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Youth Development
and Agricultural Education


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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

Faculty Profile
Dr. Brady is a Horse Extension Specialist, who focusses her engagement work toward youth and adults working with horses. Dr. Brady’s research interest is in the implementation of distance learning strategies in the informal education; with a focus on STEM learning in the context of equine and animal science. Dr. Brady collaborates with Equine Extension Specialists nationally in the eXtension HorseQuest initiative

PhD, Animal Science, Michigan State University, 1999
MS, Animal Science, Michigan State University, 1995
BS, Animal Science, Michigan State University, 1992
AAS, Animal Health Technology, University of Minnesota-Waseca- 1987
AAS, Horse Management, University of Minnesota-Waseca-1987

Department Responsibilitis

Extension Governance Committee Chair 

Courses Taught

YDAE 52000- Foundations of Agricultural Education Extension and Communication

YDAE 64400- Graduate Seminar

ANSC 10100- Introduction to Animal Science and Industry

YDAE 290/ANSC 294- The Horse Industry and Extension in Europe- Study Abroad course

ANSC 44000- Horse Management

Professional Service

Evaluation Specialist- Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up (2012-present)

Chair HorseQuest Community of Practice (2015-2016)

Education Officer International Society of Equitation Science (2016-present)

Research Interests

Distance learning as a delivery method for informal STEM education

Equine and animal science as a context for informal STEM education

Grants & Projects

2014-“Online Education Resources to Enhance Horse Care and Management” United States Equestrian Trust 

2010-“Enhancing Science Capacity in Introductory Animal, Plant and Food Sciences Courses” USDA/NIFA

2010-“Training STEAM Educators to Teach Applied and Advanced Topics in Animal Genetics” USDA/CSREES

2010- “Indiana 4-H Science Academy” National 4-H Council

2009- “Web based learning modules to Enhance Science Learning in Agriscience Classrooms” USDA/CSREES