Academic Affairs

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Department Phone: (315) 279-5202

Bob Cilino

Data Analytics Administrator, Institutional Research

Academic Credentials

Alfred University
Alfred University
B.S. in Business Administration

Dr. Bradley Fuster

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Music

Academic Credentials

University of Southern California
D.M.A. in Percussion Performance
Yale University
SUNY Geneseo

Dr. Laurel Hester

Assistant Provost
Associate Professor of Biology

Academic Credentials

University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Ph.D. in Biology
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
M.S. in Biology
Swarthmore College
B.A. in Biology and History


Dr. Laurel Hester is the Assistant Provost and an Associate Professor of Biology at Keuka College. She has a B.A. in Biology and History from Swarthmore College where she fell in love with the small college learning environment with its supportive atmosphere and close student-faculty interactions. Dr. Hester has an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. She is a co-author for a Biological Science Study Guide and has other publications related to teaching biology. She enjoys travel and studied rodents in agricultural areas as a Fulbright Scholar in Senegal. She has also lived abroad in France and South Africa.

Professional Interests

Biology, scholarship of teaching and learning, and vertebrate physiological ecology.

Doreen Hovey

Executive Assistant to Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Credentials

SUNY Empire State College
Finger Lakes Community College


Doreen joined Keuka College as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

She is a graduate of Empire State College, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Associate’s Degree from Finger Lakes Community College in Paralegal Practice. She currently serves on the Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union Board of Directors and several board committees.

She served several terms on the DeSales Regional High School Board of Directors, Our Lady of Peace Parish Council, and Geneva Interfaith Council. She held positions in local politics, including committee chairperson and campaign co-chair. She worked for several years on committees for the Seneca Lake Whale Watch. She resides in Geneva, with her husband, John. In her spare time she likes to paint and garden.

Dr. Tim Sellers

Associate Provost
Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
Director of the Center for Aquatic Research

Academic Credentials

University of Louisville
Ph.D. in Environmental Biology
University of Louisville
M.S. in Biology
University of Colorado Boulder
B.A. in Environmental Science


Dr. Tim Sellers is the Associate Provost and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Keuka College. He is the founder and director of the Center for Aquatic Research at Keuka College and the head science advisor for the Keuka Lake Association. Dr. Sellers has a B.A. in Environmental Science from the University of Colorado, an M.S. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Environmental Biology from the University of Louisville, and was a post-doctoral fellow in Oceanography at Texas A&M University. He has conducted aquatic and water quality research on Keuka Lake and the other Finger Lakes for 15 years.

Professional Interests

Limnology, oceanography, ecology