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Kent Gourdin, D.B.A

Professor and Director of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program

Address: Beatty Center, 311
Office Hours: MWF: 11-12:00pm., TR 2:00-3:30 And By Appointments
Phone: 843.953.5327
Curriculum Vitae: Download


University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Tennessee
Ph.D., Business Administration, Mar 1984

University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Tennessee
M.S, Business Administration, Aug 1982

University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Tennessee
B.S, Business Administration, Jun 1973

Courses Taught

Logistics Management, Marketing Management, Professional Applications, Physical Distribution Management, Transportation Systems, Transportation Management, Transportation Policies, Logistics Systems, Management of Integrated Logistics Systems

Undergraduate Courses
  • Intermodal Transportation
  • Global Logistics
  • Global Logistics Systems Management
  • Issues in Global Logistics
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Export Marketing and Logistics
  • Physical Distribution Management
  • Marketing Concepts
  • International Marketing
  • International Business


Gonzalez, M., Quesada, G, Gourdin, K. N., Hartley, M. (2008). "Designing a SCM Academic Program Using QFD and Benchmarking Analysis." Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 36-60.


Gourdin, Kent N. "Building a Successful Logistics and Transportation Program at a Liberal Arts Institution," Proceedings of the Global International Symposium and Workshop in Supply Chain, Intermodal Transportation and Logistics(Toledo, OH: College of Business Administration, University of Toledo, 2007).


Gourdin, Kent N.  Global Logistics Management, 2d ed., (Oxford:  Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2006)

Gourdin, Kent N.   Global Logistics Management,  (Oxford:  Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2001)

Co-Editor, Military Logistics, a textbook written by members of the School of Systems and Logistics faculty and staff and intended for use in logistics programs in which a military orientation is desired; Co-authored and assembled Chapter 6: Distribution Management (Wright-Patterson AFB, OH:  Air Force Institute of Technology, School of Systems and Logistics, 1988)


"Changing Times," p. 3

"Thoughts on Minneapolis and Charleston," p. 5

"Brave New World for Airline Travel," p. 5

"Alternative Fuels," June 2007, p. 5

"Rail Passenger Service," April 2007, p. 7

"Musings on the Interstate Highway System," February 2007, p. 5

Gourdin, Kent N. Editorials appearing in the Defense Transportation Journal.