Lauren Logan

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Home Department:
Biological Sciences

Mentor / Lab:
Dr. Nancy Emery

Specific Research Area / Project:
The Science Not Yet Behind Wetland Policy: Ecology, Hydrology, Public Perception and Conservation

Undergraduate Institution:
Ohio University, BS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Geological Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD in Civil Engineering
Lab / Personal work-related websites:
Current Research


Research Profile:

My MS research focused on integrating several disciplines to get a holistic look at wetlands in the United States. More specifically, I cognized the correlation between ecology, hydrology, and public perception; and the impact those connections have on national wetland policy. I investigated United States environmental policy, linking current wetland policy to the ecology-hydrology drivers of wetland functions. Using my findings on how wetlands function and are delineated within the ecohydrology landscape of the United States, I suggested implementable policy changes to better delineate and protect wetlands. My research won an Interdisciplinary Excellence Award.

About Me:

I am from Athens, Ohio and I currently live in Bluffton, Ohio. I grew up having a love and respect for education, and always wanted to be a professor at a student-focused university. I am officially living my dream as a tenure-track faculty member at Ohio Northern University in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. I serve as a District Director for Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society), volunteer with Ohio 4-H programs, and advocate for the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in STEM. I am married to Dan Newkirk (we met through ESE, married on Sept 2, 2017), and we have three pets: Gandalf the grey tabby cat, Gimli the hedgehog, and Greg the orange tabby cat.

Life After ESE:

After ESE, I completed my doctoral education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was active in many campus endeavors to improve the quality of life for graduate students, and increase recruitment and retention of minority students. Having completed my PhD in Civil Engineering, I am now an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Ohio Northern University. Recently, I wrote an article on sustainable food service programs that was featured in an issue of EWRI Currents.

After ESE, I completed my doctoral education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was active in many campus endeavors to improve the quality of life for graduate students, and increase recruitment and retention of minority students. Having completed my PhD in Civil Engineering, I am now an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Ohio Northern University. Recently, I wrote an article on sustainable food service programs that was featured in an issue of EWRI Currents.

Publications:

  • Logan, L.H., Stillwell, A.S. “Water Temperature Duration Curves for Thermoelectric Power Plant Mixing Zone Analysis.” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 144(9), 2018
  • Logan, L.H., Stillwell, A.S. “Probabilistic Assessment of Aquatic Species Risk from Thermoelectric Power Plant Effluent: Incorporating Biology into the Energy-Water Nexus.” Applied Energy, 210, 2018
  • Logan, L.H., Emery, N.C., Stillwell, A.S., “The Science Not Yet Behind Wetland Policy: Ecology, Hydrology, Public Perception and Conservation.” Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Sustainability Track, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014
  • Logan, L.H., Karlsson, E.M., Gall, H.E., Park, J., Emery, N., Owens, P., Niyogi, D., Rao, P.S.C., “Freshwater Wetlands: Balancing Food and Water Security with Resilience of Ecological and Social Systems.” Climate Vulnerability, 2013

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