About UsJohn Richards, Ph. D.
John Richards, Ph.D., is Founder and President of Consulting Services for Education, Inc. (CS4Ed). He is Adjunct Faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education teaching Entrepreneurship in the Education Marketplace. He is a senior Advisor to Whitestone Communications (http://whitestonecommunications.com/) providing premier mergers and acquisitions services, on the Board of Girls Thinking Global (http://girlsthinkingglobal.org/), and on the Advisory Board of iCivics (https://www.icivics.org/).
John was President of the JASON Foundation, GM of Turner Learning–the educational arm of Turner Broadcasting–and Manager of the Educational Technologies Division of Bolt Beranek and Newman that launched the award winning Co–NECT school design. Over the years, John has served on boards for a variety of education groups including NECC; Cable in the Classroom; Software Information Industry Association (SIIA), Education Market section; and the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). John's projects have won him numerous awards including two Golden Lamps and several CODIEs, as well as several EMMY nominations. He is a respected keynote speaker and is the author/editor of four books, over 90 articles, and has been responsible for the publication of over 1,000 educational products. He is the senior author of the annual U.S. Educational Technology Market: PreK–12 report for the Software and Information Industry Association, and with Chris Dede (Eds.) published Digital Teaching Platforms, Teachers College Press.