Kenneth Logan

Kenneth Logan

Assistant Professor of Practice
Program Coordinator, English Education
Phone: (603) 535-2746
Office: Arts & Technologies, Ellen Reed House, MSC 40, Plymouth, NH 03264


BA, Kenyon College; MA, Dartmouth College; PhD, New York University

J. Kenneth Logan taught high school English for nine years in Vermont and California. While earning his doctorate from New York University, he researched adolescent reading and writing development. Before returning to New England, he taught and coached graduate students in teacher residency programs at NYU (Syracuse, NY) and John Hopkins University (Baltimore City, MD). He is the author of the young adult novel, True Letters from a Fictional Life (HarperCollins, 2016).

Scholarly work

Logan, J. K., & Kieffer, M. J. (2022). Demystifying the Language of Text. Literacy Today, 39(3), 52-53.

Kieffer, M.J., Mancilla-Martinez, J., & Logan, J.K. (2021). Executive functions and English reading comprehension growth in Spanish-English bilingual adolescents. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 73.

Logan, J. K., & Kieffer, M. J. (2020). Investigating the longitudinal and concurrent relationships between polysemous word knowledge and reading comprehension among Spanish-English bilingual middle school students. Reading and Writing, 34:2, 301–335.

Logan, J. K. & Kieffer, M. J. (2018). Academic vocabulary instruction: Building knowledge about the world and how words work. In D. Fisher & D. Lapp (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, 4th Edition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.                                                                   

Logan, J. K. & Kieffer, M. J. (2017). Evaluating the role of polysemous word
 knowledge in reading comprehension among bilingual adolescents. Reading and Writing, 30:8, 1687–1704. doi:10.1007/s11145-017-9745-1