Dr. Bob Goodband was born in 1961 in Walpole, Massachusetts. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1984. He obtained his M.S. (1986) and Ph.D. (1989) in Swine Nutrition at Kansas State University, and then joined the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry as an Assistant Professor with a 60% extension and 40% teaching appointment. In 1995, Bob was promoted to associate professor and in 2001 full professor with a 40% extension, 40% teaching, and 20% research appointment.
Bob’s current teaching assignment includes ASI 535, Swine Science which is taught both fall and spring semesters. This class covers the basics of modern, sustainable swine production and includes a laboratory session where students are exposed to hands-on training at the Swine Teaching and Research Farm. Other classes include ASI 320 (Fall) Principles of Feeding taught with Dr Mike Brouk and ASI 679, Swine Nutrition also taught in the fall semester. In addition Dr. Goodband has two classes, ASI 318, Fundamentals of Nutrition and ASI 535 Swine Science that are offered through the Department of Continuing Education and can be taken by students off campus. Bob also advises approximately 25 undergraduate students each year and has been the major professor for 9 M.S. and 5 Ph.D. students. Bob has excelled in his teaching appointment by his enthusiastic and practical approach to classes. As a result of his accomplishments, in 1995 and 1998 Bob was selected by the students as the College of Agriculture Faculty of the Semester. Bob, his wife Dani, and son Brady enjoy K-State football games, and spending time on their small farm outside of Riley, KS.