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Stewart, Kara
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University of Missouri
Purdue University
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Swine Science Online - Instructor


Kara Stewart received her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 2001 and her master’s and Ph.D. from NC State University with Dr. Billy Flowers in 2004 and 2008, respectively.  Stewart taught in the Animal Science department at NC State for two years before returning to Indiana to work for Cook Inc., a human medical device company. 

In July of 2013, Stewart happily accepted a faculty position in reproductive physiology in the Animal Science department at Purdue.  She carries a majority extension appointment working across several species, predominantly swine, and teaches a reproductive management and a reproductive physiology course for undergraduates.  Her research has focused on strategies to mitigate heat stress effects in swine, adoption of reproductive technologies and neonatal nutrition on gilt development.


Ph.D. in Animal Science, NC State University, 2008
M.S. in Animal Science, NC State University, 2004
B.S. in Animal Science, Purdue University, 2001