Carla L. Schwan

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

Assistant Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy Food Science Kansas State University 2020
Master of Science Food Science Kansas State University 2015
Bachelor of Science Food Science and Technology Federal University of Santa Maria 2012


  • Invited Lecturer: “Food Microbiology – Pathogenic E. coli” – Spring 2021 (United States)
  • Invited Lecturer: “Introduction to Food Science” – Spring and Fall 2019 (United States)
  • Co-Instructor: “Multidisciplinary, Experiential Learning: U.S. Food Safety and Regulatory Systems, for
  • Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines” – Fall 2019 (United States)
  • Co-Instructor: “Train the Trainer Program – Food Safety” – Spring 2019 (Bangladesh)
  • Co-Instructor: “Introduction to Food Microbiology” – Spring 2018 (Cambodia)
  • Invited Lecturer: “The Science of Food” – Fall 2015 (United States)


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Graduate Student Council Award Kansas State University 2020
Cochran Fellowship United States Department of Agriculture 2019
Extraordinary Student Award Kansas State University 2019
Student Travel Scholarship International Association of Food Protection 2018

Journal Articles

1. Schwan, Carla L., Timothy J. Dallman, Peter Cook, and Jessie Vipham. 2022. A case report of Salmonella enterica serovar Corvallis from environmental isolates from Cambodia and clinical isolates in the UK. Access Microbiol. Microbiology Society. doi:10.1099/acmi.0.000315.

2. Schwan, Carla L., Karina Desiree, Nora M. Bello, Leonardo Bastos, Lyda Hok, Randall K. Phebus, Sara Gragg, Justin Kastner, and Jessie Vipham. 2021. Prevalence of Salmonella enterica isolated from food contact and non-food contact surfaces in Cambodian informal markets. Journal of Food Protection 84(1):73-79. doi: 10.4315/JFP-20-112.

3. Schwan, Carla L., Sara Lomonaco, Leonardo Bastos, Joshua Maher, Peter Cook, Valentina Trinetta, Manreet Bhullar, Randall Phebus, Sara Gragg, Justin Kastner, and Jessie Vipham. 2021. Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of antimicrobial resistance profiles in non-typhoidal Salmonella strains isolated from Cambodian informal markets. Frontiers in Food Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.711472

4. Zelalem, Andarge, Kebede Abegaz, Ameha Kebede, Yitagele Terefe, Carla L. Schwan, and Jessie Vipham. 2021. Food safety knowledge, attitudes, and hygienic practices of abattoir workers in Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. Food Protection Trends 41(5):501-509.

5. Schwan, Carla L., Sara Lomonaco, Valentina Trinetta, Maria Belkey, Randall Phebus, Sara Gragg, Justin Kastner, Peter Cook, and Jessie Vipham. 2020. Draft genome sequences of 81 Salmonella enterica strains from informal markets in Cambodia. Microbiology Resource Announcements. American Society for Microbiology doi: 10.1128/ MRA.00773-20.

6. Desiree, Karina, Carla L. Schwan, Visoth Ly, Lyda Hok, Londa Nwadike, Randall K. Phebus, and Jessie L. Vipham. 2020. Defining the flow and food safety behaviors of actors in the Cambodian vegetable value chain. Food Protection Trends 40(5):349-362.

7. Desiree, Karina, Carla L. Schwan, Jessie Vipham, Randall Phebus, and Londa Nwadike. 2020. Investigating Salmonella enterica, generic Escherichia coli (E. coli) and coliforms on fresh vegetables sold in informal markets in Cambodia. J. Food Protection 84(5):843-849. doi: 10.4315/JFP-20-219.

8. Channaiah, Lakshmikantha H., Elizabeth S. Holmgren, Minto Michael, Nicholas J. Sevart, Donka Milke, Carla L. Schwan, Matthew Krug, Amanda Wilder, Randall K. Phebus, Harshavardhan Thippareddi, and George Milliken. 2016. Validation of baking to control Salmonella serovars in hamburger bun manufacturing, and evaluation of Enterococcus faecium ATCC 8459 and Saccharomyces cerevisiae as nonpathogenic surrogate indicators. J. Food Protection 79(4):544-552. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-15- 241.

9. Silva, Pablo Teixeira da, Leadir Lucy Martins Fries, Cristiano Ragagnin de Menezes, Augusto Tasch Holkem, Carla L. Schwan, Evelin Francine Wigmann, Juliana de Oliveira Bastos, and Cristiane de Bona da Silva. 2014. Microencapsulation: concepts, mechanisms, methods and some applications in food technology. Cienc. Rural. 44(7):1304-1311. doi: 10.1590/0103-8478CR20130971.

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