Howard Gardner

Senior Research Fellow

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; the National Academy of Education; and the London-based Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. He serves on a number of boards and also directs the Good Project, a study of work that is excellent, engaging, and ethical. He has recently completed a national study of higher education.

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