How do viewers make sense of the different kinds of realism in the images we see in films and television?
Sherri Hope Culver
Sherri currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Temple University in the Department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media. Her teaching and consulting focuses in media management, media literacy and children's media. She was awarded the Innovative Teaching Award for the School of Communications and Theater in 2008. Sherri has served as President of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (www.NAMLE.net) since 2008.
Sherri was a member of the leadership team at the Media Education Lab that developed My Pop Studio (www.mypopstudio.com)--an online game site for preteen girls exploring media creation and media literacy funded by the Office on Women’s Health, a division of Health & Human Services. Sherri has consulted on several initiatives for PBS Kids Sprout, including online standards, advertising policies and on air representations of healthy living. Sherri has also consulted with numerous public television stations and organizations providing strategic leadership, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WNET, Mountain Lake Public Television and RSU Public Television.
Sherri has over 30 years experience working with media companies and holding leadership positions. She provided executive leadership at several public television stations, including serving as General Manager (CEO) of WYBE Public TV and executive producer at NJN Public TV. Sherri served on several consultation panels for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Association of Public Television Stations exploring issues affecting the future of public broadcasting. Her production background includes executive producing and producing over 600 hours of public television programming including talk shows, documentaries, town meetings and dramas.
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 ethnically-diverse friendships. She regularly presents at conferences on issues of children’s media and media literacy. She is co-author of the book The Media Career Guide and author of the book, The Television and Video Survival Guide: An Insiders Top Notch Creative and Technical Advice for Your First (or next) Production. Sherri has made numerous television appearances and has hosted several television talk shows, including countless hours of public television pledge drives!
She resides in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.