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

Biography

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’s teaching and consulting centers on the business of media, with a focus on children's media. She has worked with Nickelodeon, Participant Media, YouTube Kids, PBS, Sprout, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Sherri collaborates internationally with researchers, educators, media companies, schools and nonprofit organizations on projects connected to children & media. Prior to her academic position, Sherri served in several leadership positions in public media.

Sherri is author, co-author and editor of several books, articles and curricular materials, including serving as co-executive editor of the Yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue. She served as co-editor of the Yearbook from 2013-2015. Sherri serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and served as its president for three terms.

Sherri writes regularly about issues facing children's media and media literacy on her blog. and discusses the issues with guests on her television series, Media Inside Out. She has given talks and moderated panels at major universities and conferences, including the World Summit on Media for Children, the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy conferences, the National Association for Media Literacy Education and the UK Children’s Media Conference. She has been interviewed by major news outlets, including the Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia Inquirer and Los Angeles Times.

Sherri holds a masters 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.

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, 8th edition

James Sequin

2011

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

Community Based Learning Faculty Senate Committee

University

Member

2006–2010

National Association for Media Literacy Education

Community

President

2006

Women’s Way

Community

Board of Directors

2004–2009

Awards

Title

Type of Award

Date

Innovative Teaching Award, School of Media and Communication

Teaching

2008