Teaching Associate Professor
241 Weber Hall
B.S. , Iowa State University, 1991
M.S. , University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1994
Ph.D. , University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1997
Karol Fike was raised on a diversified crop and livestock (beef cattle and sheep) operation in eastern Iowa. She completed her B.S. degree in Animal Sciences at Iowa State University in 1991. Karol continued her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning her M.S. and Ph.D. studying reproductive physiology in beef cattle. Karol has a passion for teaching and working with students. She taught courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Human Nutrition, and Biology at Western Iowa Tech Community College. She spent four years on faculty at Ohio State University teaching Introductory Animal Sciences, Animal Products, advising students, and coordinating the undergraduate internship program. Here at K-State, Dr. Fike advises students, teaches Farm Animal Reproduction (ASI 400), Animal Sciences Career Preparations (ASI 580), Physiology of Reproduction in Farm Animals (ASI 710), and she coordinates the departmental internship program (ASI 599). She also provides leadership to the Animal Sciences Academic Quadrathlon competition. Research interests include beef cattle reproductive physiology and management and evaluation of factors affecting sale price of beef calves marketed via video auction. Karol and her husband Gary have 3 children, Jackson, Marshall, and Grace. They have a few cows on their acreage near Westmoreland, Kansas.