Sherri Hope Culver
Sherri Hope Culver
Associate Professor of Instruction
Department: Media Studies and Production
Office: 215-204-9716
Annenberg Hall, Room 1A

Biography

Sherri currently serves as assistant professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production. She also serves as director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple. Culver teaches courses in children’s media, communications and media management. She was awarded the Innovative Teaching Award for the School of Media and Communication in 2008. Culver also specializes in content development and strategic executive management for children’s media companies and public media.

She has consulted on several initiatives for PBS Kids Sprout, including advertising policies, on-air representations of healthy living, online standards and program development. Culver has also consulted with the Corp. for Public Broadcasting, providing strategic planning leadership to public TV stations. Her commitment to public media is reflected in her 20 years serving in leadership positions in public broadcasting. She provided executive leadership at several public TV stations, including serving as general manager (CEO).

Culver has produced and executive-produced more than 600 hours of TV programming, including documentaries, dramas, talk shows and town meetings. She 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 ethnically diverse friendships. Culver regularly presents at conferences on children’s media, issues of media, media literacy and public media.

Culver also co-authored The Media Career Guide and authored The Television and Video Survival Guide: An Insiders Top Notch Creative and Technical Advice for Your First (or Next) Production. She has made numerous TV appearances and hosted several talk shows, including countless hours of public TV pledge drives. In addition, she is currently serving her third term as president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and resides in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Alternate phone: 215-204-3255 (Center for Media and Information Literacy)

Education

Degree

Field

School

BA

Television

Temple University

MLA

Public Culture

University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

MSP 1655

The Business of Media

Undergraduate

MSP 4390

Creativity & Innovation in UK Media Companies/London Study Abroad

Undergraduate

MSP 4497

Media and Children

Undergraduate

MSP 4657

Current Issues in Media Management

Undergraduate

MSP 4696

Communication in Media Organizations

Undergraduate

Publications

Type

Publication Title

Co-Authors

Publisher

Location

Year

Misc.

Book

The Media Career Guide, 8th edition

James Sequin

2011

Journal Article

Future of Public Television

Television Quarterly

2003

Book

The Television and Video Survival Guide

2000

Service

Name

Type of Service

Position

Dates Active

Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable

Departmental

Member

2009

Community Based Learning Faculty Senate Committee

University

Member

2006–2010

National Association for Media Literacy Education

Community

President

2006

Women’s Way

Community

Board of Directors

2004–2009

Awards

Title

Type of Award

Date

Innovative Teaching Award, School of Media and Communication

Teaching

2008