurrentFamily Life EducatorCertified.Chicago Public

5 School’s Department of Instruction
School’s Department of Instructional Support, Family Life EducationProgram. AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONExcellence Award for Instructors, Academic Resource Professionals, and Academic Support Professionals Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage Recipient, March, 2012. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago IllinoisStaff Award of Excellence Recipient, February, . Northeastern Illinois University,Chicago IllinoisInaugural People Impacting NEIU Calendar: Multiculturalismand Social JusticeFeatured; January. Northeastern Illinois University,Chicago IllinoisNational Outstanding FirstYear Student Advocate Award Nominated; October, 2011. Northeastern Illinois University,Chicago IllinoisTheta Chi Sigma Alumni Chapter, RHOyal Educator Award RecipientJune 2011. Sigma Gamma Rho,Chicago IllinoisFulbright Hays Scholarshipto study language, culture and social transformation in JamaicaSelected; June 2009. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago IllinoisStudent Organization Advisor of the Year, Indelible Mark AwardRecipient;April 2009. Northeastern Illinois University,Chicago IllinoisThose Who Make A Difference AwardRecipient;April 2008Family Focus Inc. Evanston IllinoisKappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in EducationRecognized;May . National Louis University. Evanston, IllinoisPhi Delta Kappa National College of EducationRecognized;May National Louis University. Evanston, IllinoisGolden Poet AwardRecipientJune . The World of Poetry. San Francisco, CaliforniaCONFRENCESAND PRESENTATIONSPeer ReviewCultural Immersion and Its Implications for African American IdentityNEIU African and African American Symposium: Globalization and Identity in Africa and the African DiasporaBlack Prism: The Logan Uhuru Model of Self to Selfethnic Liberatory TransformationExpanding Parameters through Cultural ImmersionPresenter Northeastern Illinois University, Third Annual Faculty Research & Creative Activities Symposium, 2012Black Prism: The Logan Uhur

6 u Model of Self to Selfethnic Liberatory
u Model of Self to Selfethnic Liberatory TransformationExpanding Parameters through Cultural ImmersionPresenterNational Louis UniversityAdult & Continuing Education Research Conference Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage Education of the African American Adult: A Historical Overviewpresenter National Louis University, Doctoral Program, 2008Transformative Learning Theory: In Their Own Words What You Need to Know!senter National Louis University, Doctoral Program, 2008InvitedThe Inward Journey: A Personal Journey of Critical Reflection, Transformation, LiberationInvited Presenter Northwestern Illinois University, Student Affairs, 2001Invited Presenter Market Facts Corporation, Department of Multiculturalism, 2000Invited Presenter McDonalds Corporation, Division of Diversity, 1999Invited Presenter The Link Corporation, 1993Northeastern Illinois UniversityPalestine / Israel through Ebony Eyes: African Americans Immersed in the Israeli / Palestinian ConflictPresenter Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs, 2013Masculinity: Moving Beyond Misogyny, Homophobia, and ViolencePresenter Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs, 2012Understanding and Serving Refugee & Immigrant Students Effectively through MusicPresenter Cultural Connections Institute, 2012Learning Art & Living Artfully: West African DrummingInvited Presenter Art in Response to Violence Conference, 2012Death Capital of the World: NEIU Perspectives on Experiences with Immigration & Social Justice Issues at the USA / Mexico BorderPresenter Annual Equity in Action Conference,2010Conversations on Commonalities in the Latino and African American Communitiespanelist Equity in Action Conference, 2010Perspectives From the Boarder and eyond on Immigration in AmericaPresenter Student Activities Department, 2009The World through Ebony EyesPresenter MNGT 378 (College of Business; Women and Diversity), 2009 PresentThe Inward Journey: A Personal Jou

