Wendy  Whitt

Wendy Whitt

Wendy Whitt
Senior Instructor


Office: CIS 3093
Phone: 813/974-2591



Wendy M. Whitt is the undergraduate director and a senior instructor in the Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications. She teaches reporting and mass media writing courses, and coordinates the internship program. Whitt also serves as the Online News Association adviser.

She is a veteran newsroom leader who spent most of her career as a senior editor. She has been a reporter, copy editor and editor at newspapers in Florida, California and North Carolina. In Florida, she worked at The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Her editing experience includes investigative and enterprise reporting; local, state and national politics; and local news. Multimedia storytelling and news packaging/design are among her areas of expertise.


B.A., Education (English), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed., Literacy Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina.

Professional Experience

Eighteen years in newspapers; one year in public relations


USF since 2013; three years as adjunct at USF; six years teaching high school