Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue


Department of Global Studies and Geography
Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549 USA
Phone: (516) 463-5765 (I rarely check my work phone messages, please use email)

Short Bio

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, the Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics,  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 as well as of the International Association of Maritime Economists. Dr. Rodrigue was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Manufacturing (2011-2016). In 2013, the US Secretary of Transportation appointed Dr. Rodrigue to sit on the Advisory Board of the US Merchant Marine Academy, a position he held until 2018. 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 and is interviewed by the media over transportation related matters.

Dr. Rodrigue has authored 6 books, 32 book chapters, more than 50 peer reviewed papers, numerous reports, and delivered more than 150 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 fourth edition. He is also co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Transport Studies. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Edward L. Ullman Award for outstanding contribution to the field of transport geography by the Association of American Geographers.

Google Scholar Citations


The Geography of Transport Systems, 4th Edition The Sage Handbook of Transport Studies The Geography of Transport Systems, 3rd Edition The Geography of Transport Systems, 2nd Edition The Geography of Transport Systems, 1st Edition L'espace economique mondial

Book Chapters / Reports

Port Management: Palgrave Readers in Economics The Containerization of Commodities: Integrating Inland Ports with Gateways and Corridors in Western Canada Guidebook for Assessing Evolving International Container Chassis Supply Models "Emerging Global Networks in the Container Terminal Operating Industry Intermodal Terminals, Mega Ports and Mega Logistics  Maritime Transportation: Drivers for the Shipping and Port Industries Factors Impacting North American Freight Distribution in View of the Panama Canal Expansion Integrating Seaports and Trade Corridors Global Logistics: New Directions in Supply Chain Management Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues Ports in Proximity: Competition and coordination among adjacent seaports North American Intermodal Transportation: Infrastructure, Capital and Financing Issues Transport Geographies: Mobilities, Flows and Spaces Ports, Cities and Global Supply Chains Maritime Trade and Security - Issues and Country perspectives Globalized Freight Transport: Intermodality, E-commerce, Logistics, And Sustainability Beyond Post-9/11: The Future of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Shipping and Ports in the 21st Century Science, Technology and National Security Handbook of Logistics and Supply-Chain Management

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