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)