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 is passionate about working with researchers, educators and media companies to create media content that educates, engages and entertains. Her consulting focuses on content development, research, project evaluation and educational consulting for children’s media companies and new digital audiences. She has consulted for Participant Media, Sprout, Turner Broadcasting, YouTube Kids and WGBH Public TV. Sherri collaborates internationally with researchers, educators, media companies, schools and nonprofit organizations on projects connected to children & media.
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. The CMIL is currently working with a global university collaborative exploring how privacy issues are taught in media literacy classrooms.
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 author, co-author and editor of numerous books, articles and curricular materials, including the Media Career Guide and The Television and Video Survival Guide. She served as co-editor of the UNESCO Yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue for 2013, 2014 and 2015. Sherri is currently the executive producer and host of the TV series Media Inside Out for Temple University TV.
Sherri is a three-term past-president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. 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.