Bob began teaching statistics in a business school in 1971 at Virginia Tech, and subsequently taught a variety of statistics related classes at Virginia Commonwealth and a year at CERAM in Sophia Antipolis, France (currently SKEMA). He interrupted teaching statistics for three years of coaching the first division basketball team in Le Mans, France.
He has a passion for effective instruction in statistics and analytics. He was the 2015 recipient of both the Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Awards in the School of Business based on responses from former students and alumni. He has a long history of participation and service in the Decision Sciences Institute. As a DSI board member, he led the effort for the Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business group to become one of the first Specific Interest Groups in DSI. He continues to provide leadership for this group. To better represent the breadth of its current focus, the group changed its name to Data, Analytics and Statistics Instruction.
He has been a strong advocate for effective shared governance and served in numerous elected positions within his department, school, university and state. This included being president of the VCU Faculty Senate and the Faculty Senate for the State of Virginia.
He is an active member of his church. He is blessed to have a wife that shares many of his passions. They have two adult children and seven grandchildren.