John Ewing joined Math for America in early 2009 as President. Before joining Math for America, Ewing served as Executive Director of the American Mathematical Society for nearly 14 years. Ewing previously was professor of mathematics at Indiana University from 1973-1995, where he served as Chair of the department for two terms. He has held visiting positions in the mathematics departments of Dartmouth College, the University of Virginia, Newcastle University (England), and Goettingen University (Germany).
Ewing received his B.S. from St. Lawrence University, which also awarded him an honorary degree, and received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Brown University.
In addition to his research work, Ewing has been active in mathematical exposition, both as writer and editor, and has written extensively on scholarly publishing and education. Among other awards, he has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science as well as the American Mathematical Society, received the 2012 Gung-Hu Prize for distinguished public service from the Mathematical Association of America, and was presented the 2013-14 Horace Mann medal from Brown University.