Ms. Lockwood has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in
Mass Communication, both from USF. In January she will begin work on her M.F.A. in Creative Non-Fiction
at the University of Tampa, where she is also a professor in the Communications Department.
born and raised in Washington, D.C. where she attended Montgomery College while in her senior year of high school.
There she studied broadcast production and programming until graduating and moving to Tampa to attend USF.
She entered USF as a Cinematography major, although that program was phased out before she was able to begin coursework.
Fortunately, she was hired as a student assistant at WUSF-TV and remained there for 17 years, eventually becoming Manager
of Traffic and Operations.
She later took a job with Media General’s Central Traffic Operations
located at WFLA-TV, in addition to working part-time with their production department. She left that position
in 2007 to complete her Master’s degree and work as a freelance producer, writer and editor. She
also began her transition to a teaching career.
the years, Kathy has held a number of part-time positions, some in broadcasting – and some not. She
was a features writer for the USF Oracle, among the first DJ’s at WBUL radio, a transcriptionist, a veterinary
technician, web designer, animal behaviorist, martial arts instructor, and continues to work occasionally as on-air talent.
Most notably she appeared in the film Edward Scissorhands and is currently regular background talent on USA’s
Burn Notice and MTV’s The Inbetweeners. She continues to work as a freelance writer and regular
contributor to a number of online publications.
is the single mom of a 20-year old son who attends USF and pet parent to two cats. In her free
time, (of which she has little) she loves reading, writing and watching the Discovery Channel. She is also
a dedicated volunteer, serving on the Patient and Family Advisory Committee at Moffitt Cancer Center as well as with the Crime
Prevention Unit of the Temple Terrace Police Department.
Association for Education
in Journalism and Mass Communication
Broadcast Education Association
Radio Television Digital News
National Writers Union
Association, Media Division
Chairperson of Hillsborough Community College’s
Radio/TV Program Advisory Committee
Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce
Fun Facts (or,
well, just facts):
Favorite TV shows:
Mostly I watch non-fiction cable
channels like Discovery, History, etc.
House, Dexter, Homeland, Breaking Bad, Family Guy
and shows involving people doing stupid things.
Too many to
list. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, Princess Bride, and Airplaine! come to mind
for fun stuff I catch when they are on.
Catcher in the Rye (all-time favorite), Watership Down, the first couple Harry Potter
books, and again, TOO MANY to count. My Kindle is exploding. I also read a LOT of non-fiction. I like King
and Koontz for a scare. Loved The DaVinci Code (it's fiction, BTW). Currently very into memoirs, particularly
those by people with a sense of humor so I can laugh! I need that. And of course I read a lot of text books for
I used to have such things when I had time. Not so much now. Unless you count
reading, which I'm almost always doing for both work and pleasure. I suppose you could list "aquisition of knowledge."
But what else? I'm a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and used to compete (yes, they let old people do that too), I'm an ancient
history buff (Greek, Roman, Egyptian), and I love filmmaking and have a full edit suite in my house. No time for that
these days. And I guess you could count acting, although I get paid for that.