7 rney of Critical Reflection, Transformat
rney of Critical Reflection, Transformation, LiberationPresenter Academic Development, 2009PresentThe Message in the Music: Bob Marley andLucky DubeAgents of Social ChangePanelist AAANACA (African, African American, Native American, and the AmericasAnnual Heritage Conference, 2008 Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage The Rhythm of College ReadinessPresenter Summer Transition Program, 2008Experiencing and Learning from the Rhythm WithiPresenter T.E.A.M. (Teachers of Experiential and Adventure Methodology) Conference, 2005 Teaching Teachers How To Teach About Africa Through African and AfricanInfluenced Music & DancePresenter EDFN 411B1 (Summer Learning for Educators Institute), 2005 PresentInvited, Community“The Smartest Kids in the World”Discussant NationalLouis University Alumni Association, 2014Rooted, Connected, and Transformed: A NonWestern PerspectiveInvited presenter Lake Street Church of Evanston, 2013Rooted: Responding to the Soul Summoning, 2/17/13Connected: Crossing the Threshold of Cultural Immersion, 2/24/13Transformed: Becoming a Born Again Human Being, 3/3/13Liberated: Nonstern Ways of Learning, Knowing, and Being, 3/10/13The Inward Journey through Ebony EyesInvited speaker Waukegan Public Library, 2013The Diversity of Human ValuesInvited Grand Marshal, Speaker Chicago Walk for Human Values, Sathya Sai Centers of Chicagoland & MilwaukeeLife Learning As a Life Style for AdultsInvited Keynote Speaker Oakton Elementary School Parent Expo, 2011The African American Male Presence: Produced Locally, Prominent GloballyInvited Keynote speaker RHOyal Tribute to Fathers Annual Gala, 2011The Road to College, Pathways to SuccessInvited Keynote speaker Partnership for the Future Closing Ceremony, 2010Making a Ripple: Finding Social Change From WithinInvited Panelist Carl G. Jung Center.Evanston, IL. 2006Arts & Education No OxymoronInvited Keynote speaker Rotary International, 2005Balancing Business and Art in Nonprofit Organiza

8 tional DevelopmentInvited PanelistThe Ar
tional DevelopmentInvited PanelistThe Art of Nonprofit Management Symposium, 2005Basic Health &Nutrition for Everyday People Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage Invited Presenter Evanston School District 65, 2000Invited Presenter TriMasters Program, Truman College, 1999NationalLearning Art & Living Artfully through West African DrummingPresenter Imagination Education for Everyone Conference, National Louis University, 2008Television“The Journey of S.O.U.L. Creations,” Presenter CLTV, Chicago, IL, 2000SERVICE: DEPARTMENTAL, INSTITUTIONAL,COMMUNITYDepartmental: Student Life. Northeastern Illinois UniversityChicago, ILAfrican & African American Resource Center Advisory Board Member2011 Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity & Intercultural AffairsAfrican & African American Resource CenterArt Committee Member. Angelina PedrosoCenter for Diversity & Intercultural AffairsLEAD (Leaders Emerging and Developing) Awards Committee MemberDivision of Student LifeAnnual Talent Show Judge. 2010 & 2011 Department of Cultural EventsBlack Heritage Planning Committee Member. 2009 Division of Student LifeDr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee Member2009 Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity & Intercultural AffairsAAANACA (African, African American, Native American, Caribbean, and the Americas) Annual Heritage Conference Planning Committee Member. 2009 2011Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity & Intercultural AffairsInstitutional: Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.Excellence Award for Instructors, Academic Resource Professionals, and Academic Support ProfessionalsCommittee Member. Department of Academic AffairsProgram Coordinator Search Committee Member2011Department of Educational Leadership & DevelopmentInternational Week Planning CommitteeMember2010 University Events Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage Academic Development Newsletter Committee Member2010 Department of Academic DevelopmentWater & Fire / Peace Conferenc

9 e Planning Committee Member.2008 2010Dep
e Planning Committee Member.2008 2010Department of Campus RecreationCommunityMcGawYMCA Board MemberEvanston, Illinois. PresentRace: Are We So Different?Steering CommitteeMemberEvanston, Illinois. PresentCity of EvanstonDialogues on Race, Understanding and Our Hopes for Evanston FacilitatorEvanstonIllinoisCitizens For a Better Evanston Committee CoChairEvanston Illinois. 2012PeaceABLE Cities Evanston Founding Board MemberEvanston, Illinois. 2010 FAAM College Aspiration Day Coordinating Committee Founding MemberEvanston Illinois. 2010 S.O.U.L. Creations Advisory Board emberEvanston Illinois. 2007 2010Chessman MemberEvanston Illinois. 2007 2008Consolidated Committee of Concerned Black Men Committee MemberEvanston Illinois. 1993 1994Field Museum of Natural History, Maori Meeting House Tour guide / FacilitatorChicago Illinois. 1992 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPMember, DDC (National Diversity Council); 2014 presentMember, NACADA (National Association of Academic Advisors), 2011Member, NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education), 2011Member, TAA (Text and Academic Authors Association), 2009 2011RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, NONPROFITS.O.U.L. Creations, Inc., Evanston, IL. 1999 to 2007 Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage 10 S.O.U.L. Creations is a notforprofit educational agency that provides a broad range of services, including school residencies, afterschool programs, workshops and performances. Its mission is to blend academic, social, and cultural elements creating a unique process of self discovery that educates, empowers, and validates youth.Founding Executive DirectorAssembled Executive & Advisory Board of Directors, Fundraising Committee, and Program Committee.Managed and directed the agency towards its goals and objectives as approved by the Board of Directors.created and guided the organization towards its vision statement, mission statement and business plan.Selected, trained, supervised, and evaluated one fullt

