CHA Department
The Communication, Humanities and Arts Department (CHA) offers credit and noncredit instruction leading to transfer degrees and career program certification in disciplines including visual arts and computer graphics; music and theater; digital media and television production; foreign and American Sign languages; and speech, philosophy and the humanities.

Instruction emphasizes hands-on learning, whether in the pottery studio, the television studio, the music studio or the public speaking classroom. Students develop their talents through the guidance of experienced instructors who are professionals in their areas of specialization.

The CHA department also offers enrichment opportunities to the community with a host of extra- and co-curricular arts events that take place in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater and the Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery, both located in FCC’s Fine Arts and Student Center. 

Choose from these specializations for additional information:

Programs of Study

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
Areas of Concentration within the A.A. in Arts & Humanities
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)


Full-time Faculty Members

Cynthia Baush Assistant Professor, Art 240.629.7954
Kathy Brooks Department Chair, Professor, Program Manager, Communication 301.846.2635
Todd Campbell Assistant Professor, Program Manager, Audio Production 301.624.2844
Ivy Chevers  Professor, Creative Arts Generalist 301.846.2477
Laura Cordova Associate Professor, Communication 240.629.7929
Michael Gersten Assistant Professor, Program Manager Music 301.846.2566
Chelsea Daggett Assistant Professo 240.629.7803
Rich Fulton Professor, Communication 301.846.2547 
Tad Janes Program Manager/Professor, Theater 301.846.2515
Ana Maria Pinzon Program Manager/Associate Professor, World Languages 301.624.2843
Leslie Puzio Assistant Professor, Program Manager, Sign Language Interpreter Preparatory Program 240.629.7819
Wendell Poindexter Program Manager/Professor, Art 301.846.2513 
Jason Santelli Program Manager/Assistant Professor, Film and Video Production 301.846.2533
Shane Sellers    Assistant Professor, Art 301.624.2863
Christian Thompson Assistant Professor, Communication 301.624.2684
Diane Xu Assistant Professor, Graphic Design 301.846.2637


Contact Info

Academic Office Manager
Amy Mabey
Office: F-143

Kathy Brooks, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Office: F-134

View Arts Calendar PDF


Related Information

Two Year Course Rotation