Howard Gardner is currently serving a six-year term on the Amherst College Board of Trustees. He is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also chair of the steering committee for Project Zero, an educational research group. He is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, which challenges the idea that there is only one form of human intelligence that can be adequately assessed by standard psychometric instruments.
Gardner earned both his A.B. in social relations and doctorate in developmental psychology from Harvard.