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 at Temple University, where she is associate professor at Klein College of Media and Communication. Sherri’s teaching focuses on the business of media, media literacy and media for children. Recent consulting clients include Google, Facebook, Public Journalism Club of Armenia, Maryland Public Television, Digital Communications Network and the National Association for Media Literacy Education.

Sherri was recently recognized with a Fulbright Global Scholar award (2022). She will be collaborating with scholars and media industry leaders in Brazil, Australia and the United Kingdom to research best practice in developing inspiring media content for children. Sherri serves as vice chair of the Media and Information Literacy Alliance, a UNESCO-initiated alliance of over 700 organizations from 130 countries. She talks with kids about the influence of media in their lives on her podcast Kids Talk Media.

Recent 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?”.

Sherri holds a master’s degree in public culture from the University of Pennsylvania. She began her career as a television producer holding various production and management positions over 25 years in the media industry.

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 3590

The Children's Media Industry: Trends and Opportunities (study away: Los Angeles)

Undergraduate and Graduate

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