Julie Frechette, Ph.D., is Professor of Communication at Worcester State University, in Massachusetts, where she teaches courses on media studies, critical cultural studies, media education, and gender representations. She is the co-editor of the book Media Education for a Digital Generation (2016, Routledge).  Her book, Developing Media Literacy in Cyberspace: Pedagogy and Critical Learning for the Twenty-First-Century Classroom (Praeger Press, 2002), was among the first to explore the multiple literacies approach for the digital age. She is the co-editor and co-author of the book Media In Society (Bedford / St. Martin’s Press, 2014), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on media literacy, critical cultural studies, and gender and media. She serves as Co-President of the Action Coalition for Media Education.