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Sherri Hope Culver

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Sherri serves as Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) at Temple University where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production in Klein College. The CMIL is recognized as a global chair of media and information literacy by the United Nations (UNESCO and the 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, Sesame Workshop, PBS, Sprout, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others. 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 for several years. Sherri serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and served as its president for three terms. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue.

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. Sherri has given talks and presentations on five continents and over 13 countries. She has moderated panels at major universities and conferences, including the Children’s Global Media Summit, World Summit on Media for Children, UNESCO Media and Information Literacy conferences, International Media Literacy Research Symposium, National Association for Media Literacy Education and UK Children’s Media Conference. She has been interviewed by major news outlets, including Variety, Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia Inquirer, Radio Times (NPR) and the Los Angeles Times.

Sherri holds a master’s 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 resides in New Jersey, USA.