Olivia Ngadjui

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Olivia Ngadjui
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Assistant Professor
(269) 387-5100
3521 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5226
Mailing address: 
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5226 USA
  • Ph.D., Idaho State University
  • M.A., The George Washington University
Research interests: 
  • expanding culturally responsive practice for teaching, counseling, supervising, research/scholarship and leadership/advocacy in counselor education
  • culturally responsive strategies for informing the work of teachers and practitioners working with students of color in P-12 school environments
  • preventative wellness practices in counselor education for budding counselors

Olivia T. Ngadjui, (she/her/hers) PhD, NCC, LPC (ID) received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education from Idaho State University. She has a Masters of Arts degree from The George Washington University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling where she received the 2021 Dean’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. In her spare time, she enjoys reading for leisure, venturing to find murals and tending to her family of plants.

Dr. Ngadjui is a native of southeast Washington DC with a Cameroonian background. She served as the 2020-2021 Parliamentarian for the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and currently serves as the 2021-2022 Parliamentarian for the Association for Adult Development and Aging. She is the recipient of the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s 2020 Multiculturalism and Social Justice Advocacy Award, the American Counseling Association’s 2021 Glen E. Hubele National Graduate Student Award and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development’s 2021 Kim Lee Hughes Womanista “Wings” Award. Among many roles, she highly values her role as an advocate whether in session, the classroom or in her daily life as she values being able to speak towards promoting an equitable environment.