Missouri State University

Marketing Department

John Kent, PhD

Professor John KentProfessor

Contact Information

Office: Glass 242


MKT 430 - Introduction to Logistics
MKT 450 - Supply Chain Management
MKT 460 - Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy
MKT 750 - Supply Chain Management Seminar


Highest Degree, Concentration and Institution

PhD, Logistics and Transportation, University of Tennessee

Teaching Interests

Logistics, transportation and supply chain management

Research Interests

Logistics, transportation and supply chain management

Recent Publications

"Driver Safety and Motor Carrier Profitability: Identifying and Understanding Drivers in the Fleet," Journal of Transportation Management, 2011

"A Comparison of American and Chinese Consumers' Attitudes Toward Athlete Celebrity Endorsers," Journal of Sport Administration and Supervision, 2008

"Investigation of Methodologies Used by Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Motor Carriers to Determine Fuel Surcharges," Journal of Transportation Management, 2008

"An Assessment of Factors Affecting Fleet Fuel Peformance," Journal of Transportation Management, 2007

"Mexican Maquiladoras: Helping or Hurting the U.S./Mexico Corss-Border Supply Chain?" The International Journal of Logistics Management, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • COB Graduate Teaching Award (2010)
  • COB Service Award (2006)
  • COB Research Award (2005)
  • Dean's Distinguished Research Fellow (2004, 2003, 2002, 2001)
  • MSU Teaching Award (2001)
  • Dean's Distinguished Research Award (2001)
  • Council of Logistics Management Doctoral Dissertation Award (1998)


Hobby farming

Favorite Song

Boston – “Long Time”