Instructor of Graduate Counseling
Born and raised in Penang, Malaysia, Professor Ewe came to the United States in 2000 to pursue education. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees, both with honors, from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While in the process of completing the master’s degree, he was a teaching assistant facilitating three undergraduate classes each semester. That opportunity helped him to discover his passion for teaching and the personal fulfillment of investing in future generations through higher education.
Since graduating in 2006, Professor Ewe has become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor and an Approved State Clinical Supervisor. He has provided counseling services to individuals and families in private and non-profit settings, and served as a Site Director for a community mental health clinic. Professor Ewe’s professional clinical experience has also allowed him to be an Approved Clinical Supervisor, supervising recently graduated and under supervision counselors.
In addition to counseling and clinical supervision, he teaches graduate level courses related to counseling. Professor Ewe engages students in their learning and encourages them to be lifelong learners. This valuable work experience has broadened his understanding and appreciation of different learning styles and assisted in developing new ways to engage students.
In June 2014, Professor Ewe started his doctoral studies in Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University. This academic journey has allowed him to grow as an individual, in addition to enhancing his teaching, supervisory and clinical skills as a counselor educator. He anticipates the completion of his doctoral studies by December 2017. Professor Ewe’s dissertation topic is regarding professional identity development of counseling students.
His research interest includes professional identity development, gatekeeping, resiliency and trauma, grief and loss, clinical supervision, religiosity and spirituality. Professor Ewe has presented in various national and regional conferences for American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES), and North Central Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (NCACES).
Professor Ewe is happily married to his wife, Liz, and together they are raising their son, Aiden. Together, as a family, they like to take trips and family outings. His hobbies include swimming and spending time with friends and family. During the summer, he likes to travel and grill.