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Lecturers and Instructors


Transportation and Logistics Certificate Program

Lecturers and Instructors

Dr. Richard Stewart

Dr. Richard Stewart

Multiple modules in the Certified in Transportation and Logistics online program are narrated by Dr. Richard Stewart of the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Dr. Stewart is currently the Chair of the Department of Business and Economics at UW-Superior, a professor of Transportation and Logistics, and the Director of the Transportation and Logistics Research Center.

In addition, Dr. Stewart serves on the Board of Examiners for the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL), and is a co-author of the book International Logistics, which is used for the International Transportation and Logistics module in this program.

Catherine Petersen

Catherine Petersen

Catherine Petersen has played a vital role in designing the modules for the Certified in Transportation and Logistics Online Program.  She also narrates a number of lectures in the program.

For small, medium and large firms, she has designed documentation and procedure manuals for exporters and has authored/co-authored four books: Exporting: Regulations, Documentation, Procedures; International Small Business Logistics; U.S. Domestic Terms of Sale and Incoterms® 2010, and Incoterms® 2010, a Practical Review.  She is also a speaker and instructor at U.S. and foreign venues.

Ms. Petersen has had day-to-day practical experience at freight forwarding firms, a trading company, and an ocean carrier; she has been active in international business since 1980.  In 1992, Catherine Petersen founded C J Petersen & Associates, LLC a research, training and consulting firm located in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.  C J Petersen & Associates, LLC, is a collaborative consultancy that works with clients to identify compliance gaps and to resolve them.

She holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees in regional planning from Mankato State University, Minnesota and is a Licensed Customs Broker.

Dr. Mei Cao

Mei CaoIn addition to narrating a number of lectures in the CTL program, Dr. Mei Cao is an associate professor of Transportation & Logistics in the Department of Business & Economics at UW-Superior. At UW-Superior, she teaches Supply Chain Management, Advanced Supply Chain Management, Land Transportation, Air Transportation, Quantitative Models for Production & Operations Management, and Business Statistics.

Dr. Cao has many publications in journals, such as, Journal of Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, and Information & Management.  She is a co-author of the book Supply Chain Collaboration.

Dr. Amit Mokashi

Amit MokashiDr. Amit J. Mokashi serves as an instructor for the Transportation Economics Management module in the Certified in Transportation and Logistics online program. He is currently an Assistant Professor for Transportation & Logistics Management at UW-Superior where he teaches Transportation Economics, Land Transportation Management, Principles of Management, International Business and International & Intermodal Transportation Management.

Dr. Mokashi has been associated with various aspects of the maritime industry since 1984. He has a Chief Engineer's license for both Steam and Motor ships. Dr. Mokashi has received his M.Sc. in Maritime Operations and is certified Global Logistics Specialist. His Ph.D. is in Marine (Maritime) Policy.

Kathryn Ferguson

Kathryn Ferguson Kathryn Ferguson serves as an instructor for the Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy module in the Certified in Transportation and Logistics online program. She currently serves as the director of business development with the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. Prior to this appointment, Ferguson spent nine years working with the Great Lakes Fleet and Canadian National Railway.

Ferguson holds bachelor's degrees in transportation and logistics and computer information systems from UW-Superior, a master's degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and is pursuing a doctorate in transportation and logistics from North Dakota State University. She is also certified by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.

Tim Larson

Tim LarsonTim Larson narrates multiple lectures in the CTL program and is the Chief Operating Officer of Boyd's Coffee Company in Portland, OR. Boyd's is a 112 year old company, and is one of the premier coffee roasters and distributors in the country.

In addition to his executive role at Boyd's, Larson is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, teaching in the Operations Management Science division of the school. He also serves on the Carlson School of Management's Supply Chain Advisory Board.

Larson is regularly sought to speak and lecture nationally on various subjects including leadership, strategic planning, supply chain strategy, transportation & logistics, purchasing & supply management, and strategy.


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