10 ime Assistant Director, one fulltime and
ime Assistant Director, one fulltime and one parttime Administrative Assistant, one fulltime Program Coordinator, one parttime Program Facilitator, and seven parttime Instructors.Created a new volunteer training manual. Responsible for selecting and training board members, fundraising committee members,program committee members, and over 40 parent, teacher and community volunteers (promotion and marketing, merchandising, stage crew, light crew, disc jockeys, caterers, ushers, and chaperones).Oversight of two staff retreats, one board retreat, weekly staff meetings, and program committee and fundraising committeemeetings.Developed and implemented a yearly assessment and goals plan.Director of Curriculum and InstructionDeveloped curriculum that met K 12 Illinois Learning Standardsin English Language Arts, Social Science, Physical Development and Health, Fine Arts, and Foreign Languages.Developed curriculum and instruction manual for program facilitators, instructors, and new hires; responsible for staff training and development; observed, assessed and provided continual feedback to program facilitators and instructors, ensuring that programs meet K 12 Illinois Learning Standards.Oversight of the creation and management of the teacher inservice training for collaborating teachers.Program Director and FacilitatorCreated and presided over two programs that meet 27 academic standards in five learning areas.Directed the development and implementation of 54 elementary, middle school and high school residencies and after school programs within communities of diverse backgrounds.stablishing a partnership with the Irwin E.Steans Center for Civic Engagement De Paul University), and the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University)securingvolunteers placementsOversight of the creation, management and evaluation of the parent/family orientation.Organized community tours (Northwestern University, Chicago State University, Mexican Fi

11 ne Arts Museum, DuSable Museum of Africa
ne Arts Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, Soul Vegetarian Restaurant).Oversightof the creation and management of six annual culminating ceremonies.Utilized innovative and individualized instructional methods to teach, advise and mentor students identified as having severe behavioral, emotional and physical disabilities.Coordinated guest speakers for the Guest Speakers Series.Artistic Director and PerformerResponsible for developing and coordinating six communityculminating ceremonies involving as many as eighty 3grade students from five schools in five different cities at one time.Performed as a dancer and/or percussionist in over 75 musical and theatrical productions for audiences atpreschools, elementary, middle, and high schools, universities, community centers, festivals, and faithbased organizations throughout the Chicagoland area, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage 11 RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCETEACHING AND INSTRUCTION HIGH SCHOOL Evanston Township High School, Evanston IL, 2001 Instructor: History & CurrentEvents, Evening School ProgramInstructed through lectures, discussion and demonstration incorporating themes and concepts from international travels; taught current events within a historical context.Implemented teaching strategies with junior and senior year males whose academic and social skills were between 2 8 years below grade level.Taught personal development skills such as goal setting, independence, and selfadvocacy.Motivated students who were diagnosed with behavioral disorders, emotional disturbances and/or learning disabilities.Evanston Township High School, Evanston IL, 1999 SubstituteTeacher, all subjectsResponsible for providing instruction, implementing teacher lesson plans, assigning student class work and homework, managing the classroom environment, and promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.Instructed thr

12 ough lectures and discussion in social s
ough lectures and discussion in social studies incorporating themes and concepts from international travels.Taught socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as positive reinforcement. MIDDLE SCHOOL Haven Middle School, Evanston, IL 1991 Permanent Substitute Teacher, all subjectsTaught an 8week Earth Science unit in absence of the regular classroom teacher.Taught a 12 week Feudalism unit to grade social studies class.Shared 6grade coteaching responsibilities for 12 weeks in a special education classroom of students diagnosed with behavioral disorders, emotional disturbances and/or learning disabilities.Responsible for providing instruction, implementing teacher lesson plans, assigning student class work and homework, managing the classroom environment, and promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.Nichols Middle School, Evanston, IL 1991Special Education Teachers Assistant, 6gradeResponsible for helping students complete assignments, preparing materials and supervising activities outside of the classroom.Instructed students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and selfsufficiency, such as hygiene, safety, and food preparation.Mentored four African American and Latino male students. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL George B. Armstrong School of International Studies, Chicago IL, 1993 1994Teacher: English Language Arts & Social Studies,and 6gradeResponsible for teaching grade American History and Ancient World History to one hundred and forty predominately first generation immigrant students from 17 countries. Dr. Gilo Kwesi LoganPage 12 Created, implemented and evaluated a multidisciplinary cultural diversity unit engaging parents, families, and the 5and 6grade team in learning about various cultures represented within the classroom.Utilized a Whole Language approach towards teaching English Language Arts to students, many of whom were first generation English Language Learn