Name Arthur Berger
Spouse Philis Berger
|Institutions San Francisco State University|
Education Roxbury Memorial High School for Boys
Institution San Francisco State University
Books Media analysis techniques, Media and communication research, Seeing Is Believing:Intro Visual I, An Anatomy of Humor, Cultural criticism
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Arthur Asa Berger (born 1933) is Professor Emeritus in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University.
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- Early life and education
- Academic career
- Personal life
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Early life and education
He received a "Catholic" education in his public high school despite the fact that he is Jewish. Most of his teachers were Catholics who were educated at Boston College or College of the Holy Cross. He gradually developed interest in writing and drawing. He got a B.A. in literature and philosophy at the University of Massachusetts in 1954, assuming that a good education would fit him for any job. Then he applied to graduate school in journalism, thinking that he liked to write and might find journalism an interesting career. He was accepted into the University of California Berkeley journalism school and started there in the summer of 1954 but transferred to the University of Iowa where he could work with people like Marguerite Young. He was also able to take a couple of philosophy courses with Gustav Bergmann from the Vienna Circle. He was drafted in the summer of 1956, eleven days after he received his MA. He got out of the Army in 1958 and went to Europe for a year.
A year after he came back from Europe, he enrolled at the University of Minnesota’s program for a Ph.D in American Studies. In time, he ended up teaching in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts department at San Francisco State University where he taught courses on writing and media criticism. Berger has published more than 130 articles and more than 70 books in the course of his career. He spent 1963-64 as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Milan and has also taught at Jinan University and Tsing Hua university in China, spent a month as a Fulbright Senior Specialist lecturing on semiotics in Argentina and lectured in more than a dozen universities in various countries. His works have been cited thousands of times by international academics.
Berger is married to Philis Berger and they have two children. Their son Gabriel went to Harvard for his BA and has a Ph.D. in mathematics from Columbia. He works for Google now. Their daughter Nina has a doctorate from an institute that trains psychoanalysts and is a psychoanalyst. Jason Berger was his brother. He manages his personal weblog named Decoder Man.