University of North Florida Transportation and Logistics


Professor Swanson joined the University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business in 2012. He teaches three graduate classes for students pursuing an MBA or MS in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, including strategic logistics management, graduate survey of transportation, and the graduate thesis. He also teaches undergraduate classes including logistics information systems and logistics management Professor Swanson takes pride in preparing students for professional jobs.

Professor Swanson is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Journal, the oldest academic logistics journal recently passing sixty years. His research explores how information and technology advance transportation, logistics and supply chain management. He has published in the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Retailing, the International Journal of Logistics Management, IEEE: Engineering Management Review; International Journal of Production Economics; Transportation Journal, Benchmarking: an International Journal, Ethics and Behavior, the Supply Chain Quarterly, the World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, the Supply Chain Management Review, Supply Chain Management: an International Journal, Supply Chain Management Review, Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal, and others.

For twenty years prior to becoming a professor Dr. Swanson worked in the private sector specializing in warehouse management systems and automation, and worked in corporate logistics for Walmart and Pearle Vision.


Academic Positions

Associate Professor

University of North Florida (2017-Present)
Courses taught: Logistics Systems Management (undergraduate); Logistics Subsystems (undergraduate); Strategic Logistics Management (graduate). Teaching load: 3/3.


Transportation Journal (2019-Present)


The Crowley Center of Transportation and Logistics
University of North Florida (2021-Present)