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Youth Development
and Agricultural Education


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Linda L Chezem

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Professor Youth Development & Agricultural Education
Agricultural Administration Building Room 219
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Faculty Profile

Chezem teaches Forensic Science Ethics, Rural Public Health Law and Policy, Selected Issues in Juvenile and Youth Law, and Animal Ownership and Use Law. 

Chezem is a member of the Purdue University Institutional Review Board (social sciences) and serves on the Purdue University Advisory Committee on Equity. Chezem holds an adjunct appointment in   Indiana University’s School of Medicine, Indiana Alcohol Research Center. 

Chezem chairs the Indiana Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group. She is also a member of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Board of Trustees where she chairs the research committee. 

Chezem currently serves on the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. She also consults with the U.S. Department of Justice, and Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 

Research Interests
Ethical Issues in Forensic Science
Ethical and Legal issues in Research
Justice System Education
Legal Issues in Alcohol Use and Misuse
Agriculture Law

Awards & Honors

(2013) Judicial Outreach Liason. Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

(2012) National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. National Institutes of Health.

(2011) Chair, Toxicology Advisory Board. State of Indiana.

(2011) Member, National Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

(2011) Mentor. Mid-America Regional Public Health Leadership Institute (MARPHLI).

(2010) Chairman's Award. (Indiana) Governor's Council on Dangerous and Impaired Driving.

(2010) Lifesavers Award for Public Service. National Highway Trafic Safety Administration, USDOT.

(2010) The Indiana State Department of Health's Office of Women's Health Advisory Board. Indiana State Department of Health.

(2009) National Lifesavor Award. NHTSA.

Selected Publications

Chezem, L. L., Pilat, M., & Wood, A. J. (2013). A Plan to Care For Our Children’s Future: Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws in Indiana (Vol. 1). Indianapois, Indiana: Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Retrieved from

Chezem, L. L., Adinoff, B., Conley, R. R., & Taylor, S. (2013). Protecting Confidentiality in Human Research. Am J Psychiatry, 170.

Chezem, L. L., & Assessment Team (2013). Impaired Driving Assessment Report for the State of Montana (Vol. 1). Helena: State of Montana.

Chezem, L. L., & Assessment Team (2013). Impaired Driving Assessment Reprot for North Dakota (Vol. 2). Bismark, N.D.: State of North Dakota.