Allison Butler

Allison Butler, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer & Director of Undergraduate Advising
Director, Media Literacy Certificate Program
N322 Integrative Learning Center
Spring 2020 office hours: Available via email for individual scheduling
413 545-4609

My research interests are focused on comprehensive media literacy, especially integrating media literacy into the primary and secondary school classroom.  I co-run Mass Media Literacy, a grassroots organization the supports legislation for teacher training in media literacy and builds curriculum for comprehensive media literacy across K-12 public schools in Massachusetts. My upper-level Comm classes all come with a civic engagement component where students have the opportunity to work in the community and across the state with and on behalf of young people and their media learning. I work with homeschool, alternative school, and public school students on media literacy education. I have published two books on bringing  media literacy to the curriculum and its implications: Media Literacy Goes to School (Peter Lang, 2010) and Majoring in Change (Peter Lang, 2012).