Received the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award
Received the Virginia TechTeacher of the Week award
Jones, B. D. (2015). Motivating students by design: Practical strategies for professors. Charleston, SC: CreateSpace.
Jones, M. G., Jones, B. D., & Hargrove, T. Y. (2003). The unintended consequences of high-stakes testing. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Ormrod, J. E., & Jones, B. D. (2015). Essentials of educational psychology: Big ideas to guide effective teaching (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
Jones, B. D. (2009).Motivating students to engage in learning: The MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 21(2), 272-285.
Jones, B. D., Epler, C. M., Mokri, P., Bryant, L. H., & Paretti, M. C. (2013). The effects of a collaborative problem-based learning experience on students’ motivation in engineering capstone courses. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 7(2), 34-71. doi:10.7771/1541-5015.1344
Jones, B. D., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2013a). Testing the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation through confirmatory factor analysis. Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 33(4), 482-503. doi:10.1080/01443410.2013.785044
Jones, B. D., Osborne, J. W., Paretti, M. C., & Matusovich, H. M., (2014). Relationships among students’ perceptions of a first-year engineering design course and their engineering identification, motivational beliefs, course effort, and academic outcomes. International Journal of Engineering Education, 30(6A), 1340-1356.
Evans, M. A. (PI, 40%), Jones, B. D. (Co-PI, 30%), & Brandt, C. (Co-PI, 30%). (August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2015; NSF Award #DRL-1029756). Studio STEM: Engaging Middle School Students in Networked Science and Engineering Projects. National Science Foundation, ITEST, $1,053,754..
Paretti, M. (PI, 20%), Jones, B. D. (Co-PI, 20%), Matusovich, H. (Co-PI, 20%), Williams, C. (Co-PI, 17%), Knot, M. (Co-PI, 17%), & Terpenny, J. (Co-PI, 6%). (November 1, 2009 to October 31, 2014; NSF Award #HRD-0936704). A Mixed-Methods Study of the Effects of First-Year Project Pedagogies on the Retention and Career Plans of Women in Engineering. National Science Foundation, GSE/RES, $492,637.
Setareh, M. (PI, 40%), Jones, B. D. (Co-PI, 25%), Polys, N. (Co-PI, 25%), & Ermann, M. (Co-PI, 10%). (August 15, 2008 to July 31, 2013; NSF Award #DUE-0817106). Integrating Web-Based Visualization with Structural System Understanding to Improve the Technical Education of Architects. National Science Foundation, $499,833.
Brett D. Jones, Ph.D., is a full Professor in the Educational Psychology program within the School of Education at Virginia Tech. He received his B.A.E. (1992) in Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. (1999) in Educational Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has held faculty positions as an educational psychologist at Duke University, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP), and Virginia Tech, and has taught courses as an adjunct professor at the University of the Virgin Islands and North Carolina Central University. He has taught 24 different types of courses related to motivation, cognition, and teaching strategies, and has conducted workshops and invited presentations at several universities. His teaching awards include the Teaching Excellence Award for the College of Education at USFSP (2003), the university-wide Undergraduate Teaching Award at USFSP (2003-2004), and the Favorite Faculty award (2007) and the Teacher of the Week award (2013) at Virginia Tech.
As an educational psychologist and motivation scientist, Dr. Jones’ research includes investigating how students’ beliefs impact their motivation, and examining methods instructors can use to design instructional environments that support students’ motivation and learning. He has received more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct his research and has published more than 80 articles, books, and book chapters. He has also contributed to the field by conducting more than 110 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. For his research, Dr. Jones received the North Carolina Association for Research in Education’s Distinguished Paper Award (2000); the Scholar of the Week recognition at Virginia Tech (2009); the Best Paper Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, K-12 Engineering Division (2010); and the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award (2010-2011). He was inducted into the East Stroudsburg Area School District Meritorious Hall of Fame in 2010.
Dr. Jones’ email is email@example.com and his website is www.theMUSICmodel.com.