Lamar University

Gerhardt Muller

Professor of Practice

Gerhardt Muller


Gerhardt Muller was with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for more than twenty-eight years. When he left the organization in 1996, he was responsible for the identification and potential implementation of innovative intermodal systems as well as emerging logistics and transportation technologies and concepts designed to improve regional passenger and freight mobility. He then joined the faculty at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point where he was a full professor of international intermodal transportation and logistics. He retired from Kings Point in 2009.

He has taught international and domestic transportation at the City of New York UniversityBaruch College and Nassau Community College on Long Island. Lately, he has been active in teaching short and intensive courses in transportation and logistics management at several African, American, European, and Asian universities and organizations, and is currently an adjunct professor at the World Maritime University, Sweden, and Shanghai Maritime University, China. Gerhardt recently completed several years as an adjunct senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Center for Energy, Marine Transportation, and Public Policy, where he was part of a team of global experts asked to evaluate what the global maritime industry will be by 2030.

He recently was with SanSail, an organization that provided services and training for public and private organizations that were planning on developing LNG fueling operations at ports, terminals, or onboard vessels.

He is the author of numerous papers dealing with global logistics and transportation concepts and practices and is the author of Intermodal Freight Transportation, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th editions.

He received his bachelor's and Master of Science degrees from New York State Maritime College at Fort Schuyler and sailed as a licensed officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine for three years.

As a life long learner, he continues to welcome connection with his students and offers continued contact with alumni from the Port Management program.

Personal Mailing Address: 138 Willow Street, Garden City, NY 11530

Personal Phone: 516-294-6428

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