Professor of Puppetry, Improv specialist, Theatre Educator, and award winning author


 Johanna Smith has been a professor of Theatre Education at CSU-San Bernardino since 2000.  She teaches Improv as a foundational aspect of Entrepreneurship, Puppetry as an invaluable tool for educators, and directs award-winning Children's Theatre performances.  She is an artist and educator for venues from  professional theatres to museums to colleges to preschools.  She has written and received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and TCG.  She very proudly works with the California Arts Project and is a recommended artist for the LA County Arts Ed Collective. She is also a member of AATE, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, SAEE, The Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education, and the Puppeteers of America. She believes in the power of laughter and creative re-use to inspire a love of learning. You can hear her go on and on about improv and entrepreneurship - click below.