Nichole Fazio-Veigel






MSt, History of Art, University of Oxford (UK), Awarded with Distinction

MA, Interdisciplinary Studies: Art History, Philosophy, and Aesthetics, Marylhurst University

BA, Art History, Seattle Pacific University


D.Phil., History of Art, University of Oxford (UK)


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. She is a post-graduate fellow at Trinity College, Oxford, and received an internationally competitive ORS Clarendon Bursary Fellowship and the Trinity Graduate Excellence Fellowship in support of her research. Her writing on Frederic Evans’ photographs of British cathedrals was also awarded the Richard Hilary Prize. Prior to returning to graduate studies, she worked for the University of Washington (UW) as the Assistant Director for  the Undergraduate Scholarship Office and Undergraduate Research Program.  In addition to running the annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium, she helped to create and coordinate the first UW Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities, a collaboration with the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, now in its thirteenth year.  Additionally, she advised undergraduate applicants for prestigious scholarships, fellowships, and nationally competitive experiential learning opportunities. Nichole then worked as the programme coordinator for the Oxford Summer Programme (UK) and continued to serve as a fellowships and scholarships advisor to students participating in summer and semester programs in Oxford. She is also the co-author of 'The Best Scholarships for the Best Students: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, and Experiential Learning Programs for Top Students' with Dr. Jason Morris and Donald Asher (Peterson’s Publishing, 2010). She currently teaches courses on preparing for nationally competitive scholarships and offers an honors seminar on the art of the Pre-Raphaelites.  Nichole is also an active board member of The Sicilian Project, which supports language and cultural instruction across Sicily.