Howard Earl Gardner


Honorary Degree (1995)
Doctor of Humane Letters
Location: Indianapolis
Presenter: Myles Brand


Howard Gardner has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the topics of intelligence, creativity, leadership, professional responsibility, and the arts. He is the author of hundreds of research articles, and his 23 books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He is also a recognizable figure in the popular media, having served as producer and consultant for several television programs. He has also been profiled countless times both on television and in print.

Dr. Gardner is the Senior Director of Harvard University 's Project Zero, an educational research group dedicated to understanding and enhancing "learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels." Several of Project Zero's projects involve the design and implementation of alternatives to traditional intelligence testing.