History

Kent Island Directors

1935-38 Bill Gross (Bowdoin ’37; Harvard graduate student)  

1939 Charles Ruckstuhl (MIT graduate student)

1940-41 James Blunt (Bowdoin ’40)

1942-45 none (no summer program because of WWII)

1946-49 Raymond Payntor (Bowdoin ’47; Yale graduate student)

1950-51 Al Barnes (’49)

1952 Edgar Folk (professor, Bowdoin Biology Dept.)

1953-88 Chuck Huntington (professor, Bowdoin Biology Dept.)(absent 1979-80)

1979-80 Peter Cannell (Bowdoin ’76; American Museum of Natural History graduate student)

1987-2003 Nat Wheelwright (professor, Bowdoin Biology Dept.; co-director 2000-01)

2000-01; 2004-08 Bob Mauck (professor, Kenyon College)

2008-present Damon Gannon (faculty, Bowdoin College)

Note: From 1935-53, Bowdoin Biology Professor Alfred O. Gross held the position of Director, although he spent relatively little time on Kent Island.