David W. Ewing has been named the new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Bethany College, President Scott Miller announced.
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," 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, Ewing has served at Canisus College in New York as the dean of the College of Arts and 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's degree in biology and general science from Hiram College and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Ohio University.
Ewing will be the college's chief academic officer and is responsible for establishing academic priorities and overseeing 11 academic departments, libraries, the McCann Learning Center, the Office of International Studies and the registrar's office.
Katrina D'Aquin, assistant vice president for academic affairs, has served as interim vice president for academic affairs at Bethany while the college completed a national search. Miller said the college received more than 100 nominations and applications for the position.