Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue



1994, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

  • Ph.D. in Geography.
  • Thesis: Transportation Corridors in East and Southeast Asian Urban Regions.

1992, University of British Columbia, Department of Geography and Asian Studies Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Doctoral Internship.

1991, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

  • M.Sc. in geography.
  • Memoir: The Development of a Dynamic Spatial Interaction / Land Use Model: Application to Shanghai.

1989, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

  • B.Sc. in geography.
  • Memoir: Transport Supply and Land Use Changes in Montreal between 1964 and 1983.


I am pursuing a teaching curriculum leaning on excellence, originality and the usage of information technologies. All my courses are supported by multimedia presentations and online didactic material.

Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA. Professor (2011-); Associate Professor (2006-2011); Assistant Professor (1999-2006)

1993-1998, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec, CANADA. Adjunct Lecturer

  • GEO 1090 Géographie économique.
  • GEO 1092 L’espace urbain.
  • GEO 1098 Géographie des transports.
  • GEO 1099 Localisation industrielle.
  • GEO 1105 Les pays industrialisés.
  • GEO 1108 Les États-Unis d’Amérique.

1995, 1998, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, CANADA. Adjunct Lecturer

  • GEO 3222 Transport et réseaux géographiques (multimedia lecture).


  • 2013, Petr Kolar.
  • 2007, Matthew Craig, "The Effects of Cold Chain Logistics and Technology on Global Freight Distribution", BA Thesis.
  • 2004-2005, Lee Jung Yoon, Ph.D. Student, Seoul National University, Korea, Logistical platforms and freight corridors in Pacific Asia.
  • 2002, Ivan Ratkaj, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography, Development of a Transport Geography Curriculum.
  • 1999, Julien Claude Racette, "The Environmental Impacts of Urban Morphology: The Case of China", BA Thesis.
  • 1996, Daniel Gagnon, "An Analysis of the Hinterland of the Port of Trois-Rivières" (report published at the Centre for Research on Transportation, Université de Montréal), BA Thesis.
  • 1996, Nicolas Giraud, "The Maritime Shipping of Canadian Grain", BA Thesis.


1999-, Hofstra University, Development of new courses.

  • GS 120 Global Transport and Logistics
  • GEOG 60 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.
  • GEOG 80 Transport Geography.
  • GEOG 160 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems.
  • GEOG 113C: The Geography of East and Southeast Asia.

1999-, Hofstra University, Service.

  • Member, Faculty Personnel Board, 2008-
  • Member, Senate Academic Computing Committee, 1999 to 2006.
  • Member, Technology Enhanced Classroom sub-committee, 2001 to 2006.
  • Member, Classroom Platform sub-committee, 2002.
  • Member, Graduate Committee, 2002.
  • Member, Organizing Committee for the 2001 Suburban Studies Conference (2000 to 2001).
  • Geography representative to "College for a Day" an institutional effort to assist with student recruitment (1999 to present).
  • Member, local organizing committee, American Association of Geographers 97th Annual Meeting in New York City (2000 to 2001).
  • Involvement in the First Year Program (Environmental Ethics) with the course GEOG 102 Population, Resources and the Environment (2000 to present).
  • Member, Asian Studies Program (1999 to present).
  • Webmaster, departmental web site for economics & geography (1999 to 2005).

1997, Bishop's University, Development of new courses.

  • GEO 129: The Geography of Pacific Asia
  • GEO 263: The United States of America.
  • Member, Design committee for the social science multimedia education lab.

1995, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Participation in the development of an Internet course.

  • PPL-1006: The Emergence of the World-System: An Introduction to Globalization.


Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue

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:

  • The Governance of Intermodal Transportation Assets
  • Geography of Logistics and Global Production Networks
  • Gateways, Corridors and Inland Freight Distribution
  • Globalization and Transport Terminals
  • City Logistics
  • Cruise Shipping