E. Thomas Ewing, a professor in the Department of History and associate dean for graduate studies and research, was awarded a 2021 Project-Based Learning Award from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, one of two awards this year.  

The award, presented every three years, recognizes faculty, or teams of faculty, who have incorporated project-based learning pedagogy, demonstrating a positive impact on student learning.  

Ewing has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to run workshops on the 1918 Spanish Influenza and on Images and Texts in Medical History; his current research project explores the transmission of information about the “Russian Influenza” (1889–1890) using data and digital humanities approaches to medical history.  

In addition, he coordinates the Data in Social Context Program, which sustains an interdisciplinary approach of data analytics, computational skills, and critical thinking in the humanities and social sciences.  Ewing received a $500 award, a plaque, and up to $2,000 to cover travel and/or registration at one conference to present his project-based learning work.