Department of Global Studies and Geography
Hempstead, New York 11549 USA
Phone: (516) 463-5765 (I rarely check my work phone messages, please use email)
Jean-Paul Rodrigue received a Ph.D. in Transport Geography from the Université de Montréal (1994) and has been at the Department of Economics & Geography at Hofstra University since 1999. In 2008, he became part of the Department of Global Studies and Geography.
Dr. Rodrigue sits on the international editorial board of the Journal of Transport Geography, the Journal of Shipping and Trade and the Cahiers Scientifiques du Transport. He is a board member of the University Transportation Research Center, Region II of the City University of New York and is a lead member of the PortEconomics.eu initiative. Dr. Rodrigue is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Manufacturing and a board member of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum as well as of the International Association of Maritime Economists. In 2013, the US Secretary of Transportation appointed Dr. Rodrigue to sit on the Advisory Board of the US Merchant Marine Academy. He is also the New York team leader for the MetroFreight project about city logistics. He regularly performs advisory and consulting assignments for international organizations and corporations.
He has authored 5 books, 25 book chapters, more than 40 peer reviewed papers, numerous reports, and delivered more than 140 conferences and seminar presentations, mostly at the international level. His paper about port regionalization became one of the world’s most cited work in maritime transportation. His book about the global economic space, has been published by Les Presses de l'Universté du Québec and won the 2001 PricewaterhouseCoopers award (Prix du livre d'affaire) for the best French business-related book published in North America. His high impact textbook, The Geography of Transport Systems (Online Version), was first published by Routledge in July 2006 and is now in its third edition. He is also co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Transport Studies.
Dr. Rodrigue's research interests mainly cover the fields of transportation and economics as they relate to logistics and global freight distribution. Specific topics over which he has published extensively cover maritime transport systems and logistics, global supply chains, gateways and transport corridors. Current projects involve: