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


Zachary Stewart
Texas A&M University


Sarah Thompson
School of Art, College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
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
Sean Winslow, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Board Representatives to the Executive Committee

Steven Walton, Michigan Technological University
Zachary Stewart, Texas A&M University

Past 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 (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Art Department, Emerita

  • Board of Directors
Terms ending in 2023

Terms ending in 2024

  • Rob Bork, University of Iowa
  • Vibeke Olsen, University of North Carolina–Wilmington (ret.)
  • Kyle G. Sweeney, Winthrop University
  • Sarah Thompson, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Anne Van Arsdall, University of New Mexico (ret.)

Terms ending in 2025

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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