Todd T. Milbourn, PhD, was installed as the Hubert C. and Dorothy R. Moog Professor of finance Sept. 29 in a ceremony at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference Center.
Milbourn, who joined the Olin Business School faculty 10 years ago, is the second to receive this title; the inaugural professorship was held by Nicholas Dopuch, PhD, the Hubert C. and Dorothy R. Moog Professor Emeritus of accounting.
The Moog professorship was established in 1983 by the trustees of the Hubert C. and Dorothy R. Moog Charitable Trust. Although Hubert (Hub) and Dorothy Moog are deceased, many members of the family were present at the ceremony.
“It is gratifying that Hub and Dorothy’s children and grandchildren were present at the ceremony,” says Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. “They were great friends and generous donors to Washington University, and we are honored to carry on their legacy by bestowing this title on such a distinguished scholar in the Olin Business School.”
“Hub Moog cared deeply about ensuring that first-rate faculty are teaching our future business leaders, and Todd Milbourn certainly falls within that category,” says Mahendra Gupta, PhD, dean of the Olin Business School and the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management.
“Todd has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and is a top scholar and regular contributor to professional journals, both as an author and as a peer reviewer,” Gupta says.
Present for the Moog family were two of the Moogs’ three children: James (Jim), his wife, Mary, and their children Molly (LA 2012) and James (Jamie) (LA 2009) Moog; and daughter Donna, with her husband, Lenny Landsbaum.
Members of Milbourn’s family also attended the event, including his wife, Elizabeth, and children, Matthew, Hannah and Nathan. Milbourn presented a survey of his published work and the theme of reputation that recurs throughout his research on topics ranging from CEO compensation to credit market rating agencies.
Hubert Moog was named to the university’s Board of Trustees in 1978 and became an emeritus trustee.
An active supporter of and adviser to the Olin Business School, Moog received the Dean’s Medal in 1988, the same year he died. Dorothy Moog, who passed away in 2008, also supported the University Libraries, the arts, and scholarships.
For Olin, she and her husband established the Hubert C. “Hub” Moog Prize as well as a scholarship fund for graduate students.