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Howard Gardner

Senior Research Fellow
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Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and serves on the Steering Committee of Harvard’s Project Zero. He is known for his groundbreaking work on human cognition and multiple intelligences and the development of human capacities. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981, a Fellowship from the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2000, and the AERA Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award in 2020. He has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Education. He serves on a number of boards and also directs the Good Project, a study of work that is excellent, engaging, and ethical. He recently completed a national study of higher education and a book on the results, The Real World of College, co-authored with Wendy Fischman, was published in 2022.