Candace C. Croney, MS, PhD

Candace C. Croney, MS, PhD
Director, Center for Animal Welfare Science & Associate Professor, Animal Behavior and Well-being, Department of Comparative Pathobiology and Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University

Dr. Candace Croney is the director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science and an associate professor of animal behavior and well-being in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology and the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University.

Her areas of expertise are in applied animal behavior, with emphasis on animal learning and welfare. Her research, teaching and outreach efforts focus on the interactions between animal learning, cognition and well–being, the effects of rearing environments and enrichment on animal behavior and welfare, the ethical implications of animal care and use decisions, and public perceptions of animal agriculture.

She was awarded both the HSUS Animals and Society Course Award, and the Outstanding New Professor Award from the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State in 2003 for her teaching on Contentious Issues in Animal Agriculture and Ethical issues in Animal Agriculture.

Her research on farm animal cognition has been featured in national and international broadcast programs by National Geographic, the BBC and their affiliates. In addition to serving as a scientific advisor on animal welfare to the American Humane Association, she has served as an animal welfare advisor to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, American Humane Association, National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, Bob Evans Farms, P & G Inc., CFI’s Animal Care Review Panel, the Northwest Sustainable Dairy Program and the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.

She is the past U.S. Regional Secretary of the International Society of Applied Ethology, and past chair of the NC1029 working group on animal behavior and welfare and the regional animal bioethics working group (NCCC 209).


Country: United States

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