Christine Logel, Ph.D., is an associate professor of social development studies at Renison University College, affiliated with University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. As a cofounder and head of research with the College Transition Collaborative based at Stanford University, she develops and tests psychological interventions and promotes institutional change to help foster belonging and growth, increasing equity in academic achievement and improving well-being for disadvantaged students. In her recent scholarly research, she studies identity and belonging among structurally disadvantaged students, including racialized minorities, financially stressed students, students with disabilities, students with higher body weight, English Language Learners, and students contending with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also examines the negative effects of weight stigma.
Dr. Logel earned her Ph.D. in social psychology at University of Waterloo, followed by postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Colorado and Stanford University. She received University of Waterloo’s 2018 Equity Award for her work promoting women’s success in STEM fields. In her teaching and service, Dr. Logel supports, and advocates for, students with visible and invisible disabilities, non-traditional students, students in financial need, and online learners. Her work has been funded by organizations including the Raikes Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Higher Education Quality Council of Canada. Dr. Logel teaches Introductory Psychology.