Jim Johnson (Director) is a tenured Associate Professor of Voice and Dialects at the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, where he received the Provost's 2007 University Teaching Excellence Award. He works professionally as an actor and as a voice and dialect coach and is a founder of Accent Help. Jim is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, an Associate Editor for the International Dialects of English Archive, and a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. He received his MFA in Acting from the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. He formerly served on the faculty of The Theatre School of DePaul University and taught at the Audition Studio in Chicago, Illinois. He is currently represented by Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency and is a member of Actors' Equity.