Julie Frechette Julie Frechette is Professor of Communication at Worcester State University, Worcester, MA, where she teaches courses on media studies, critical cultural studies, media education, and gender representations. 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 author of numerous articles and book chapters on media literacy, critical cultural studies, and gender and media. She serves as a board member of the Action Coalition of Media Educators. Dr. Frechette earned her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.