John Richards, Ph. D.
John Richards, Ph.D., is Founder and President of Consulting Services for Education, Inc. (CS4Ed). He is a Lecturer in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education teaching courses on entrepreneurship in the education marketplace, and on ethical dilemmas of digital media literacy. He is on the Advisory Board of iCivics
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 seven 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.