Author David Stewart, Ph. D.
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). He also studied commercial photography at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (1959-60). 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.
He spent a semester in medical school at the University of North Carolina (1973) and has been a Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE) with the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth (AAHCC) since 1975. He has spent some 200 hours in training with Dr. Gary Young (ND), internationally recognized authority on aromatherapy, essential oil production, and the originator of Raindrop Therapy.
Dr. Stewart is also 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.
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). He 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.
He has authored or coauthored over 200 published works including more than a dozen 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.
As a lecturer, he has spoken throughout the U.S. and Canada and given international 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 (UNDRO). He has been quoted in newspapers and magazines throughout the U.S., has made numerous radio interviews, and has appeared on television in 44 countries.
He has completed two books in the last three years: The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple: God's Love Manifest in Molicules, and Healing Oils of the Bible. He is also the principle research scientist of A Statistical Validation of Raindrop, the results of which are available as a book and, are partially available as a downloadable document from RaindropTraining.com.
As a Registered Aromatherapist and Executive Director for the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education (CARE), he conducts training seminars leading to Certification (CCI) throughout North America. His courses include:
If you would like to attend one of Dr. Stewart's seminars, consult the CARE Calendar of upcoming training seminars to see which ones are nearest to you. If you would like to bring Dr. Stewart to your area, contact CARE and express your interest.