McLuhan, Marshall (1911–1980)

Born Herbert Marshall McLuhan on July 21, 1911, McLuhan was raised in Canada. There, he studied at the University of Manitoba and earned a BA and a MA in English. He then went on to study at the University of Cambridge, where he earned a BA, an MA, and a PhD. McLuhan credited the faculty at Cambridge for his “training of perception” and for providing him with his theoretical foundation. Although he once said he would never be an academic, he went on to teach at the University of Wisconsin, St. Louis University, Assumption University, and the University of Toronto, where he served as director of the Center for Culture and Technology. Additionally, he earned nine honorary degrees and numerous awards for his scholarly works.

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