Allison Butler is a Lecturer-Advisor and the Director of the Media Literacy Certificate Program in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA, where she teaches courses on cultural studies, critical media literacy, and representations of education in the media. Butler directs the grassroots organization, Mass Media Literacy (, where she develops legislation, teacher training, and curriculum for the inclusion of comprehensive media literacy in Massachusetts K-12 public schools. She is a Board Member of ACME, the Action Coalition for Media Education. She holds an MA and a PhD from New York University. She is the author of numerous articles and two books on media literacy, Media Education Goes to School (Peter Lang, 2010) and Majoring in Change (Peter Lang, 2012).