Dr. David W. Ewing Named Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bethany

BETHANY, W.Va. – Dr. David W. Ewing has been named the new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Bethany College, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Dr. Ewing will begin serving the College on July 1 and will live in historic Highland Hearth, the Dean’s Residence, on campus.

“In addition to his strong background as a dean at two institutions, Dr. Ewing is a noted scholar in his discipline,” Dr. Miller said.  “I am confident that Dr. Ewing’s experience as a dean, department chair, faculty member and scholar is a good fit in an exciting era for Bethany College. I look forward to working with him and welcome him to the Bethany family.”

For the past four years, Dr. Ewing has served at Canisus College in New York as the dean of College of Arts & Sciences. He is also a former dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at State University of New York, Fredonia. He has held additional academic appointments in chemistry at John Carroll University and Ohio State University.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and general science from Hiram College and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Ohio University. 

Dr. Ewing will be the college’s chief academic officer and is responsible for establishing academic priorities and overseeing the eleven academic departments, libraries, the McCann Learning Center, Office of International Studies and the Registrar’s Office.

Dr. Katrina D’Aquin, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, has served as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs while the College completed a national search. Dr. Miller indicated that the College received more than 100 nominations and applications for the position. 

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.