Melissa Quinby

Affiliation: Dean of Students
Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of First-Year Experience


South Portland, Maine


I earned my B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1991 with a Major in German and a Minor in History.  After several years of work in education, I earned my MSEd in Higher Education Administration from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.


I was raised in Briarcliff Manor, NY.  After college I  travelled to Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship.  I have worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club and as an Environmental Educator and Wilderness Trip Leader for Chewonki Foundation.  I took any opportunity to work and live internationally, teaching for Global Quest in Thailand and serving as a Dean for the School for Field Studies in Australia.  At Bowdoin I have worked in Off-Campus Study, in the Women's Resource Center, and with student wellness programming.