media management, media literacy, children's media
Sherri Hope Culver serves as Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) at Temple University, USA where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production. The CMIL is recognized as a global chair of media and information literacy by UNESCO/UNAOC and is a member of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). Sherri serves as vice-chair of the International Steering Committee for GAPMIL. Sherri’s teaching and consulting centers on the business of media, with a focus on children's media.
As a consultant Sherri advises children’s media companies such as YouTube Kids and Nickelodeon on educational issues and media literacy inclusion. Sherri regularly presents internationally on media literacy and children’s media topics. She has given talks and presentations on 5 continents and over 19 countries. Sherri has authored and co-edited several books, including serving as co-editor of the yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue for several years. Most recently, Sherri authored a chapter in the latest edition of 20 Questions about Youth and the Media titled, “How are the needs of children considered in children’s media?” She has been interviewed by major news outlets, including the Variety, National Public Radio, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times.
Sherri was a 3-term president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and currently serves as past-president on the board of directors. She is the host and producer of the podcast, Kids Talk Media and the television series Media Inside Out. Prior to her academic position, Sherri held several leadership positions in the media industry, including positions as a producer and television station CEO.