Officers

Co-Chair

Jennifer K. Favorite holds a Ph.D. in art history from The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Her research interests include public art in the U.S. after 1945, twentieth-century architecture, memorials in the U.S. and abroad, and the cultural and political uses of public space.

Co-Chair

Andrew Wasserman is a Professorial Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art at American University.

Treasurer

Kim Servart Theriault holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Virginia and is Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at Dominican University in River Forest, IL, where she focuses upon Modernist and Contemporary Art History, Criticism, and Culture.

Secretary

Leslie Markle is the Curator for Public Art at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in Saint Louis where he manages the university’s Art on Campus program. 

Membership Coordinator

Davida Fernández-Barkan is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. She writes about modern and contemporary public art in Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

Website Manager

Laura Holzman is Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at Indiana University IUPUI, where she is also Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art and Director of the Museum Studies Program.

Social Media Coordinator

Lori Goldstein is the manager of WESTAF’s Public Art Archive. Goldstein is responsible for long-term planning, product development, and overseeing the addition of public art collections to the Archive.

Newsletter Co-Editor

Joy Armstrong has 15 years of experience in the museum and gallery world, most recently, a decade as an award-winning curator of modern and contemporary art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

Newsletter Co-Editor

Megan Koza Mitchell (@megankoza) is Executive Development Director for the New Orleans Film Society, Director of Guns in the Hands of Artists Foundation and also manages The Hope Photo Project (@hopephotoproject), both located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Conference Liaison

Annie Dell’Aria is Assistant Professor of Art History at Miami University in Ohio. Her research is concerned with issues of space and place in contemporary art and media.

Archivist/Historian

Tola Porter is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History & Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds an M.A. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and an M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia University.

Special Projects Coordinator

Mya Dosch is Assistant Professor of Art of the Americas at Sacramento State. Her research focuses on art and urban space in Mexico City, from monuments to protest interventions.

Special Projects Coordinator

Leticia R. Bajuyo is a Filipinx-American interdisciplinary artist, object maker, and sculptor based in Texas who started creating in rural Midwest flyover communities. Bajuyo received her M.F.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her B.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame.