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.


Marisa Lerer is an Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary art at Manhattan College. Her research focuses on Latin American and Latinx art in the public sphere.

Program Committee

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

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.

Social Media Coordinator and Newsletter Co-Editor

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.

Website Manager

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

Membership Coordinator

Cara Jordan is an art historian, editor, writer, and educator whose research focuses on contemporary political, activist, and socially engaged public art.

Program Committee

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. 


Ciara McKeown is a public art commissioner, curator, and project manager and has worked with multiple arts organizations across Canada and the US for over a decade.

Special Projects Coordinator

Kristen Ramirez is both a studio artist who makes discrete works and a public artist who toggles between commissions and socially engaged practices. Ramirez has a professional career in education and arts administration, championing aspiring artists and established artists alike.


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.

Program Committee

Andrew Wasserman is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History in the School of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

Newsletter Co-Editor

Sara Weintraub holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  Her research focuses on contemporary memorials and public art.