Tom O'Brien

Part Time Lecturer, Graduate Programs (GP)
Email: thomas.obrien@csulb.edu
Campus Phone: 562-985-2875
Office: CBA-FND255

  • PhD, University of Southern California, 2005
    Major/Concentration: Planning Transportation
  • Master, University of Southern California , 1992
    Major/Concentration: Master of Planning
  • Bachelor, University of Norte Dame , 1986
    Major/Concentration: American Studies and French
    Academic
  • California State Univeristy, Long Beach (2015 - 2015) Executive Director,Center for International Trade & Transportation
  • Califonia State University Long Beach (2014 - 2014) Interim Executive Director
  • California State University Long Beach (2014 - Present) Professor
  • USC & CSULB (2008 - 2008) Associate Director, METRANS Transportation Center
  • California State University Long Beach (2008 - 2008) Director of Research, Center for International Trade & Transportation
  • California State University Long Beach (2003 - 2003) Applied research Program Coordinator, METRANS Transportation Center
  • "Trucking Regulation as a Critical Chain Asset in Port Complexes", Research in Transportation Business and Management, Jan-2018
  • "Environmental Innovation and the Role of Stakeholder Collaboration in West Coast Port Gateways", Research in Transportation Economics, Jan-2013
  • "Ports and Supply Chains: Global Trends with Local Impacts", Annual Policy Conference Port of Los Angeles (Annual Conference) , Dec-2015
  • "Understanding Freight Mobility in California", Caltrans Transportation Planning Conference , Dec-2015
  • "Best Practices in Urban Freight Management", Association of American Geographers , Mar-2013
  • "Best Practices in Urban Freight Management: Lessons from an International Survey", Transportation Research Board of ? , Jan-2013
  • "Improving Environmental Performance Through Innovation: The Role Of Stakeholder Collaboration In West Coast Port Gateways", World Conference on Transport Research Society , May-2012
  • "The Clean Air Action Plan and Clean Trucks Program: A Model for Other Ports?", Transportation Research Forum , Long Beach , Mar-2011
  • "Overview of American Transportation Planning" , Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Road , Aug-2015
  • "A Conversation on Pairing Training and Career: The Role of the University in Professional Development" , AASHTO RAC American Association of State Highway and Transportation , Jul-2015
  • "National Network for the Transportation Workforce" , CUTC Summer Meetings Council of University Transportation Centers , Jun-2015
  • "The Role of Colleges and Universities in Preparation for the Next Generation Workforce" , Los Angeles Transportation Club , Jun-2015
  • "Future Career in the Trade and Transportation Industry: Will our Students be Prepared?" , Propeller Club , Apr-2015
  • "Trends in Global Trade and What They Mean for Supply Chains and Policymakers" , UC Berkeley Seminar , Apr-2015
  • "Overview of the Global Supply Chain" , LegalPorts , Mar-2015
  • "Prospects for Offshore Ports: What Matters to Shippers" , BlueTech & Blue Economy (Annual Summit) , Dec-2014
  • "IV New Frontiers & Challenges in Logistics" , Local Responses to Global Logistics , Oct-2014
  • "Global Trends in Supply Chains and What They Mean for Urban Freight" , Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (PASI-SUFS) , Aug-2014
  • "Impact of Streamlined Chassis Movements on Port Terminal Capacity, " , UC Davis ITS Seminar , Apr-2014
  • "Trends in Global Trade and What They Mean for Supply Chains" , Institute for Supply Management-Orange County , Feb-2014
  • "Trends in Global Trade and What They Mean for Supply Chains" , National Association of Purchasing Management-San Fernando Valley , Feb-2014
  • "Mitigating Urban Freight Through Effective Management of Truck Chassis" , METRANS Transportation Center , Jan-2014
  • "Synthesis of Freight Research in Urban Transportation Planning" , National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) , Mar-2013
  • "Impacts of Legislative Mandates on Transportation Workforce Capacity" , National Center for Sustainable Transportation , Jan-2013
  • "Urban freight curriculum development" , Volvo Research and Education Foundation , Jan-2013
  • "Planning for Freight in California: An Update on Planning Initiatives, " , California Maritime Leadership Symposium , Feb-2012
  • "MTS Education and Training: What is New and What is Needed" , California Maritime Leadership Symposium , Feb-2012
  • "Contested Trade and Policy Responses in Southern California" , M. Hesse and P.V. Hall (eds.) Cities, Regions and Flows , Jan-2012
  • "Innovations in Urban Freight: Lessons from Southern California" , Canadian Transportation Research Forum and Transport Canada Roundtable , Jan-2012
  • "Greening the Supply Chain-Problems, Prospects and Plans. California Chapter" , American Planning Association , Sep-2011
  • "Urban Goods Movement Planning in the US and Canada: Lessons From the Vancouver and LA Metropolitan Areas" , Caltrans Research Webinar Series , Jun-2011
  • "Managing Your Supply Chain in California: Current Trends, Challenges and the Policy Landscape" , Institute for Supply Management-Orange County , May-2011
  • "Transportation Education Development Pilot Program (TEDPP): New Models for Transportation Workforce Development in Southern California. " , University Achievement Awards , Apr-2011
  • "Changing Workforce Development Needs for Regional Transit and Transportation Planning Agencies in California" , METRANS Transportation Center , Jan-2011
  • "The North American Pacific Gateway Research Collaborative: Developing academic research on the common trends, connections and processes that influence economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability of Canadian, US and Mexican Pacific Port " , Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada , Jan-2011
  • "Transportation Education Development Pilot Program for Regional Curriculum Coordination" , Transportation Education Development Pilot Program for Regional Curriculum Coordination , Jan-2011
  • "Understanding the Supply Chain," , Intermodal Transportation: Moving Freight in a Global Economy , Jan-2011
  • "Member, Board of Directors" (Dec-2018) ,
  • "Member, Board of Advisors" (Dec-2018) , Eno Center for Transportation
  • "Member, Advisory Board" (Dec-2018) , National Transit Transportation
  • "Liaisons Subcommittee Chair" (Dec-2018) , Transportation Research Board Intermodal Freight Transport Committee
  • "Board of Directors" (Dec-2018) , Los Angeles Transportation Club
  • "Chair" (Dec-2018) , Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium
  • "Vice President" (Dec-2018) , Council of University Transportation Centers
  • "Chair" (Dec-2018) , National Science Foundation
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