Thomas
O'Brien
Director of Research
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Thomas O'Brien is the Director of Research for the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the Associate Director of Long Beach Programs for the METRANS Transportation Center at CSULB and the University of Southern California. His own research involves goods movement, international trade and seaport operations as well as workforce development. Dr. O´Brien has also developed training programs on goods movement for public sector and elected officials. He is the principal author of a report to the CA State Legislature on port opportunities and challenges for the California Marine and Intermodal Transportation System Advisory Council, and author of a monthly column on goods movement for the Long Beach Business Journal. In 2007, he was appointed to the National Cooperative Freight Research Program Panel on Institutional Strategies in the Freight Transportation System.
Dr. O´Brien has a Ph.D. in Policy, Planning and Development from the University of Southern California. He is both an Eno and Eisenhower Transportation Fellow. He was awarded the GLS Program´s George Marshall Instructor Award for the fall of 2006 and the 2009 Wisener Award for Distinguished Service.
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