Kate Cockrill, MA, RT(R)(MR) (ARRT)

Kate Cockrill, MA, RT(R)(MR) (ARRT)

Program Director, Assistant Professor

Kate Cockrill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Technology, where she has worked full-time since 2013.  She has been the Program Director of Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) since 2014, and in 2020 she was also named the Program Director for Cardiac and Interventional Imaging (CVI).

Kate started her career at Loma Linda as a student in the Associate of Medical Radiography program in 2003, from which she graduated in 2005.  She worked as an x-ray technologist for a year before training in MRI and obtaining her license in 2008.  She began contract teaching for the Department of Radiation Technology in 2012 before being named Clinical Coordinator for Special Imaging later that year.  In 2014, she was promoted to Program Director, where she advises students, teaches MRI Physics and Patient Care, and reviews all applicants for admission to her programs.  She also serves on several school and university committees.

Known as the de facto editor in the department, Kate also enjoys learning and teaching new technologies and assisting colleagues with technical questions.


  • 2016 - M.A., Learning Technologies, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
  • 2005 - A.S., Medical Radiography, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
  • 1996 - B.A., English, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

Professional Licensures

  • Certified Radiologic Technologist/Diagnostic Radiologic Technology
  • Certified Radiologic Technologist/Fluoroscopy
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (R) (MR) (ARRT)


  • Conference Presentation at ACERT annual educators’ conference
    Death by PowerPoint: Teaching Digital Imaging (2/2019)
  • Poster Presentation at ACERT annual educators’ conference
    Student- and Faculty-Reported Methods for Student Engagement
    with Will Edmunds and Laura Alipoon (2/2018)
  • Poster Presentation, Pepperdine University Discussion boards are boring...but necessary! (5/2016)