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New Book on Interdisciplinary Teaching Includes Two Chapters by Ferrum Faculty

The Synergistic Classroom: Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Small College Setting was published in October 2020. The book of essays written by higher education professionals includes two chapters by Ferrum College professors, one about the Appalachian Cluster program for first-year students and one about the College's multidisciplinary, team-taught honors seminars. "Arts in the Laboratory: A Multidisciplinary Approach [...]

New Book on Interdisciplinary Teaching Includes Two Chapters by Ferrum Faculty2021-02-12T11:20:07+00:00

English Professor Lana Whited Examines True-Crime & Literary Naturalism in Her Newly Released Book, “Murder, In Fact”

Dr. Lana Whited English professor Lana Whited’s latest book began over 35 years ago, with a search for a book in a Greensboro bookstore. In 1984, as a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Whited went looking for Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder [...]

English Professor Lana Whited Examines True-Crime & Literary Naturalism in Her Newly Released Book, “Murder, In Fact”2020-12-14T14:11:35+00:00

Laura Matthews

Laura Matthews is currently the Visiting Professor of Theatre at Blackburn College, a small liberal arts school in Illinois. Since 2012, she has worked as a teaching artist, actor and director in Chicago with theaters such as Porchlight Music Theatre, Emerald City Theatre and American Theatre Company. She has been an adjunct faculty member at [...]

Laura Matthews2020-11-18T15:53:43+00:00

Rebecca Crocker

Rebecca joined the faculty at Ferrum College as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre in 2018 and is currently acting as Interim Program Coordinator of the Theatre Arts Department, but she is no stranger to the program. Rebecca is a Ferrum College Theatre Department alumni, graduating with her B.F.A. in Theatre Arts [...]

Rebecca Crocker2020-11-18T15:53:47+00:00

Emily Blankenship-Tucker

Emily Blankenship-Tucker, Director of Appalachian Music and Adjunct Lecturer of Theatre and Music at Ferrum College, is a musician, activist, theatre artist, and educator, who has called Ferrum, Virginia home for nearly 20 years. A vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and award winning songwriter, she plays the piano, upright bass, fiddle, and guitar. She is a founding [...]

Emily Blankenship-Tucker2020-11-18T15:49:19+00:00

Aimé Sposato

Aimé Sposato Provost & Voice Instructor Dr. Aimé Sposato, operatic soprano and distinguished voice instructor, joined the leadership team of Ferrum College as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2017 and holds a faculty appointment as Professor of Music. Prior to joining the Ferrum College community, she served as the [...]

Aimé Sposato2020-10-22T16:27:57+00:00

Jennifer Ayers-Barnard

Jennifer Ayers-Barnard Theory, Aural Skills, Voice Jennifer Ayers-Barnard, PhD teaches Music Theory, Aural Skills Lab, Music Appreciation, Private Voice, and directs the Concert Choir at Ferrum College.  She pursued a Bachelor of Music Education with an emphasis in Vocal Studies and Choral Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin and later [...]

Jennifer Ayers-Barnard2020-10-22T16:23:06+00:00

Alexander Lyons

Alexander Lyons Woodwinds Alexander Lyons hails from Roanoke, Virginia. Lyons graduated Summa Cum Laude from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Music with a double emphasis in clarinet and voice. He received an additional certificate from the Gordon Institute for Music Learning in general elementary music. He also graduated with [...]

Alexander Lyons2020-10-22T16:21:25+00:00

Jeremy Price

Jeremy Price Percussion   Born and raised in Roanoke VA, Jeremy was initially a self-taught breakdancer turned self-taught drummer.  After years of lessons, study, & performance, Jeremy landed in the hit Off-Broadway production, STOMP.  Jeremy toured with the show for 17 years performing several roles and serving as the American tour’s resident [...]

Jeremy Price2020-10-22T16:19:43+00:00