Hilton Córdoba, Ph.D.

Hilton Córdoba is a human geographer specializing in the urban and transportation subfields. His urban research seeks to understand how neighborhoods change by analyzing their demographic transitions, residential patterns, and economic activities. On the transportation side, his work has concentrated on analyzing the impact that policies have on the structure of transportation networks, mobility of people, connectivity of places, flow of resources, and access to goods and services. In both areas of research, he employs spatial concepts through quantitative and qualitative methodologies, as well as geographic information tools and techniques (GIS).

Contact Information

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


Ph.D. in Geosciences (Florida Atlantic University) 2014

Research Areas

  • Urban Geography
  • Transportation Geography
  • Spatial Analysis/GIS

Courses Taught

  • GEO 100 – Intro to Human Geography
  • GEO 300 – Methods in Geography
  • GEO 305 – Geography of U.S. & Canada
  • GEO 317 – World Regional Geography
  • GEO 4/508 – Geography of Middle & South America
  • GEO 4/510 – Urban Geography
  • GEO 4/523 – Cartography & GIS
  • GEO 4/524 – Transportation Geography
  • GEO 618 – Urban Revitalization
  • GEO 619 – Sustainable Transportation

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Cordoba, H. (2022). The evolution of Cuba’s air transport network in the Embargo Era: 1967-2017, Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 98. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2021.103259
  • 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.

Contact Us

Geography Department
Harris Hall 215
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Telephone: 304-696-4364



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