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Social Mobility Lab

Sam Logan, Ph.D.

Sam Logan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Kinesiolgy
Director, Social Mobility Lab and PlayTech Workshop

Faculty profile

Dr. Logan earned BA (Psychology) and MS (Exercise Sciences) degrees from the University of Delaware. He earned a PhD (Kinesiology) from Auburn University under the direction of Dr. Leah Robinson. Before joining OSU in 2014, he completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Delaware in the Department of Physical Therapy under the direction of Dr. Cole Galloway.

His research agenda focuses on the health and wellbeing of typically developing children and children with disabilities, with recent work emphasizing the role of independent mobility in the development of language, cognition, play interactions, and motor behaviors of children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, and other significant physical and cognitive diagnoses. His research is interdisciplinary in nature, bridging the fields of Kinesiology, Psychology and Pediatric Rehabilitation.


Current graduate students

Michele Catena, DPT

Michele Catena, DPT, PT

PhD Candidate

Michele earned a BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University. She earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has been a licensed and practicing pediatric physical therapist since 2012.  She is a PhD Candidate within the Kinesiology program (Adapted Physical Activity option) at OSU.

Winston Kennedy, DPT

Winston Kennedy, DPT

PhD Candidate

Winston earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University. He has been a licensed and practicing physical therapist since 2015. He is a PhD Candidate within the Kinesiology program (Adapted Physical Activity option) at OSU.

Bethany Sloane, DPT, PT

Bethany Sloane, DPT, PT

PhD Student

Bethany earned a BS degree in Psychology from Bethany College. She earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from the Wheeling Jesuit University. She has been a licensed and practicing pediatric physical therapist since 2009. She is a PhD Student within the Kinesiology program (Adapted Physical Activity option) at OSU.

Joseline Raja Vora

Joseline Raja Vora

PhD Candidate

Joseline earned a Master’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut. She is a PhD student within the Kinesiology program (Adapted Physical Activity option) at OSU.

Tze-Hsuan (Wanda) Wang

Tze-Hsuan (Wanda) Wang

PhD Student

Tze-Hsuan earned a BS degree in Physical Therapy from National Yang-Ming University. She earned a MSc in Physical Therapy degree from National Taiwan University. She has been a licensed and practicing pediatric physical therapist since 2006. She is a PhD Student within the Kinesiology program (Adapted Physical Activity option) at OSU.


Former graduate students

Laynie Case

Laynie Case, PhD

Laynie earned a PhD in Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Activity Option) from OSU in 2021. She is currently a post-doctoral scholar at the University of South Carolina working with Ali Brian, PhD in the area of motor competence and intervention.

Chun-Wei Chang, OT, MS

Chun-Wei Chang, OT, MS

Chun-Wei graduated from OSU with an MS in Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Activity, 2019). She is a practicing occupational therapist in Taiwan and is interested in pursuing PhD studies in the near future.

Christina Hospodar, MS

Christina Hospodar, MS

Originally from Connecticut, Christina earned a BS degree in Health and Exercise Science and Spanish from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Christina graduated from OSU with an MS in Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Activity, 2018). She is currently a PhD student in the developmental psychology program at New York University under the direction of Dr. Karen Adolph.

Samantha Ross, PhD

Samantha Ross, PhD

Dr. Ross earned a BS degree in Human Physiology and Psychology from the University of Oregon and an MS degree in Exercise and Sport Science from OSU under the direction of Dr. Megan MacDonald. She graduated from OSU with an MPH (Epidemiology, 2018) and PhD in Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Activity, 2019). She is currently an assistant professor within the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at West Virginia University.

Gabbi Zott

Gabbi Zott, MS

Gabbi earned a Master’s degree in Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Activity) from OSU in 2020


Current undergraduate students

Lucas Yao

Lucas Yao

Lucas is a junior majoring in BioHealth Sciences and Creative Writing.

Mikayla Heston

Mikayla Heston

Mikayla is a junior majoring in Kinesiology with an interest in disability studies and biomechanic rehabilitation.


Former undergraduate students

Apoorva Ayyagari, MS

Apoorva Ayyagari, MS

Apoorva Ayyagari earned an MS degree in Biological Engineering in 2018 from OSU. The DeLoach Work Scholarship supported her research experience during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Christina Cafferata

Christina Cafferata

Christina is a senior in Kinesiology and enrolled in the Honors College at OSU. The Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship, and the Arts Engage program supported her research experience during the 2017-2018 academic year. She was awarded the Waldo Cummings Outstanding Student Award (2018). Christina was awarded the 2nd annual Florence Wood Award of Impact and Legacy (2019).

Erika Cook

Erika Cook, BS

Erica earned a BS degree in Kinesiology (Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Option) in 2017 from OSU.

Erika Cooley

Erika Cooley, BS

Erika earned a BS degree in Kinesiology (Pre-Therapy and Allied Health option) in 2015 from OSU. The Undergraduate Research Award Program supported her research experience during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Jenna Fitzgerald, BS

Jenna Fitzgerald, BS

Jenna earned a BS degree in Public Health (Health Promotion and Health Behavior) and an Honors Baccalaureate degree from OSU (2019). The Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship, and the Arts Engage program supported her research experience during the 2015-2016 academic year. Jenna was awarded the inaugural Florence Wood Award of Impact and Legacy (2018).

Aparna Govindan

Aparna Govindan, BS

Aparna earned a BS degree in Microbiology and completed Honors College requirements in 2017. The Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship, and the Arts Engage program supported her research experience during the 2014-2016 academic years.

Kelsey Inskeep

Kelsey Inskeep

Kelsey was actively involved in research during the 2014-2016 academic years.

Samantha Noregaard

Samantha Noregaard

Samantha is a junior in Kinesiology at OSU. The Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship, and the Arts Engage program supported her research experience during the 2018-2019 academic year. Samantha was awarded the 4th annual Florence Wood Award of Impact and Legacy (2021).

Sarah Schaffer, BS

Sarah Schaffer, BS

Sarah earned a BS degree in Public Health (Health Promotion and Health Behavior) and an Honors Baccalaureate degree from OSU (2019). The Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship, and the Arts Engage program supported her research experience during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Thomas Weathers

Thomas Weathers

Thomas is a junior in computer science at OSU. The Toyota Mobility Challenge supported his research experience during the summer of 2018. Thomas was awarded the 3rd annual Florence Wood Award of Impact and Legacy (2020).

Marie Wilkey

Marie Wilkey

Marie is a junior in Kinesiology at OSU. The Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship, and the Arts Engage program supported her research experience during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Haylee Winden

Haylee Winden

Haylee is a senior Kinesiology major (Pre-Therapy and Allied Health option) at OSU. The Undergraduate Research Award Program supported her research experience during the 2014-2016 academic years.

Haley Yohn

Haley Yohn, BS

Haleyearned a BS degree in Kinesiology (Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Option) in 2017 from OSU.