Paul L. Ewell, D.B.A, is an associate professor and department coordinator in the Management, Business & Economics Department at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Va. Additionally, he is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Watermen’s Heritage Foundation of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Ewell grew up working on the water as a commercial fisherman, as did the majority of his ancestors on Hunting Creek near Justisville, Virginia. His research focuses on supply chain management and logistics in the maritime industry, the watermen’s history and heritage, and other watermen-related issues. He received a B.A. from Virginia Wesleyan College, M.B.A. from Salisbury University and D.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. He has published papers in the areas of operations management, supply chain management and logistics and commercial fishing.