John Richards

President, Consulting Services for Education
Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education


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. At CS4Ed, John works with educational publishers and organizations as they negotiate the rapidly changing education marketplace. CS4Ed provides market research, strategic planning, and product development and evaluation services.


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. 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, several CODIEs, as well as several EMMY nominations. He is the author/editor of four books, over 90 articles and book chapters, and has been responsible for the publication of over 1,000 educational products. He is the senior author of the Software and Information Industry Association’s annual market survey for PreK-12 and with Chris Dede co-edited Digital Teaching Platforms, Teachers College Press.




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