Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education and an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University; an adjunct professor of neurology at the Boston School of Medicine; and the codirector of Project Zero at Harvard University. The recipient of many honors, including 16 honorary degrees, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, Gardner is the author of 18 books and several hundred articles. In 1990 he became the first American to receive the University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award in education. Married to psychologist Ellen Winner and the father of four children, Gardner lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Howard Gardner's Frames of Mind was that rare publishing phenomenon--a mind-changer. Widely read by the general public as well as by educators, this influential book laid out Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. It debunked the primacy of the IQ test and inspired new approaches to education; entire curricula, schools, museums, and parents' guides were dedicated to the nurturing of the several intelligences. In his new book, A Synthesizing Mind, Gardner reflects on his intellectual development and his groundbreaking work, tracing his evolution from bookish child to eager college student to disengaged graduate student to Harvard professor.