By James Lambert

College of St. Joseph welcomes Robert Goddard as its chairperson of business.

Goddard views his strengths as providing a big-picture view and having a genuine care for the students and their learning experience. He believes in teaching things that can be put into practice and that allow students to challenge and apply the theories taught in the classroom.

“I think my strength is making the academics as relevant to the real world as possible,” Goddard said.

Goddard’s vision for the business program at CSJ is that it will grow during his tenure within the confines of the mission of the college. He views having close contact with students as an important aspect of offering a vibrant program and increasing enrollment.

“We are delighted that Dr. Goddard will be joining us this summer. He brings a wealth of real-world business knowledge and experiences to CSJ. We look to his leadership skills to develop and enhance partnerships with local and regional businesses, as well as the community,” Academic Dean Nancy Kilne said.

Goddard will be on campus as of July 16. Contact him at