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The Path Forward

Katie Keith-Hunter

Director of Graduate Admissions

Graduate programs I cover:
East Longmeadow campus for: Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Reading & Literacy Instruction, Special Education, and Special Education Administrator. 

Best way to contact: or 413.788.1026, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)

What I like most about my role:
I’m a people person, so I thrive when I’m building relationships. I get to serve as a connecting point between someone’s goal and a degree, and that’s a special opportunity!

My favorite thing about Bay Path University:
I travel a fair amount, and everywhere I go, from Texas, to California, to Chicago, I meet somebody who knows Bay Path and has a cool story to tell about it. People have real connection to this inspiring place.

The most important part of an application:
I recommend students be thorough and thoughtful in the process, especially when it comes to the essay. The essay is the student’s opportunity to have their voice heard and explain why a particular program is the right path for them.

Advice about applying to grad school:
Ask as many questions as you can to become as informed as possible. Grad school is an important decision and exciting opportunity to start a career or continue in a new direction. It has to be a good match on both sides.

My favorite motto or quote:
“Do small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa
“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” — Unknown

BA English Literature, Western New England University
MEd Higher Education Administration, University of Massachusetts Amherst

About me:
I was fortunate to have worked for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans building houses after college as an AmeriCorps member. These days I enjoy hiking, learning to fly fish, and any activity that involves my best adventure buddy, my Blue Nose Pitbull “Baloo”!