Writing Center

Department Email: [email protected]
Department Phone: (315) 279-5108

Catherine Agar

Writing Center Director

Academic Credentials

University of Rochester
M.A. in English
St John Fisher College
B.A. in English

Biography

Catherine Agar has been at Keuka College since 2012, when she worked as a writing specialist in the Adult and Online Education program. She has a BA in English with a minor in religious studies from St. John Fisher College and a MA in English from the University of Rochester, where her master’s thesis was about auditory reception in English poet John Milton’s Paradise Lost. She was a nontraditional, first generation student who earned her BA and MA as an adult with three children, so she has a special place in her heart for students who come to college and find themselves confused by the expectations and/or overwhelmed by the responsibilities. Catherine’s passion is to help students over the bumps in their road to success.

Lauren Hess

Writing Specialist

Academic Credentials

University of Rochester
M.A. in English
Hartwick College
B.A. in English & Art History

Biography

I have the unique experience of working as a student and as an instructor both pre-and post-pandemic. After completing my MA at the University of Rochester, I joined the Keuka College community in 2020. I love working with students from all disciplines.

Although I have a particular fondness for the humanities, languages, and arts, I love to learn whatever I can about all subjects until my brain hurts a bit. I was the first person in my family to complete a college degree, so I value an array of life experiences and educational backgrounds. I enjoy horror, good humor, and horrifying people with my terrible sense of humor. 

Catherine Reed

Writing Specialist

Academic Credentials

SUNY Geneseo
M.S. in Education (Literacy)
SUNY Fredonia
B.A. in English
SUNY Fredonia
B.A. in Music Performance

Biography

I’m Cathy Reed, Writing Specialist and instructor for the HFA department at Keuka College. I enjoy teaching and learning from KCSI students, international students, and graduate students in addition to traditional students. I am proud to have been a part of this beautiful place on the lake since 2014. Please visit me in the Writing Center!