Julie Frechette, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Worcester State University in Massachusetts,where she teaches courses on media studies, critical cultural studies, media education, and feminism. Her most recent book, Media Education for a Digital Generation (Routledge Press, 2016), provides a framework for developing critial digital literacies by exploring the necessary skills and competencies for engaging students as citizens of the digital world. She is co-editor and co-author of the book Media In Society (2014), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on media literacy, critical cultural studies, and femism. Her book, Developing Media Literacy in Cyberspace: Pedagogy and Critical Learning for the Twenty-First Century Classroom (2002), was among the first to explore the multiple literacies approach for the digital age. She serves as Co-President of the Actional Coalition for Media Education (ACME), a national orgnaization that champions corporate-free critical media literacy education.