Sherri Hope Culver

Sherri serves as Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) at Temple University, USA, where she is an Associate Professor in the Klein College of Media and Communication. Sherri’s teaching and consulting focus on media literacy and media industries, with a focus on children’s media content.  

Sherri serves as Vice-Chair of the UNESCO International Steering Committee for the Global Media and Information Literacy Alliance. Recent consulting projects include Google Kids & Family Policy, the Digital Communications Network, Maryland Public Television, Thessaloniki International Media Summer Academy, and a revision of the NAMLE Core Principles of Media Literacy Education.

Sherri is recognized as a Fulbright Global Scholar for 2022-2023. She is conducting research among scholars and media industry leaders in Brazil, Australia, and the United Kingdom regarding best practices in developing media content for children.  

Sherri’s recent publications include a co-authored chapter in Media Literacy in a Disruptive Media Environment (2020) titled, “A Snapshot: the state of media literacy education in the US”; and a chapter in the latest edition of 20 Questions about Youth and the Media (2019) titled, “How are the needs of children considered in children’s media?”.  

Sherri talks with kids about the influence of media in their lives on her podcast Kids Talk Media. She has given talks and presentations on five continents and over 19 countries on media literacy and children’s media topics and has been interviewed by major news outlets including Variety, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia Inquirer, Radio Times (NPR), and KQED Mindshift. Sherri was a 3-term president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education.  

Sherri began her career as a television producer. She held various production and management positions over twenty-five years, including CEO of Independence Public Media in Philadelphia.