Sherri serves as Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) at Temple University, USA where she is associate professor in the Klein College of Media and Communication. Sherri’s teaching and consulting focuses on media literacy and media institutions, with particular 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. She is currently consulting on projects with the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Public Journalism Club of Armenia, the Thessaloniki Summer Journalism Academy, and an international research initiative with the National Association for Media Literacy Education.
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, the Los Angeles Times, 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 Television in Philadelphia.