Dr. Jeff Howard Founder and President
Efficacy Institute, Inc.
Howard is the founder and president of the Efficacy Institute, Inc. He also founded J. Howard and Associates, a corporate training and consulting firm that is now part of the
Howard is the founder and president of the Efficacy Institute, Inc. He also founded J. Howard and Associates, a corporate training and consulting firm that is now part of the Novations Group.
In 2008 he was appointed by the governor to the Massachusetts State Board of Elementary & Secondary Education. He is a regular presenter at the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Howard has more than 30 years of experience as a staff developer and consultant to school and community leaders on systemic education reform and as a consultant to corporate executives and senior managers of Fortune 500 companies. His work is based on the idea that intelligence can be developed, challenging the still prevalent notion that intelligence is fixed and immutable.
Over the past two decades, the Efficacy Institute has developed a comprehensive set of field-tested training programs, consulting services, and materials for adults and youth. The institute’s mission is to promote the academic and social development of children by helping educators, parents, and human service providers operate from a simple belief: all children can learn at very high levels if the process of education is effectively organized. The Efficacy Institute has trained more than 50,000 educators in more than 50 school districts throughout the United States.
Howard holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. His work has been published in the New Republic, Daedalus, Education Week, the National Urban League’s The State of Black America, and the Boston Globe.