Staff Profiles


nicole-fazio-veigel Nichole Fazio-Veigel


Nichole Fazio-Veigel joined UT in August 2012 as the Assistant Director for the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships; she was named Director in February 2014 and received the Chancellor’s “Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising” in June 2014. Nichole is currently completing her Doctorate of Philosophy in the History of Art at the University of Oxford; her work focuses on 19th century fine-art photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Senior Faculty Director

michael-handelsman Michael Handelsman

Senior Faculty Director

Michael Handelsman has been on the UT faculty since 1976. His principal teaching and research interests are Latin American narrative, Ecuadorian literature and culture, concepts of national identity, women writers, literary journals, Afro Hispanic literature, and globalization. He recently was a recipient of the the prestigious of UT Chancellor’s ‘Ready for the World’ Award.

Student Assistants

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 2.26.34 PM Rebecca Mattingly Harman

Graduate Student Assistant

Becca Harman is currently pursuing her Masters in Soil Science with an emphasis on international development at UT. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History and French in 2010 before managing an organic farm in Dallas and working in agricultural development in northern Haiti. Her husband, David Harman, is currently a Masters in Fine Arts student in painting. She greatly looks forward to contributing to the efforts of the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships during her time as a graduate student.

Photo 1 Katie Lou Rogers

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Katie Lou Rogers is currently pursuing a biomedical engineering major and materials science engineering minor and plans to graduate in May of 2016.  She works in a materials science engineering lab that focuses on the application of nanogels toward medical research.  Over the summer of 2014, she received an Undergraduate Research Internship (URI) from UT’s Office of Research and spent her internship learning about atomic force microscopy (AFM) at the University of Edinburgh.  On campus, Katie is actively involved in TEDxUTK as a co-organizer and hopes to establish a TEDxUTK legacy.  She is a member of Pursuit: The Journal of [READ MORE]

ross_feature Julia Ross

ONSF Student Ambassador

Julia Ross is currently pursuing her BA in Economics, with an emphasis on public finance and health policy. Her undergraduate research is on the health implications for minority women of changes in availability of public funding for prenatal care. Since joining the office in 2013, Julia has been eager to communicate information about premier opportunities to the many students at UT who are imminently qualified to make the most of them. Her favorite opportunity is the Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship, and her favorite piece of ONSF advice is “Edit, edit, edit, and edit again.” Julia is both a Haslam and a Baker [READ MORE]