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Colleen M Brady

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Associate Professor – Extension Education
765.494.8441
765.496.1152
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 the Extension faculty member providing leadership for the 4-H Animal Sciences program, and a member of the departments Life Science Education Team that works toward developing innovative and effective programming for youth in formal and informal education areas. Dr. Brady focuses her research on measuring increases in science competency in youth due to participation in animal science based programming, as well as exploring motivating factors impacting youth decisions to participate in those program. Dr. Brady collaborated with extension educators across Indiana, as well as industry representatives, and Extension Specialists nationwide.

Education
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

Graduate Committee- member
Extension Governance Committee-member

Courses Taught

YDAE 555- Principles of Extension Education
YDAE 491Y- Teaching With Animals
ANSC 295- Introduction to Horse Science and Industry (online) r


Professional Service

Curriculum Specialist, National 4-H Science Leadership Academy, 2010
Evaluation Chair- Eastern National 4-H Round-Up
Extension- HorseQuest Community of Practice- 2008-present


Research Interests

Animal Science as a context for life science education, youth motivation for participation in life science based educational activities, technology as a delivery method for life science education

Awards & Honors

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

Selected Publications

Mrozinski-Schwartz, A., Knobloch, N., Esters, L., & Brady, C. M. (2012). The Effects of a Technology-Mediated Animal Science Unit on Community College Students’ Knowledge and Motivation. AAAE National Conference.

Voigt, M., McKinley, S. K., Davis, A., & Brady, C. M. (in press). Incorporating Learner-Centered strategies into riding instruction and identifying rider's learning preference. International Society of Equitation Science.

Voigt, M., Talbert, B. A., McKinley, S. K., & Brady, C. M. (in press). Promising practices of dairy, horse, and livestock Career Development Event coaches. NACTA.

Voigt, M., Talbert, B. A., McKinley, S. K., & Brady, C. M. (in press). Promising Practices of Expert Dairy, Horse and Livestock Career Development Event Coaches: A Qualitative Study. NACTA.

Fisher, A. E., & Brady, C. M. (2012). Properly Completing the 4-H Enrollment Form Series: Beef. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/indiana-4-h-animal-science/id484943572

Fisher, A. E., & Brady, C. M. (2012). Properly Completing the 4-H Enrollment Form Series: Dairy Cattle. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/indiana-4-h-animal-science/id484943572

Fisher, A. E., & Brady, C. M. (2012). Properly Completing the 4-H Enrollment Form Series: Goat. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/indiana-4-h-animal-science/id484943572

Fisher, A. E., & Brady, C. M. (2012). Properly Completing the 4-H Enrollment Form Series: Sheep. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/indiana-4-h-animal-science/id484943572

Fisher, A. E., & Brady, C. M. (2012). Properly Completing the 4-H Enrollment Form Series: Swine. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/indiana-4-h-animal-science/id484943572

Rappaport, N. M., Knobloch, N. A., Pajor, E. A., & Brady, C. M. (2009). Valuation of Equine Welfare Skills: Indiana 4-H Horse and Pony Adult Volunteers.. Proceedings of the Equine Science Society Meetings, 1.