Christopher B. Clott, Ph.D.


Christopher (Chris) Clott Ph.D. has worked in the Maritime logistics field for shipping companies and universities for 40 years. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Center for Advances in Port Management at Lamar University and Co-Founder of Marine Startups, a maritime innovation center. Previous roles have been at SUNY Maritime in New York where he founded the New York Maritime Innovation Center (NYMIC), California Maritime Academy in the Bay Area, and the University of St. Francis, Elmhurst University, and St. Xavier University in metropolitan Chicago. Chris worked for OOCL (USA) and Lykes Lines in the shipping industry prior to academia. Chris has published research and worked with firms seeking to introduce new maritime technologies. Chris has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Chicago, an M.B.A. from St. Xavier University, and a B.A. from Fordham University.


Research Areas

  • Logistics 
  • Supply Chain Management

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. “Planning and the global movement of goods and commodities”. In: Vickerman, Roger (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Transportation. vol. 6, pp. 380-387. UK: Elsevier Ltd with Chris Petrocelli.
  2. “Technical Analytics and Freight Rate Forecasting”, Journal of Shipping and Trade, 2019 with Joan Mileski, Cassia Galvao, Taliese Laverne
  3. “Sustainable blockchain technology in the maritime industry” with Bruce Hartman and Benson Beidler, Book chapter in Maritime Supply Chains, edited by Thierry Vanelslander and Christy Sys, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2020.
  4. “The changing nature of work: A global perspective” Book Chapter in The Cambridge Handbook of the Changing Nature of Work, edited by Hoffman, B., Shoss, M., & Wegman, L. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
  5. “Standard setting and carrier differentiation at seaports”, Journal of Shipping and Trade. 2018 with Bruce C. Hartman.
  6. “Built to last? The changing role of ocean transportation intermediaries: Disintermediation and reintermediation”, American Journal of Transportation, 2018.
  7. “New developments in the global transport of agricultural products, energy and natural resources” Research in Transportation Business and Management, December, 2017. Guest Editor with Albert Veenstra.
  8. “U.S. tanker transport: Current structure and economic analysis”: Research in Transportation Business and Management, December, 2017 with Okan Duru and Joan Mileski
  9. “Supply chain integration, landside operations and port accessibility in metropolitan Chicago” Journal of Transport Geography, 51 (2016) 130-139 with Bruce C. Hartman
  10. “Container repositioning and agricultural commodities: Shipping soybeans by container from US hinterland to overseas markets”, Research in Transportation Business and Management, November, 2014, with Bruce C. Hartman
  11. “Intermodal chassis supply in the US- A bayesian game model”, Research in Transportation Business and Management, November, 2014, with Bruce C. Hartman
  12. "Clean trucks in California ports: Modeling Emissions Policy" International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics Journal (IJSTL). Special Issue, 2013, with Bruce C. Hartman
  13. “An Economic Model for Sustainable Harbor Trucking”, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment v.17, 5, July 2012, with Bruce C. Hartman
  14. “An Uncertain Future: A Preliminary Study of Offshore Outsourcing from the Manager’s Perspective”, Management Research News, v.30, no.7 & 8, Summer 2007.
  15. “Implementation of Environmental Scanning and Change at the Functional Level: An Examination of Offshore Outsourcing in the Financial Services Industry”, i-Manager Journal of International Management, March, 2007.
  16. “Perspectives on Global Outsourcing and the Changing Nature of Work”
  17. Business and Society Review 109:2 Summer, 2004.
  18. “Ocean Freight Intermediaries: An Analysis of Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and Maritime Reform” Transportation Journal. Winter, 2000.
  19. “Ocean Shipping Deregulation and Maritime Ports: Lessons Learned from Airline Deregulation” Transportation Law Journal, v.26, Spring, 1999, with Gary S. Wilson
  20. “Culture and Strategy in Business Schools: Links to Organizational Effectiveness” Midwestern Educational Researcher, v.13, no.2 Spring, 2000 with Nancy L. Fjortof


Clott, C., & Rahman, F.: Introduction to International Business, Chicago, Saint Xavier University Press, 1990

Other Publications

“The Knowledge Worker Revisited”, Strategic Innovators, Planman Media (India) September, 2008



Ph.D.; Public Policy Analysis, University of Illinois Chicago, 1994
Major: Higher Education Policy Studies. Related Fields: Management, Economics and Research Methods.
Dissertation: “Predictors of Organizational Effectiveness in Schools of Business”

M.B.A., Marketing, Graham School of Management, Saint Xavier College, 1986

B.A., Urban Studies, Fordham University, 1977

Certificate, Korean Business and Culture Studies- Yonsei University, 1990

Certificate, Export-Import Program - College of Advanced Traffic Management - 1982