Bob Peterson (1961) attended Dover High School (Ohio). He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University, and a Master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1986. While attending Purdue, he wrote and illustrated the comic strip Loco Motives. He is an animator, screenwriter, director and voice actor. He was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay for "Finding Nemo". He also performed the voices of Roz in "Monsters, Inc.", Mr. Ray in "Finding Nemo".