Scott and Kathy Knight met at and graduated from Ole Miss, but sojourned through the lands of the MSU Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers for graduate degrees before being fortunate enough to land jobs in Oxford and moving back in 1985. Scott spent thirty years as an ecologist with the USDA National Sedimentation Laboratory where he researched restoration of polluted rivers and streams. In 2015, he became Director of the University of Mississippi Field Station, an 800-acre facility for nature research and education. Kathy has just completed her thirty-third year at the University of Mississippi where she is an associate professor, teaching nutrition and food preparation classes in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management. They have been married for 38 years and have two adult children, Brad and Anna as well as a daughter-in-law, Amanda.
Scott and Kathy are active members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and enjoy “giving back” to the community of Oxford. Kathy spent 10 years on the Leap Frog Advisory Board, and the couple has served as co-presidents of the Bramlett, Oxford Elementary, and Oxford Middle School PTAs. They are probably best known, however, as being the owners of the “graveyard house” on Halloween, a favorite site of Oxford trick-or-treaters for over thirty years. Scott and Kathy are Rebel fans, avid readers, and love good food and wine, New Orleans and the beach. But this is nothing compared to their love for Oxford and its children, so VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!