AVISTA Officers and Directors


The Board of Directors is composed of 15 members, each serving a 3-year term. Each year at the general meeting at Kalamazoo, five board members are elected, thereby ensuring continuity every year of ten board members. The executive committee consists of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and two members of the Board of Directors.

Executive Committee Officers and Board of Directors



George Brooks (Valencia College)
East Campus
701 N. Econlockhatchee Tr.
Orlando, FL 32825-6402


Maile Hutterer (University of Oregon)


Amanda Dotseth (Meadows/Mellon/Prado Postdoctoral Fellow, Meadows Museum, SMU)


Sarah Thompson (Rochester Institute of Technology)
School of Art, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
73 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603

Publications Director

Jennifer M. Feltman (University of Alabama)

AVISTA Series Editorial Board

Robert Bork (University of Iowa), George Brooks (Valencia College), Ellen Shortell (Massachusetts College of Art & Design), Sarah Thompson (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Prizes and Grants Committee

Robert Bork (University of Iowa), Abby McGehee (Oregon College of Art & Craft), and Sean Winslow (University of Toronto)

New Media Working Group

Lindsey Hansen (Indiana University)
Matthew Landrus (Rhode Island School of Design)
Zachary Stewart (Texas A&M University)

Board Representatives to the Executive Committee

Steven Walton (Michigan Technological University)
Zachary Stewart (Texas A&M University)

Presidents (ex officio)

Vibeke Olson (University of North Carolina–Wilmington)
Department of Art and Art History

Steven A. Walton (Michigan Technological University)
Department of Social Sciences

Robert Bork (University of Iowa)
School of Art and Art History

Lynn T. Courtenay, FSA
Emerita, Art Department, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

  • Board of Directors
Terms ending in 2018

  • Rob Bork, University of Iowa
  • Barbara Bowers, Ohio State University
  • Andrew Tallon, Vassar College
  • Sarah Thompson, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Anne Van Arsdall, University of New Mexico

Terms ending in 2019

Terms ending in 2020

  • Mickey Abel, University of North Texas
  • George Brooks, Valencia College
  • Jennifer M. Feltman, University of Alabama
  • Ellen Shortell, Massachusetts College of Art
  • Richard Sundt, University of Oregon
  • Sean Winslow, University of Toronto

Honorary Lifetime Members

  • Carl Barnes (†2012), Charles Stegeman (†2013), Marie-Thérèse Zenner, William W. Clark


AVISTA is a formal, not-for-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors and Executive Committee according to the bylaws herein given.


AVISTA is incorporated at the following address:
Department of Art and Art History
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837

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