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Dr. Glenna Ewing began her first research project as part of a science fair project in high school in Kealakekua-Kona, Hawaii studying mosquito control that resulted in an educational pamphlet used in the local mosquito control campaign. Like many others doing graduate work, her research interests were enhance through her studies, higher education opportunities, and private sector experiences.
Ewing is an assistant dean for academic quality and educational research in the college of osteopathic medicine. Her research area of focus at DMU is educational research, assessment of learning, and continuous improvement/evaluation. In addition to classroom research, Dr. Ewing also provides research assistance to scholars in the Educator Pathway of Distinction Program and serves as a research resource for the Deans Award for Research in Education (DARE) grant.
In 2001, Dr. Ewing completed an Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University in the Fischler School of Education, receiving an outstanding dissertation award. Ewing also received the Outstanding Programs for Higher Education Scholar Award. She received her undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University â€“ Mankato and her masters degree from University of Wisconsin â€“ Stevens Point, both in education. Ewing also served as an examiner for Wisconsin Forward Award (Baldrige) program and a quality facilitator in the private sector where she began using quality concepts in her research.
Coming full circle, Dr. Ewing research interests continue outside of education as a volunteer. In 2007, Ewing participated in Humpback Whale research while on an Antarctic expedition, part of the fourth International Polar Year activities. During a semi-circumnavigation of Antarctica in 2010, Ewing identified a new macaroni penguin vagrant on Pebbles Island, Falkland Islands, bringing the count to six. Ewing has also been selected to participate as a volunteer in the census of the little penguin (count adults and chicks) in Tasmania, Australia in 2012. In 2011, Ewing will travel to Cuba for a week as a volunteer in a humanitarian research project focused in education.