New Faculty Join Art Department, Add Courses


The Communications, Humanities and Arts Department has added two new faculty members in new disciplines for the fall semester. Assistant Professor Dr. Ivy Chevers will teach classes in Introduction to the Creative Arts. This general education class will encompass material from visual art, music, theater and dance and include student critiques of live performances and visits to art galleries. Professor Chevers most recently taught at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, and after an initial appointment in the Peace Corps, spent many years working and teaching in Jamaica.

Dr. Jonathan Cresci, an instructor in Music Technology, will teach an Introduction to Recording Techniques class, a Fundamentals of Music class, and develop curriculum in Audio Recording and Sound Design. With the renovation of the Visual and Performing Arts Center in fall 2013, FCC’s music program is now equipped with a music technology lab and separate recording studio. Dr. Cresci has designed programs and taught technology classes at Montgomery College and York College of Pennsylvania, and has his own recording studio in Towson, Md.

Dr. Paula Chipman, department chair for Communications, Humanities and Arts, said she welcomes the two new faculty members and is excited about the added disciplines.

“We had a lot of interest in these positions and are hoping to better serve our students with offerings they need,” she noted.

Students may register for fall classes through Friday, Aug. 29. For more information on these classes or other offerings, please contact Dr. Paula Chipman or 301.846.2566.