About Marshall Brain
Founder and Vice President of Stuff for HowStuffWorks.com
Marshall Brain is Founder and Vice President of Stuff for HowStuffWorks.com. In 1998, Marshall created HowStuffWorks.com as a hobby then carried it through several rounds of venture funding totaling approximately $8 million. The site was later acquired by Discovery Communications in 2007.
Since founding the site, Marshall has remained an integral part of the company's content strategy. Today, he is a contributing writer, well-known blogger and podcaster for BrainStuff; host of The Stuff of Genius podcast; and writer for the Keep Asking blog.
Marshall also has distinguished himself as a highly sought-after public speaker with the unique ability to deliver complex material in a way that is easily understandable. Marshall is a regular guest on TV and radio programs nationwide and has appeared on CNN, CNN Headline News, Modern Marvels and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He also hosted National Geographic Channel's, Factory Floor With Marshall Brain.
Brain is the author of more than a dozen books as well as a number of widely known web publications. His book, The Teenager's Guide to the Real World, is now in its tenth printing and was selected for the New York Public Library's prestigious "Books for the Teen Age" list. He frequently works with students at all levels to help them understand science and technology topics, entrepreneurship and how the world works.
Marshall received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic University and a M.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, where he taught computer science for six years, and was selected as a member of the university’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers.
He is based in Cary, NC, where he lives with his wife, Leigh, and their four children.