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Judith Ewell joined the Department of History at William & Mary in 1971 and received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1972. She served as Assistant Professor from 1971-1977; Associate Professor from 1977-1984; Professor from 1984-1988; and as the first Newton Family Professor from 1988 until her retirement in 2004. She was Graduate Director, and then Chair of the History Department from 1991-1998.

Ewell taught Latin American History at William & Mary and spent two years as a Fulbright Lecturer in Venezuela (1979-1980) and Ecuador (1994-1995). She was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award in 1988 and the Commonwealth of Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award in 1989.

In addition to her monographs (The Indictment of a Dictator, 1981; Venezuela: A Century of Change, 1984; Venezuela and the United States, 1996), Ewell published several textbooks and document readers, and served as editor for the journal The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History. She also served as president of the Conference on Latin American History, and has been acknowledged for her dedicated professional service.

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