Dr. Newsom is a faculty member in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). She grew up in Nashville, TN and has spent 17 years in Manhattan, KS. Dr. Newsom comes from Kansas State University (KSU). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a PhD in Family Studies; all from KSU.
She has been a therapist for 12 years, has 8 years of teaching in the college classroom, graduate and undergraduate, 3 of which she was faculty at KSU. She is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and is licensed clinically as a marriage and family therapist in KS and WI. Dr. Newsom’s research interests are resilience, childhood sexual trauma in women, and diversity education in family science.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and writing and spending time with her son.