Motivation Research Institute (joint with University Studies)

Contact Information

Dr. Kenn Barron, co-Coordinator

Contact Details


The Motivation Research Institute (MRI) brings together a community of faculty and students to conduct research on motivation-related topics. Recently, they have begun engaging in outreach and public service activities to help practitioners apply motivation theories and principles to real-world contexts.

Web Presence


Involves Faculty, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU


This Institute has existed since 2005.


Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution

The MRI provides consultation/outreach services (e.g., working with JMU faculty and staff to assess student motivation and improve the motivational climate at JMU). The Institute also provides training and research opportunities for JMU faculty and students, as well as with collaborators outside of JMU.

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning


Department or Center

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