New head of Deakin's Faculty of Business and Law

19 December 2013

Deakin University today announced the appointment of Professor Mike Ewing as its new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law).

Professor Ewing joins Deakin from Monash University where he is currently Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Business and Economics at Peninsula Campus.

“We are delighted to welcome Professor Ewing to Deakin University to lead our Faculty of Business and Law,” Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander said.

“Mike has an outstanding record as a teacher and researcher and has made a significant contribution as an academic leader nationally and internationally.

“This is a pivotal role for the University, leading a Faculty with students who are highly valued by employers and academic staff who are engaged in applied research and focused on issues relevant to government, business and community organisations.

“I very much look forward to the positive contribution Professor Ewing will make to the ongoing success of the Faculty of Business and Law and, as a member of my Executive, to our aspirations for continual improvement in everything we do.”

Professor Ewing has held his current position since 2012 and prior to that was Head of the Department of Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Economics for six years.

He is an active researcher in marketing communications, marketing strategy, brand management and health promotion. He has also taught in a number of countries, published over 100 articles in refereed international journals and serves on ten journal editorial boards. Before entering academia, Professor Ewing was marketing research manager at Ford Motor Company.

Professor Ewing said he was delighted to be joining Deakin University.

“Deakin is recognised nationally and internationally for globally connected and supported education and research that makes a difference to its diverse communities, and I very much look forward to being part of a team that drives that agenda forward,” he said.

Professor Ewing will be based at the Melbourne Burwood Campus and will take up his position in March 2014.

News facts
  • Professor Mike Ewing new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law)
  • Outstanding record as a teacher and researcher and has made a significant contribution as an academic leader nationally and internationally
  • Pivotal role for the University

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19th December 2013