Howard Gardner

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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.

After the Earthquake

Board Names Two New Trustees

By Caroline J. Hanna

The Amherst Board of Trustees has appointed Howard Gardner, the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and John S. Middleton ’77, a Philadelphia-area businessman, to six-year terms on the college’s board.

Howard Gardner, "What Does College Have to Do With Meaningful Work in a Meaningful Life?," March 29, 2007

Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner speaks in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall on Thursday, March 29, 2007.

Howard Gardner, MacArthur Fellow and the author of Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons, spoke on “What Does Co