Established in 1993 by Zanvyl Krieger in honor of Milton S. Eisenhower

Image Credit: Ferdinand Hamburger Jr. Archives, Johns Hopkins University, Milton S. Eisenhower Library MILTON S. EISENHOWER, widely regarded as a leader of great vision, holds the distinction of having served two nonconsecutive terms as president of The Johns Hopkins University. After serving from 1956 to 1967--a period in which the university's income tripled and the endowment doubled--he retired and was named president emeritus. During his tenure, the medical institutions underwent major expansion and a new library and athletic center were added at Homewood. He returned to the presidency again, in 1971-72, and is credited with restoring a sense of unity to the university. The youngest brother of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Milton Eisenhower died in 1985.


ZANVYL KRIEGER, A&S 1928, celebrated his close friendship with the late university President Emeritus Milton S. Eisenhower by providing for the eventual creation of the Krieger-Eisenhower professorships--part of his record-setting 1992 endowment gift to the School of Arts and Sciences, which was named in his honor in 1995. Mr. Krieger changed the face of Baltimore through his efforts to revitalize the downtown area, his leadership in bringing professional sports teams back to his hometown, and his philanthropic and civic leadership. Mr. Krieger was an attorney and co-founded U.S. Surgical, which developed surgical staples and other innovations. At Hopkins, he funded the Krieger Professorship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, made generous gifts to the Wilmer Eye Institute's Zanvyl Krieger Children's Eye Center, which was named in his honor in 1998, and created the Krieger Professorship in Children's Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Mr. Krieger died in 2000.


ROBERT A. MOFFITT, a Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, joined Hopkins' Department of Economics in 1995, and holds a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. He currently chairs the Department of Economics. He has served as chief editor of American Economic Review and received the Award for the Best Journal Article from the Society for Research on Adolescence Social Policy. He is also the recipient of a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health for his research on welfare and the family. He is best known for his research on the economic consequences of welfare and other anti-poverty programs on work effort, marriage and childbearing. A fellow of the Econometric Society and a national associate of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Moffitt has published important work on the economics of labor, population, and demography and has formulated and tested economic models of marriage, cohabitation, female headship and fertility.