About CARE's Founder, Dr. David Stewart
Center for Aromatheraphy Research and Education
Dr. David Stewart studied theology, philosophy, and English at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri (1955-58) and studied chemistry, biology and social sciences at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg (1962-63).
also trained as a commercial photographer at Los Angeles Trade Technical College
He completed a BS degree in Mathematics and Physics at Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1965 and was salutatorian of his graduating class.
His MS and PhD degrees are in geophysics (theoretical seismology) and were earned from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1969 and 1971 respectively.
Dr. Stewart has also been a Registered Aromatherapist (RA) with the nationally recognized Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC), which is endorsed by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists (NAHA), of which he is a member.
Besides his Ph.D., Dr. Stewart is also a Doctor of Natural Medicine (D.N.M.) recognized and awarded by the World Organization of Natural Medicine Practitioners (WONMP).
He has held positions as a hydraulic engineer and hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Southern California (1965-67).
He was a professor on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, (1971-1978) and also held a professorship at Southeast Missouri State University (1988-1993).
He was also a part-time United Methodist Pastor (1993-94, 1997-99) in rural Missouri.
He has been the Executive Director of the InterNational Association of Parents and Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth (NAPSAC International) since its founding in 1975.
For most of his
professional career, Dr. Stewart
has been self-employed as an author and lecturer, mainly in the area of alternative health care.
He has also served on advisory committees to the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
has testified as an expert on health matters before state legislative committees, U.S. Congressional committees, medical licensing boards and courts of law throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada.
has authored or coauthored over 300 published works including sixteen books.
Two of his
books won the "Books of the Year" Award from the American Journal of Nursing
One of his
flyers on breastfeeding (published by La Leche League International, LLLI) sold over two million copies in ten languages.
has given many seminars on various aspects of aromatherapy throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as Australia, Austria, Great Britain, and Japan.
has also made presentations in Lima, Peru, on behalf of the Pan American Health Organization
(PAHO) and in Bogota, Colombia, on behalf of the United Nations Disaster Relief Organization
has been quoted in newspapers and magazines throughout the U.S., has made numerous radio interviews, and has appeared on television in 44 countries.