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Clark Aldrich is one of the top educational simulation and interface designers in the world. As well as the founder and Managing Partner of Clark Aldrich Designs, Aldrich is a global education visionary, industry analyst, and speaker who serves on boards of universities, of companies, and in the intelligence community (where he has Top Secret clearance).
Clients include Cisco, Microsoft, Motorola, Department of Defense, Center for Army Leadership, Harvard Business School Publishing, HP, Shell, GM, UPS, McDonald's, and World Anti-Doping Agency.
Aldrich is also the author of five book, including Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education. He is editor of www.ClarkChart.com, a free database of simulations and serious games. He has been called a 'guru' by Fortune Magazine and a 'maverick' by CNN. Aldrich and his work have been featured in hundreds of other sources, including CBS, ABC, The New York Times, USA Today, AP, Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNET, Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, and U.S. News and World Report.
Previously, Aldrich was the founder and former director of research for Gartner’s e-learning coverage. He earned from Brown University a degree in Cognitive Science (during which he also taught at a leading environmental education foundation), and earlier in his career worked on special projects for Xerox' executive team. He also served for many years as the Connecticut Governor's representative on the education task force Joint Committee on Educational Technology and volunteered on several non-profit organizations aimed at child advocacy.