Colleen Logan

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Colleen Logan

Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling


Ph.D., University of Virginia


SMU - East Campus
6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75206



Dr. Logan's career spans decades of activism, advocacy, and diversity training. She is known in particular for her expertise in providing diversity training related to the unique needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) communities. Twenty years ago, she provided a revolutionary training module to the Naval Air Systems Command in Crystal City, Virginia regarding sexual minorities in the workplace and how to create and maintain a non-hostile working environment. She served as a consultant in Texas and provided similar training programs to Police Academies in both Houston and Victoria. She has also served as a consultant and trainer in school districts in Houston Sugar Land and Dallas to help address bullying, and develop and implement anti-bullying policies and programs. This work led to three National Radio Media Tours wherein Dr. Logan interviewed with over 55 radio stations to help parents and school systems address issues related to bullying and anti-bullying measures. Dr. Logan has delivered multiple keynote addresses both nationally and internationally on topics related to diversity and equity for LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, families, and communities.

Dr. Logan has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1994. She has maintained a private practice for over twenty years. She holds a License as a Supervisor in Texas. She has been recognized and commended by the American Counseling Association (ACA) and The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling, a division of ACA for her contributions to the field of counseling and affirmative therapy with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their significant others. She is co-founder of the Texas Association of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counseling, a division of Texas Counseling Association. Dr. Logan has a national and international reputation as a trainer and speaker in issues related to LGBTQQIA+ communities; multicultural/diversity issues; advocacy and social justice. For example, she has served as an invited speaker at the Asian Pacific Counseling conference in Singapore, the Philippines Counseling Convention in Manila and the X. Turkish Psychological and Guidance Congress in Adana, Turkey. She is a Fellow and former past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA). She remains active in the organization and currently serves as a trustee on the American Counseling Association Foundation (ACAF). She is also active in the Texas Counseling Association (TCA) and serves on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Logan has held she held various leadership and administrative positions throughout her career. Recently, Dr. Logan served as the Program Director for the M. A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Fielding University. She has held academic and administrative positions at Walden University, Argosy University and the University of Houston-Victoria, She served as the Program Director for the M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, Addictions Counseling programs and the Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision programs at Walden University. At Argosy University, she served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Dean of the School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Logan has authored or co-authored a number of articles and chapters as well as a book regarding how to work effectively with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients and their significant other. In 2016, Dr. Logan authored a document entitled Inclusion and Wellbeing of LGBTQ Youth, an award-winning document created for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America staff and volunteers. Moreover, in 2017, Dr. Logan co-authored a seminal guide to counseling the LGBTQ+ community across the lifespan.