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 through the UNESCO /UNAOC university partner program and as a member of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy. Sherri is passionate about working with researchers, educators and media companies to create media content that educates, engages and entertains children. She collaborates internationally on projects relating to media literacy and children’s media. She has consulted for Participant Media, Nickelodeon, Sprout, Turner Broadcasting, YouTube Kids and WGBH Public TV. Prior to her academic position Sherri served in several leadership positions within public broadcasting. She has produced of over 600 hours of television programming.
Sherri is author, co-author and editor of numerous books, articles and curricular materials, including several editions of the Media Career Guide and The Television and Video Survival Guide. She served as co-editor of the UNESCO Yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Sherri is currently the executive producer and host of the TV series Media Inside Out for Temple University TV.
Sherri serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Media Literacy Education; serving as its president for three terms, from 2008-2014. She 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. She is a member of the Children’s Media Association and a founding member of the Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative