James E. Hayden Jr., formerly of Camden, received a Ph.D. in entomology from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., on Dec. 19, 2009. Hayden is a graduate of Camden-Rockport High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Deep Springs College in Deep Springs, Calif., and Columbia University in New York City.

Hayden is the son of Elizabeth W. and James E. Hayden Sr. of Islesboro and formerly of Camden. He has accepted a post-doctoral position at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pa.