Gannon University Names Interim Dean of Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences
Posted: March 3, 2017
Sarah J. Ewing, Ph.D. has been named interim Dean of the Morosky
College of Health Professions and Sciences at Gannon University
effective January 2017 and will continue to serve for the 2017-2018
Academic Year. Ewing had served as the College's associate dean
since July 2015.
In this position she will lead the College while a national
search is prepared to fill the position permanently. In terms of
enrollment, the Morosky College is the largest of Gannon
University's three academic colleges, which also include the
College of Engineering and Business and the College of Humanities,
Education and Social Sciences.
Ewing joined Gannon University in 2009 as assistant professor of
biology and director of pre-health professional programs. She was
named chair of the Department of Biology in 2013 and associate
professor two years later.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Penn
State Erie, The Behrend College, where she was a University
Schreyer Scholar and received the Excellence in Biology Award. She
was awarded her Ph.D. in comparative biomedical sciences - cell
biology from North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
Ewing has published and presented widely on her research, often
conducted with undergraduate students, and was honored in 2013 with
the Council of Undergraduate Research Biology Division's Early
Career Undergraduate Mentoring Award. Also that year, she was
presented with Gannon University's Undergraduate Faculty Research
Award and Bishop Persico "Veritas In Caritate" Award.
In service to her profession she is a member of the Pennsylvania
Academy of Science, the Council of Undergraduate Research, the
American Association for the Advancement of Science and the
Northwest PA Chapter of Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research
In service to her community, Ewing is a member of the boards of
Hooked on Books for Kids and the Civic Art Realty Company. She is
also a member of United Way of Erie County's Young Leaders