John Richards is a senior executive in education, technology and media with extensive experience in business development and strategic planning. He is an internationally recognized leader in merging media and technology with educational needs, and has designed and published award-winning educational materials in mathematics, science, and social studies. He is currently President of Consulting Services for Education (CS4Ed), which provides strategic planning and product development for such clients as Discovery Education, AGS Publishing, PBS TeacherLine, and WGBH Teacher Domain. Previously, he was President of the JASON Foundation for Education, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Turner Learning, Inc., the education arm of Turner Broadcasting. Dr. Richards received his doctorate in Philosophy at SUNY Buffalo in 1971, and conducted post-doctoral research at SUNY in Mathematics in 1972.