Kathryn Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she specializes in voice, speech, and dialects. As an actor, she has appeared on a host of stages in New York and across the country, as well as in film and television. Kathryn is a certified teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork and holds a graduate certificate in vocology from the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Lamar University. Her writing and peer-reviewed research has been published in the Voice and Speech Review and the International Dialects of English Archive. She holds an M.F.A. in acting from Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training and a B.A. in dramatic art & political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, VASTA, and PAVA (Pan-American Vocology Association).