Sherri Hope Culver
Sherri Hope Culver
Associate Professor of Instruction
Department: Media Studies and Production
Office: 215-204-9716
Annenberg Hall, Room 1A

Biography

Keywords
media management, media literacy, children's media

Sherri serves as Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) and as associate professor in the Klein College of Media and Communication. The CMIL is recognized as a global chair of media and information literacy by the United Nations (UNESCO & UNAOC) and is a member of the UNESCO MIL Alliance. Sherri was elected vice-chair of the International Steering Committee for the MIL Alliance in 2019. Sherri’s teaching and consulting centers on the business of media and media literacy, with a focus on children's media.

Sherri talks with kids about the influence of media in their lives on her podcast Kids Talk Media and discusses issues facing children's media and media literacy with guests on her television series, Media Inside Out. Sherri regularly presents internationally on media literacy and children’s media topics. She has given talks and presentations on five continents and over 19 countries and moderated panels at major conferences, including the Children’s Global Media Summit, World Summit on Media for Children, and UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy conferences.

Sherri’s publications include a co-authored chapter in Media Literacy in a Disruptive Media Environment (2020) titled, “A Snapshot: the state of media literacy education in the US”; and a chapter in the latest edition of 20 Questions about Youth and the Media (2019) titled, “How are the needs of children considered in children’s media?”. She served as co-editor of the international yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue for several years. Sherri was a 3-term president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education.

Sherri has spent several semesters abroad as faculty director of the Klein College study abroad program in London and as summer faculty for Temple Rome, as well as visiting faculty at the Thessaloniki International Summer Media Academy in Greece, affiliated with Aristotle University.

Sherri holds a master’s degree in public culture from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her research explored the impact of children’s television on the social development of girls and their ability to form diverse friendships. Sherri began her career as a television producer. She held various production and management positions over twenty-five years, including CEO of Independence Public Media Television in Philadelphia.

Education

Degree

Field

School

BA

Television

Temple University

MLA

Public Culture

University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

KLN 0873

Media in a Hyper-Mediated World

Undergraduate

MSP 1655

The Business of Media

Undergraduate

MSP 4390

Creativity & Innovation in UK Media Companies/London Study Abroad

Undergraduate

MSP 4497

Media and Children

Undergraduate

MSP 4657

Current Issues in Media Management

Undergraduate

MSP 4690

Developing a Global Streaming Service

Undergraduate

MSP 4696

Communication in Media Organizations

Undergraduate

Publications

Type

Publication Title

Co-Authors

Publisher

Location

Year

Misc.

Chapter

A Snapshot: the state of media literacy education in the US

Michelle Cuilla Lipkin and Theresa Redmond

Media Literacy in a Disruptive Media Environment

2020

Book

20 Questions about Youth and the Media

2018

Book

The Media Career Guide 11th edition

2018

Journal Article

Future of Public Television

Television Quarterly

2003

Book

The Television and Video Survival Guide

2000

Service

Name

Type of Service

Position

Dates Active

Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable

Departmental

Member

2009-2017

Community Based Learning Faculty Senate Committee

University

Member

2006–2010

National Association for Media Literacy Education

Community

President

2007-2016

Women’s Way

Community

Board of Directors

2006-2018

Awards

Title

Type of Award

Date

Innovative Teaching Award, School of Media and Communication

Teaching

2008

National Service Award from National Association for Media Literacy Education

Teaching

2017

Other Projects

Kids Talk Media podcast:  kidstalkmedia.net