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Kent Gourdin, D.B.A

Professor and Director of Global Logistics and Transportation Program

Address: Beatty Center, 311
Office Hours: MWF: 9-10:00am; TR: 2-3:00pm and by appointments
Phone: 843.953.5327
E-mail: gourdink@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download



Education

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

GRADUATE COURSES

  • 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

Honors and Awards

HONORS

  • Awarded the 2000 Memorial Medal for Literary Merit for “Maritime Deregulation: What’s Ahead for Carriers, Shippers, and the Department of Defense,” the best article published Defense Transportation Journal during 2000.
  • Earned the rank of Major in the Air Force through serving 20 years as a transportation officer.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Past-President and founding member of Charleston Roundtable, 2003-present.
  • Founded Charlotte Roundtable with a group of other logisticians.
  • Founded Charlotte Roundtable with a group of other logisticians.
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 2000-Present.
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Defense Transportation Journal, 2000-Present.

NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION

  • Editor, Defense Transportation Journal, August 2002-present.

PROPELLER CLUB OF THE UNITED STATES, PORT OF CHARLESTON

  • Board Member, January 2000-present

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE - COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

  • School of Business and Economics Building Committee, 2002-Present.
  • Faculty Advisor, Student Port Chapter, Propeller Club of the United States, 1999-present.


Publications

REFEREED ARTICLES

  • Gourdin, Kent N.  “The Evolving Relationship between Airline Profitability and Passenger Satisfaction,” Journal of Transportation Management, Vol. 24 No. 1, 2013, pp. 7-21. (Published June 2014)
  • Gourdin, Kent N. and Shao, Alan T.  “Building a Niche Business Program At a Liberal Arts Institution:  The Integration of Supply Chain Management,” Journal of International Business and Economics, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2013, pp. 103-108.

BOOKS

  • Gourdin, Kent N.  A Profile of the Global Airline Industry,  (New York:  Business Expert Press, 2016).

PROCEEDINGS

  • Gissel, A.; Tanhua, D.; Gourdin, K.; Fehling, K.  “An Innovative Approach to Supply Chain Education:  Facilitating Virtual Student Groups in a Global Setting,” Proceedings of the 2014 Global Educators' Conference (refereed), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, San Antonio, USA,  September 21, 2014 as published at https://cscmp.org/annual-global/educators-conference-proceedings (OIC)

EDITORIALS

  • Gourdin, Kent N.  75 editorials appearing in the Defense Transportation Journal: August 2002-June 2014.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Gourdin, Kent N.  “Service Quality and Risk Management:  Two Sides of the Same Coin,” presented at the Fall meeting of the North Carolina Logistics and Transportation League (NCLTL), Greensboro, NC, November 5, 2015. (Invited)
  • Gourdin, Kent  “Major Issues in Global Logistics,” presented at the Hochschule Ludwigshafen’s Logistics Network Meeting/Academic Celebration in Ludwigshafen, Germany on October 31, 2014. (OIC)

  • Gissel, Andreas  Tanhua, Daniela, Fehling, Lorenz, and Gourdin, Kent N.  “An Innovative Approach to Supply Chain Education:  Facilitating Virtual Student Groups in a Global Setting,” presented at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Educator’s Conference, San Antonio, Texas, September 21, 2014. (OIC)

  • Presented at the Days of International Degree Programmes Conference in Seinäjoki, Finland, October 2, 2014.

  • Gissel, Andreas; Tanhua, Daniela; Gourdin, Kent N., and Fehling, Lorenz.  “Virtual Project Management: Challenges of Team Collaboration in an International Project Network Environment,” presented at the Economics and Management of Networks Conference (EMNet 2013), Agadir, Morocco, November 21-23, 2013.

  • Gourdin, Kent N. and Shao, Alan T.  “Building a Niche Business Program AT A Liberal Arts Institution:  The Integration of Supply Chain Management,” International Academy of Business and Economics, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 13-15, 2013.

FUNDED RESEARCH

  • Gourdin, Kent N. and Levine, Norman, “Unified Risk Assessment and Management of Hazardous Materials Transportation in South Carolina, a $370, 000 research award from the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in August 1, 2012.