Chris Spence, EMS President & Founder
Chris Spence is a full time educational application developer working in the greater Boston area. He specializes in rich internet applications that provide dynamic, scalable, and flexible interactive e-learning experiences for clients. Chris first started programming as an undergraduate at Williams College where he received degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies. Over the next seven years, he continued to develop his programming skills to support his efforts as a high school science teacher working in the Massachusetts public schools. Chris developed several games and modeling simulations that helped a diverse spectrum of students to achieve higher retention and comprehension of abstract topics within the sciences.
Chris left teaching and coaching in the fall of 2007 to attend the Technology, Innovation, and Education Master's Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. While at Harvard, Chris had the opportunity to both broaden and deepen his understanding of educational application development and, upon graduating, was honored with the annual award for distinguished intellectual contribution. Chris remains an active member of the Harvard community and acts as teaching-fellow/lab-instructor for two courses at the Ed school: Universal Design for Learning and Educational Software Design.
Since graduating, Chris has co-founded an educational media production company with acclaimed documentarian, Logan Smalley, and serves as a consultant and technologist for a variety of e-learning organizations in the Boston area.
Chris currently lives on the Charles River in Medway, Massachusetts with his wife, photographer Andrea Spence, and golden retriever, Finn (named after a famous river adventurer.)