UNI faculty member receives Fulbright Award

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Nancy Hill Cobb, Academic Affairs, 319-273-2519,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa professor of art JoAnn Schnabel has been selected as a Fulbright recipient to teach abroad.Fulbright winner JoAnn Schnabel

The Fulbright Program, one of the most prestigious award programs in the world, is sponsored by the United States Department of State and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and provides merit-based grants for international educational exchange. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually to roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars and 900 visiting scholars. Since its inception in 1946, approximately 310,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated in the program.

Schnabel will spend the spring 2016 semester at Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey, where she will teach ceramics and also be a senior lecturer. "Schnabel's art work has been exhibited internationally and published in several works. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Trustees for the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME," said Jeffrey Byrd, Art Department Head and professor.

For more information, contact Philip Plourde, interim head, International Programs, at 319-273-6022 or visit