Mark Logan, Ph.D

Mark Logan, Ph.D
Executive Director

Mark Logan, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Institutes for Learning and Development, (ILD and ResearchILD).  Mark is responsible for business strategy development and outreach, fundraising and grant writing, and the global expansion of ResearchILD’s flagship SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum.  His priorities also include the expansion of business opportunities for ILD’s clinical practice that focus on neuropsychological assessments, academic remediation, student coaching, and support services for parents. 

Prior to joining the team, Mark served as the superintendent of a large regional school district.  As a principal and teacher, he taught middle and high school courses in business, leadership, civics, and service, undergraduate courses in organizational behavior, political science, marketing and management, and a graduate course in early adolescent motivation and learning.

Mark earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration at Lesley University, where his research centered on cognitive neuroscience and early adolescent development.  His dissertation, titled Creating a Learning Environment to Increase Early Adolescent Motivation, examined and identified correlating biological, developmental, and external factors that support and impede student engagement, motivation, and learning.  He earned his Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study in Education Leadership from Harvard University and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.  A member of several non-profit boards focused on the health and welfare of children and families, Mark has been honored with numerous awards for his commitment to the community