Ms. Schnormeier is the Associate Dean for Academic Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences at UAB. Prior to that appointment she served as Associate Chair of the Department of Theatre. She continues to be active in the theatre department as an associate professor in the area of costume; designing shows, teaching costume design and costume history, and mentoring student costume designers.
She has designed for numerous professional companies including Birmingham Children's Theatre, Horizon Theatre Company, the Ashlawn-Highland Summer Opera Festival, West Virginia Public Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Over the course of her career she has designed costumes for theatre projects large and small, opera and dance as well as working for several years as a cutter/draper at Northwestern University. Her special interests include Asian costume, puppetry and historically accurate pattern drafting and construction.
In 2009 she was named as Outstanding Faculty Advisor at UAB and was also recognized as an Outstanding Faculty Advisor by the National Academic Advising Association. She earned her MFA in Scenography (with an emphasis in Costume Design) from Northwestern and holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Miami University.
OFFICES: ASC 251 / HUC 318