Ikubolajeh Logan

Introduction

Dr. B. Ikubolajeh Logan joined the Department of Geography at The Pennsylvania State University in 2004. In addition to teaching and conducting research through Geography, Dr. Logan also teaches in the Department of African and Africa-American Studies, in the College of Liberal Arts.

His major research interests include:

  • African and Third World development
  • Human dimensions of environmental and resource analyses
  • Globalization

Prior to joining the Department of Geography at The Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Logan held the position of Associate Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia. He has worked as the Deputy County Representative for the International Orthodox Christian Charities in Tbilisi, Georgia. At the University of Georgia, Dr. Logan directed the study abroad program to Zimbabwe, and he was director of the African Studies program.

Research Interests

  • Africa and third world development
  • human dimension of environmental and resource analyses
  • globalization

Education

  • Ph.D. Geography, UCLA, 1983
  • Certificate in International Business, UCLA, 1983
  • M.S. Geography, Penn State, 1979
  • B.A. Honors Geography, Fourah Bay College (University of Sierra Leone), 1975

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 436
  • GEOG 444

Publications

Books and Monographs

2003. W. Moseley and B. I. Logan (eds.) International Political Economies and Local Ecologies. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (Under Review).

2002. B. I. Logan (ed.) Globalization, the Third World State and Poverty-Alleviation in The Twenty-First Century. London: Ashgate (In print).

2000. B. I. Logan. Environmental Security, Sustainable Development and Resource Management in Africa: Some Conceptual Considerations. Southern African Political Economy Series Monograph. This series is published by the Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies (SARIPS)

1995. K. Mengisteab and B. I Logan (eds.) Beyond Economic Liberalization in Africa. London: Zed Press.

Selected Publications: Refereed Journal Articles

2002. B. I. Logan and W. Moseley "The political ecology of poverty-alleviation in Zimbabwe's CAMPFIRE Program." Geoforum 33, 1-14.
2001. W. Moseley and B. I. Logan "Conceptualizing Hunger: A Critical Review of Two Food Security Methodologies in Zimbabwe." Applied Geography, 223-248.
2001. B. I. Logan and D. Tevera "Economic Structural Adjustment, Agricultural Production and Urban Food Security in Zimbabwe." Canadian Journal of African Studies
1999 B. I. Logan "The Reverse Transfer of Technology from Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Zimbabwe." International Migration 37(2), 437-464.
1998. G. Eckert, C. R. Carroll and B. I. Logan "Developing Local Participation in Restoration Research in Ecuador." The Role of Restoration in Ecosystem Management. Madison, WI: Society for Ecological Restoration
1998. B. I. Logan and J. Beoku-Betts. "Women and Education in Africa: An Analysis of the Economic and Sociocultural Factors Influencing Observed Trends." Journal of Asian and African Studies 31 (3-4), 217-239.

Selected Publications: Book Chapters and Unrefereed Publications

2003. B. I. Logan "Community Empowerment and Sustainable Resource Management: Lessons from Zimbabwe's Communal Management Programme For Indigenous Resources." In Groom, M., Meffe, G., Carroll, C. (eds.) Principles of Conservation Biology. Sunderland Mass.: Sinauer Associates. (In print)
2003. B. I. Logan "Ideology and the Political Ecology of Resource Management: From Sustainable Development to Environmental Security in Africa." In W. Moseley and B. I. Logan (eds.) (Inter)National Political Economies and Local Ecologies. (Forthcoming)
2002 B. I. Logan "Globalization and the Third World State." In B. I. Logan (ed.) Globalization, The Third World State and Poverty-Alleviation in the Twenty First Century. London: Ashgate, 1-17 (In print).
2002. Alejandro Ochoa Arias and B. I. Logan "From Globalization to Universalization in The Twenty-First Century." In B. I. Logan (ed.) Globalization, the Third World State and Poverty-Alleviation in the Twenty-First Century. London: Ashgate, 230-236 (In print)
2002. W. Moseley and B. I. Logan 'A Critical Examination of Two Famine Early Warning Methodologies in Zimbabwe: What Lessons May be Learned?' Food Forum, Issue 60, Second Quarter, 8-11.
2000. B. I. Logan "Diamond are not Forever: Globalization, the African State and Resource Exploitation." In S. Moyo and D. Tevera (eds.) Environmental Hotspots in Africa. Harare, Zimbabwe: Southern Africa Political Economy Series, 20-45.
1999. B.I. Logan "The Reverse Transfer of Technology From Sub-Saharan Africa: Why Zimbabwean Professors Might Want to Jump Ship." In J. Meyer and J. Charum (eds.) International Migration Today. Paris, France: Orstrom.

Awards

  • Sandy Beaver Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Georgia (1998)
  • The International Faculty Honor Society, University of Georgia (1998)
  • Fulbright Research and Teaching Award (1996)
  • Study in a Second Discipline, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Georgia (1996)
  • Chancellor's Award for International Faculty Development, University of Georgia system (1995)
  • Institute of Behavioral Research, Mentoring Program, University of Georgia