Robert considers Indiana home, though he has moved quite a bit in his life. Though he started taking classes in engineering at Purdue University, he later found his calling in the study and teaching of Scripture. Robert spent over 20 years as Professor of Biblical Studies striving to bridge the gap between the academy and the church. This concern is reflected in his commitment to the local church throughout his career. While finishing his Ph.D. at Baylor University, he was ordained at First Baptist Church of Waco, Texas, and he worked as a full-time pastor for several years. Throughout his academic career, Robert maintained an active, ecumenical ministry of supply and interim preaching.
He has a deep love of the Psalms, and much of his academic research has focused on that area and pedagogy.
More complete professional details are available in his curriculum vitae.