Anne joined the VCFA community in 2013 as our thesis consultant.

As a faculty member in the Division of Architecture & Design at Rhode Island School of Design, and author of Mapping the Intelligence of Artistic Work, Anne is known for her work in supporting graduate students as they conceptualize and write their Master’s thesis. Using a process of appreciative inquiry, she works together with students to draw out, clarify, and nurture the root of their work, locate and build ideas, develop a voice, and give meaningful form to the thesis document. Many comment on the lasting impact of her work as an educator, calling it the “Anne West effect.”


PhD - Arts & Media Studies | University of Toronto

MA - Art History | Syracuse University

BA - Art History | Queen's University

Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton

Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design

Ramón Tejada

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design

Lorena Howard-Sheridan

Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design

Anne West

Thesis Instructor, MFA in Graphic Design

Ian Lynam

Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design

Silas Munro

Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design