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 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. 

<>Education

Degree

Field

School

BA

Television

Temple University

MLA

Public Culture

University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

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 4696

Communication in Media Organizations

Undergraduate

Publications

Type

Publication Title

Co-Authors

Publisher

Location

Year

Misc.

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

Book

20 Questions about Youth and the Media

2018

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