Allison Butler

Allison Butler, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer & Director of Undergraduate Advising
Director, Media Literacy Certificate Program
N322 Integrative Learning Center
413 545-4609

My research interests are focused on critical media literacy, especially teacher education in media literacy and integrating media literacy into the primary and secondary school classroom.  I co-run Mass Media Literacy, a grassroots organization that trains teachers in media literacy and builds curriculum for critical media literacy across K-12 public schools. 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 multiple books and articles on the need for, and implementation of, media literacy in the classroom, most recently,Educating media literacy: The need for critical media literacy in teacher education (Brill, 2020) and a forthcoming text on global media literacy education scholar David Buckingham.