Yoi Tibbett

Yoi Tibbetts

  • Research Assistant Professor

Office Location

Piedmont Center
PO Box 400877
2405 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Yoi Tibbett's research focuses on motivation and achievement with a focus on improving outcomes for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Much of Yoi's research examines how to maximize educational opportunities to promote upward social mobility. Yoi partners directly with practitioners to develop interventions customized for their educational contexts. Recently, Yoi's work has examined how we can leverage different types of student values (e.g., students’ personal values that shape their educational experiences, and students’ perceptions of the value of curricular content) to support student motivation and create more productive learning climates. Yoi also has a number of research projects examining best practices for optimally motivating and supporting athletes. 


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017
M.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012
B.A., Swarthmore College, 2009