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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, as project director, contributed to the development of a web site about transport geography and was chair of the Transport Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (2004-2006). He is also on the international editorial board of the Journal of Transport Geography, the Journal of Transport and Land Use, the Cahiers Scientifiques du Transport, acts as the Van Horne Researcher in Transportation and Logistics, is a member of University Transportation Research Center, Region II of the City University of New York and is an associate member of the initiative. He regularly performs advisory and consulting assignments for international organizations and corporations. Dr. Rodrigue is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Advanced Manufacturing (2011-2013).

He has authored 3 books, 25 book chapters, more than 40 peer reviewed papers, numerous reports, and delivered more than 125 conferences and seminar presentations, mostly at the international level. His first 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 second book, The Geography of Transport Systems, was published by Routledge in July 2006 and the second edition was published in May 2009.

Dr. Rodrigue has is also a proud recipient of the 2019 Edward Ullman Award. The Edward L. Ullman Award has been offered by the Transportation Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers since 1990 for outstanding contributions to the field of transportation geography.


Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue
Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies and Geography, Hofstra University