Hilton Córdoba, PH.D.

Assistant Professor
210 Harris Hall


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.

Geography and GIS Systems
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
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.