DJ Johnson is a filmmaker with over twenty years of experience in media education, with a concentration in media strategies for social change and community organizing. He has worked with nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to design media and promotional campaigns in a variety of areas including antiracism, violence prevention, youth development and healthy parenting. DJ currently serves as Associate Professor of Practice in the Media Arts + Practice Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is recipient of the USC Mellon Mentoring Award for his outstanding teaching and support of undergraduate students. DJ has developed curricula and instructed courses for educational programs internationally. He has been an envoy of the American Film Showcase since 2017 and has conducted workshops in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mauritania. DJ serves on the Board of Directors of Picture Alternatives, a nonprofit organization that uses creative media to promote the social value and effectiveness of alternatives to violence.