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Colleen M Brady

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Associate Professor – Extension Education
Agricultural Administration Building Room 227
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Animal Sciences 

  • Courtesy Assoc Professor of Animal Sci

Awards & Honors

(2015) Outstanding Educator Equine Science Society.

(2014) HorseQuest Community of Practice. Equestrian Social Media Awards Finalist.

(2010) Outstanding Graduate Advisor. Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education.

(2009) Outstanding Graduate Student Educator. Dept. YDAE-Purdue University.

(2008) HorseQuest Community of Practice. Communication Award in Recognition of Excellence in Use of Communications Media- National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

(2004) Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher. Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education.

(2000) Professional Improvement Award. National Association Extension 4-H Agents.

Selected Publications

Brady, C. (2013). Motivation for Undergraduate Students to Participate in an Equine Study Abroad Course. Journal of Animal Science. Vol. 91. E-Suppl. 2, 224.

Knobloch, N. A., Brady, C. M., Orvis, K. S., & Carroll, N. J. (in press). Development and validation of an instrument to assess youth motivation to participate in career development events. Journal of Agricultural Education.

Brady, C. M., Greene, E. A., Anderson, K. P., Pulec, K. E., & Skelly, C. D. (2016). Effectiveness of Webinars as Educational Tools to Address Horse Industry Issues. Journal of Extension, 54(3). Retrieved from

Voigt, M. A., Hiney, K., Croney, C., Waite, K., Borron, A., & Brady, C. M. (2016). Show Horse Welfare: The Viewpoints of Judges, Stewards, and Show Managers. The Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 9(2), 183-197. Retrieved from

Brady, C. M., Lofgren, E. A., & Voigt, M. A. (2016). Information Seeking Behavior of the Horse Competition Industry: A Demographic Study. 35(5), 58-62. Retrieved from

Voigt, M. A., Hiney, K., Richardson, J., Waite, K., Borron, A., & Brady, C. M. (2016). Show Horse Welfare: Horse Show Competitors’ Understanding, Awareness, and Perceptions of Equine Welfare. The Journal of Applied Welfare Science, 19(4), 335-352. Retrieved from

Voigt, M. A., Russell, M. A., Hiney, K., Richardson, J. C., Borron, A. S., & Brady, C. M. (2015). Show Horse Welfare: Evaluating Stock-Type Show Horse Industry Legitimacy. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 28(4), 647-666. doi:10.1007/s10806-015-9548-9

LaFollette, L. K., Knobloch, N. A., Schutz, M. M., & Brady, C. M. (2015). Consumers’ Motivations and Dairy Production Beliefs Regarding Participation in an Educational Dairy Farm Event. Journal of Agricultural Education, 56(2), 153-169. doi:10.5032/jae.2015.02153

Brady, C. M., Voigt, M. A., Talbert, B. A., & McKinley, S. (2014). Promising Practices of Dairy, Horse and Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event Coaches: A Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of Extension, 52(4). Retrieved from

Bassette, L., Templin, S., Beck, A., Russell, M. A., & Brady, C. M. (2014). The Effects of an Equine-Based Mathematics Curriculum on Academic Engagement Behavior. Scientific and Educational Journal of Therapeutic Riding, 19.