The registrar’s office found that Knight was enrolled as a full-time student from the fall of 1980 to spring of 1981. At that time, her major was radio, television and motion pictures.
Knight lived in Reston, Va., according to the police department. She worked at the Navy Yard, which serves as an administrative center for the U.S. Navy. A family spokesman could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
She also was an adjunct professor who taught information technology courses at Northern Virginia Community College, school spokeswoman Jessica Baxter said.
It was her first semester teaching at the college, and she was teaching two courses on the Annandale and Loudoun campuses, Baxter said.
Knight used to work at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, an international security and defense studies institute sponsored by both the U.S. and German governments.
In prepared remarks Monday, President Barack Obama said the shooting targeted military and civilian personnel.
“They’re patriots, and they know the dangers of serving abroad — but today, they faced unimaginable violence that they wouldn’t have expected here at home,” he said.
“We stand with the families of those who’ve been harmed. They’re going to need our love and support. And as we learn more about the courageous Americans who died today — their lives, their families, their patriotism — we will honor their service to the nation they helped to make great.”