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Dr. Laurel Hester

  • Assistant Provost
  • Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: (315) 279-5676

Academic Credentials

University of Michigan Ann Arbor
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Swarthmore College


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.
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