Rob is Associate Professor of German Studies at the College of William and Mary, where he teaches German language, literature, thought and culture from the 18th century to the present.
1975-1982 Stanford University, Ph.D. in German Thought and Literature (1982)
1976 Stanford University, M.A. in German Literature, with Distinction (September, 1976)
1979-1980 Institut für deutsche Philologie, Ludwig-Maximillian-Universität, Munich, West Germany. DAAD Research Fellow
1975-1976 Fellowship of the Foreign Academic Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt), Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität, Bonn, West Germany
1971-1975 Grinnell College. B.A. in German and Philosophy, with Honors. Phi Beta Kappa, Grinnell College
1973-1974 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany
1973 Goethe Institut, Freiburg, Germany