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Linda Logan

Linda Logan

Professor and Department Head
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University

Expertise

International Affairs; zoonotic disease

Dr. Linda L. Logan is a Texas A&M University Professor in Veterinary Pathobiology and the Director for International Programs for College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVM). Dr. Logan, as Director for the CVM International Program, provides leadership and coordination for the CVM study abroad programs.  She lead the CVM study abroad programs that now provides a dozen faculty lead credit-bearing study abroad programs for both BIMS, veterinary and select graduate students in Europe, Central America, Asia and Africa. She spends several hours each week mentoring undergraduate, veterinary and graduate students who wish to identify tailor-made opportunities for international engagement. She enjoys welcoming and unofficially mentoring young faculty recruits in how to navigate life in academia She is involved in development of new research programs and capacity development activities for Africa the Middle East and Asia funded by Texas A&M University, US Department of Agriculture, US Agency for International Development and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Dr. Logan spent a number of years as a scientist researching livestock vector-borne and transboundary diseases in both West and East Africa and at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, New York. Dr. Logan lived and worked for more than 20 years in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. She was engaged in animal and public health research and livestock development projects in Mali, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger and South Africa. She served the United States Department of Agriculture as the Agricultural Research Service National Program Leader for Animal Health that sets animal disease research priorities for the 11 USDA animal disease research laboratories. She later was selected as the Animal Plant Health Inspection Services Senior Attaché overseeing animal and plant health activities in Africa and the Middle East. Much of her international work between 2004-10 was focused on emergency response activities and laboratory capacity strengthening for highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in the Middle East and Africa. For a couple of years Dr. Logan led the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) as its Executive Director. The TAHC provides the regulatory livestock disease surveillance and control programs and emergency response support for disease outbreaks or animals in disaster responses for the state of Texas. In one of her leadership roles at TAMU, Dr. Logan served as Department Head for Veterinary Pathobiology at the CVM for four years. Dr. Logan lectures on emerging infectious diseases and transboundary livestock diseases and veterinary public health topics in several courses offered to undergraduate and veterinary students.  Dr. Logan was awarded the American Veterinary Medical Associate 12th International Congress Prize for her international contributions to the veterinary profession. In 2016, the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, recognized Dr. Logan with an outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. Each May-June, for the past 7 years, Dr. Logan, with two faculty colleagues, takes groups of TAMU students to South Africa for a unique study abroad experience focused on wildlife conservation and medicine. A variety of TAMU teaching and capacity development activities allow Dr. Logan to continue to engage in rewarding TAMU collaborative projects in Africa the Middle East and Asia.