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.