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.”
MA - Art History | Syracuse University
BA - Art History | Queen's University