A former faculty member at Iowa, Dr. Robert W. Moyers has held academic appointments at the University of Toronto, University of Athens in Greece and was Chairman of Orthodontics at the University of Michigan's School of Dentistry from 1953-1965. His record may be measured by the fact that 26 of his former students have been appointed as chairmen of orthodontic departments in universities throughout the world.
He founded three unique centers for research advancement into craniofacial growth: Burlington Orthodontic Research Centre, University of Toronto, Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and the Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Michigan where he served as director from 1964-1980.
Dr. Moyers has received numerous honors including an Alumni Honor Award from New York University's College of Dentistry Alumni Association, the distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan and an honorary Doctor of Science award from the Aristotelean University of Thessaloniki, Greece. During World War II, he was awarded military honors for his service as Chief Allied Medical Liaison Officer to the Greek Resistance Movement.
His affiliations with professional and learned societies include memberships in the Orthodontic Societies of Venezuela, Chile, The Netherlands and Greece. Having made major contributions to his field, he has numerous publications to his credit including an orthodontics textbook widely used in school both here and abroad.
Dr. Moyers holds four degrees from the UI: 42BS, 42DDS, 47MS in Orthodontics, and 49PhD in Physiology and Biophysics. He is a Life Member of the UI Alumni Association.