Sherri currently serves as Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University, USA where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production. Sherri specializes in content development, research, project evaluation and educational consulting for children’s media companies and new digital audiences.
The Center for Media and Information Literacy (www.CenterMIL.org) serves as a hub for research, outreach, education, and professional development on issues involving media literacy and information literacy. The CMIL serves as the lead organization representing the School of Media and Communication in its role as a global chair of media and information literacy in the UNESCO and UNAOC UNITWIN initiative.
Prior to her academic position Sherri provided executive leadership at several public television stations and served as executive producer and producer of over 600 hours of television programming.
Sherri is co-author of the Media Career Guide and author of the book, The Television and Video Survival Guide. She served as co-editor of the Yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue for 2013, 2014, 2015, and is serving as a co-executive editor on the 2016 Yearbook. Sherri is currently the producer and host of the TV series Media Inside Out for Temple University TV.
Sherri serves as past-president on the board of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. She served as president from 2008-2014. NAMLE is a professional association committed to advancing media literacy in all education environments. She is a member of the Children’s Media Association and a founding member of the Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative. 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.