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Hilton A. Córdoba

EducationHilton Cordoba

Ph.D. Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University, 2014
Concentration: Transportation & Spatial Analysis

M.A. Geography, Florida Atlantic University, 2011
Concentration: Urban Geography

B.A. Geography, Florida Atlantic University, 2009
Concentration: Geographic Information Systems

Research Interests

Hilton Córdoba is an urban-economic 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 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.

Peer Reviewed Publications

6.  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, DOI: 10.1080/23754931.2015.1115366

5.  Cordoba, H. & Ivy, R. (2014).Modeling the Spatial Variation in U.S. Airfares Utilizing Geographically Weighted Regression. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.  Vol. 5 (4), p. 56-74.

4. 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.

3. 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.

2. Cordoba, H., Ivy, R., Fadiman, M. (2011). Cultural and Spatial Perceptions of Miami’s Little Havana. The Florida Geographer. vol. 42, p. 4-33.

1. 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.

Presentations at Academic Conferences

8.   Measuring the Spatial Pattern of Ethnic Groups in San Antonio’s Eastside: A Spatial Analysis Approach with the Colocation Quotient. Presented at the 38th Applied Geography Conference in San Antonio, TX, November, 2015.

7. Historical Perspectives on the Relationship between the Evolution of Poverty and Urban Morphology in San Antonio, Texas. Co-presented with Rebecca Walter at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Chicago, IL, April, 2015.

6. Neighborhood Change in Miami’s Little Havana: from Demographic Transition to Urban Rehabilitation. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Tampa, FL, April, 2014.

5. The Geography of Airfares; Market and Spatial Forces in the U.S. Airline Industry. Presented at the annual meeting of the Florida Society of Geographers (FSG) in Orlando, FL, February, 2014.

4. Modeling the Spatial Variation in U.S. Airfares. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) in Asheville, NC, November, 2012.

3. The Geography of Market Concentration in the U.S. Airline Industry. Presented at the Applied Geography Conference in Minneapolis, MN, October, 2012.

2. Cultural and Spatial Perceptions of Miami’s Little Havana. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) in Savannah, GA, November, 2011.

1. Modeling Passenger Airline Fares in the U.S.: A Multivariate Regression and Trend Surface Analysis. Presented at the Applied Geography Conference in Redlands, CA, October, 2011.

Courses Taught

GEO 103: World Regional Geography
GEO 310: Geography of US & Canada
GEO 405: (Ind. Stud.) GIS Concepts and Applications
GEO 4422: American Cultural Landscape
GEO 4542: Tourism and Commercial Recreation
GEO 4602: Urban Geography
GEO 4700: Transportation and Spatial Organization

Student Mentoring

Through semester-long independent studies I have had the opportunity to work with students on the application of spatial concepts and GIS technology on a variety of research topics.

Spring 2016. Maegan Smith, Victoria Throop, Mary Churray. Ethnic mapping of the Irish Channel in New Orleans; creation of a geodatabase with historical records.

Spring 2016. James A. Gates. Examining the settlement pattern of Anglos and French descent groups through historical land grant maps in Southern Louisiana.

Spring 2015. Michael P. Wiley. Mapping the change of Colombia's air transport network between 1980 and 2012.

Field Trips

Through the GeoTours initiative and the help of fellow geographer, Kathleen Schott Espinoza, I have taken students on field activities to the following facilities:

Spring 2015. Jean Laffite National Historic Park in Lafayette, LA

Fall 2014. Old River Control Structure and Morganza Spillway in Vidalia, LA