Robert Howard is a writer whose work spans the spectrum from journalism to business writing to literary criticism and creative nonfiction.
His reviews and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, the Boston Review, and PsyArts, an online journal for the psychological study of the arts founded by Norman Holland.
He is also the author of Brave New Workplace, the co-author (with Dov Frohman) of Leadership the Hard Way, and the editor of The Learning Imperative: Managing People for Continuous Innovation. His long-form essay, “Found Wanting: A Memoir of Misreading,” was published as a Ploughshares Solo e-book by the literary journal Ploughshares in September 2014 and appeared in print in Volume 3 of the Ploughshares Solos Omnibus in October 2015.
Mr. Howard was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College and did graduate work in sociology and history at the University of Cambridge in England and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France.
He has won awards for his writing from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the United Steelworkers Press Association. He has also been a visiting scholar in the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an affiliate scholar at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute.
Mr. Howard lives in Newton Centre, Massachusetts.