Howard E. Gardner

Howard E. Gardner

The John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Howard E. Gardner

Since 1995, Professor Gardner has been co-director of the GoodWork Project, a study of how professions are affected by strong market forces. In collaboration with psychologists Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon, he has been studying work that is at once excellent in quality, personally engaging, and also socially responsible. He is also investigating the nature of trust in contemporary society. Professor Gardner is also senior director of Harvard Project Zero, a research group that focuses on the mastery of higher order cognitive skills within schools and other educational settings.

Professor Gardner's numerous honors include a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, which he was awarded in 1981. He received a John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship in 2000, and was the first American to receive the University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award in Education. In 2008 he delivered the Tanner Lectures at the University of Utah. He has received over 20 honorary degrees from colleges and universities around the world, and in 2004 was named an honorary professor at East China Normal University in Shanghai. The author of over 20 books translated into 27 languages, and several hundred articles, Professor Gardner is best known in educational circles for his theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion that there exists but a single human intelligence that can be assessed by standard psychometric instruments

Professor Gardner has been a Faculty Associate of the Ethics Center since 2004.

 

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