Bob came to NIFA in 2021 after spending 28 years as a research faculty, and Experiment Station Director, at the University of the Virgin Islands. His research focused on reproductive physiology of St. Croix White hair sheep and Senepol cattle as well as the impact of the environment on livestock fertility, health and production.
Bob earned his B.S. in Animal Science & Industry at Kansas State University in 1980, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology at Texas A&M University in 1982 and 1987. He was a post-doc at the USDA ARS Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, NE and then was the Rhinoceros Research Coordinator at the Center for Reproduction of Endangered Wildlife at the Cincinnati Zoo.