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.