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.
Biology, scholarship of teaching and learning, and vertebrate physiological ecology.
Executive Assistant to Vice President for Academic Affairs
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.
Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
Director of the Center for Aquatic Research
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.