Dr. Hinkley, a 35 year old high school Professor, holds 6 degrees in
the fields of chemistry, botany, biology and geography. He has a B.A from
USC, a B.S. from UCLA, an M.A. from SMU, and received his Ph.D from TCU
at the age of 25. He also holds a master's degree in psychology, and can
speak fluent Marubi, Papuan, and Katubi, to name a few.
Back home, he is the number one man on his chess team, and was the youngest
Eagle Scout in the entire city. He has never been married. He wrote a book
called, "Rust, the Real Red Menace," and was writing another book "Fun with
Ferns," which was the reason for taking the 3 hour tour. During his first week
on the island, he discovered 5 different mutations of ragweed.
The Professor shows very little knowledge of sex, sea navigation, and
finance, and is oblivious to the constant pursuit by Ginger and Mary Ann.
Still, the Professor is the only rational person on the island, and without
his scientific skills and leadership ability it is unlikely that the castaways
would ever stand a chance of survival, let alone rescue.