Hilton Córdoba, Ph.D.

Hilton Córdoba is an urban-transport geographer interested in the spatial organization, association, and interaction of people and their socioeconomic activities. He uses spatial concepts and geographic information systems in both, qualitative and quantitative methodologies to examine the spatial patterns and structures created by human processes. His work has focused in two areas: on the urban front, he has sought to measure the settlement patterns, demographic transitions, and economic activity of ethnic communities in the United States to better understand their formation processes and changes. On the transportation side, he has concentrated on the impact that economic policies have had on transportation networks, passenger accessibility, and connectivity of places.

Contact Information

Email: cordoba@marshall.edu
Phone: 304-696-4627
Office: HH 210


Ph.D. in Geosciences (Florida Atlantic University) 2014
M.A. in Geography (Florida Atlantic University) 2011
B.A. in Geographic Information Systems (Florida Atlantic University) 2009

Research Areas

  • Transportation Geography
  • Spatial Analysis/GIS
  • Urban Geography

Courses Taught

  • Human Geography
  • World Regional Geography
  • Geography of U.S. & Canada
  • American Cultural Landscape
  • Geography of Middle & South America
  • Tourism and Commercial Recreation
  • Urban Geography
  • Transportation and Spatial Organization
  • Cartography & GIS

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Cordoba, H., Walter, R., Foote, N. (2018). The residential segregation of San Antonio, Texas in 1910: an analysis of ethno-racial and occupational spatial patterns with the colocation quotient, Urban Geography, DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2018.1433923
  • Walter, R., Foote, Nathan, F., Cordoba, H., Sparks, C. (2017). Historic Roots of Modern Residential Segregation in a Southwestern Metropolis: San Antonio, Texas in 1910 and 2010. Urban Science, Vol. 1, (2). doi:10.3390/urbansci1020019
  • Cordoba, H. & Walter, R. (2016). Measuring the Spatial Pattern of Ethnic Groups in San Antonio’s Eastside: A Spatial Analysis Approach with the Colocation Quotient. Papers in Applied Geography, Vol. 2, (2), P. 160-177.​
  • Cordoba, H. & Ivy, R. (2014).Modeling the Spatial Variation in U.S. Airfares Utilizing Geographically Weighted Regression. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research. 5 (4), P. 56-74.
  • Cordoba, H. & Ivy, R. (2012). The Geography of Market Concentration in the U.S. Airline Industry. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, Vol. 35, p. 71-79.
  • Cordoba, H. & Ivy, R. (2011). Modeling Passenger Airline Fares in the U.S.: A Multivariate Regression and Trend Surface Analysis. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences. Vol. 34, p. 93-101.
  • Cordoba, H., Ivy, R., Fadiman, M. (2011). Cultural and Spatial Perceptions of Miami’s Little Havana. The Florida Geographer, vol. 42, p. 4-33.
  • Cordoba, H. & Carrillo, J. (2010). Neighborhood Change in Miami’s Little Havana; A Demographic Analysis from 1970 to 2000. The Florida Geographer, vol. 41, p. 65-88.

Dr. Hilton Córdoba