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Gregory M. Gunn

Preceptor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Gregory M. Gunn

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Greg Gunn co-founded Wireless Generation, a leading educational software company now serving more than 3 million children with groundbreaking assessment and instruction products. As president, Gunn created and led the product development team, shipping the award-winning mCLASS® handheld formative assessment platform. As chief scientist, he designed highly effective professional development techniques and created the company's analytics and data mining division, turning raw data into new insights about student learning progressions. The company was sold to News Corporation in December 2010. Prior to founding Wireless Generation, Gunn served as product manager for InterDimensions, a Web solutions firm; as product manager for, a New York based e-commerce startup; and as an associate at the Carlyle Group, where he focused on investments in new media, healthcare, and systems integration businesses. Gunn has experience teaching mathematics, physics, and computer science to all ages from grades 4 through postgraduate. He worked for the Champion International Middle School Partnership, where he developed technology-assisted teaching methods for 6 grade mathematics. During college, he taught in the University of Chicago's summer Math Program, where he helped develop innovative math experiences for grades 7-12. Gunn holds a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Chicago and an MBA and Master's in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He currently serves on the boards of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the Concord Consortium, and the Oliver Program. In 2011, Gunn has worked with first-year Ed.L.D. students in connection with their end-of-year design competition, and Wireless Generation, under his leadership, was a founding partner organization of the Ed.L.D. program.