Maria Newhouse teaches Media and the Sexes. She completed her undergraduate coursework at WMU in 2006, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Philosophy with a Concentration in Professional and Applied Ethics.
In 2007, Newhouse began teaching in Gender and Women’s Studies while pursuing her Master's of Social Work. During her time in GWS, she has taught both GWS 1000: Media and the Sexes as well as GWS 2000: Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies. Prior to teaching for Gender and Women's Studies, she taught introductory Spanish classes at WMU. In 2010, she received her M.S.W. from Western Michigan University and in 2011 began pursuit of a graduate degree in Educational Leadership (Higher Education and Student Affairs) at WMU.
In addition to teaching and working at Western, she has interned and worked at several public service agencies in Kalamazoo, including Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, the Children's Trauma Assessment Center, the Family Health Center, Heritage Community of Kalamazoo and the YWCA of Kalamazoo. Whenever possible, she enjoys traveling around the world with her friends. When she isn't jetting off to other countries, she enjoys spending her summers at the ballpark (go Tigers!) and curling up with a good book through the long, cold, Michigan winters.