Howard Gardner
Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education


  • Character education
  • Cognition and brain development
  • Gifted education
  • Technology and learning

Howard Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A recipient of the MacArthur Prize Fellowship, the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, and the Brock International Prize in Education, Gardner is a leading thinker of education and human development. He has received honorary degrees from 30 colleges and universities. He has studied and written extensively about intelligence, creativity, leadership, and professional ethics, and is senior director of Project Zero and co-founder of the Good Project. For the last several years, he has worked in various capacities with Harvard undergraduates and is now undertaking a national study of liberal arts and sciences in the 21st century. Gardner’s books include “Good Work,” “Changing Minds,” “The Development and Education of the Mind,” “Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons,” and “Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed.” His latest co-authored book, “The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World,” was published in October 2013.