Faculty and Staff
Chair and John W. Porter Endowed Professor of Philosophy
B.A., 1983, University of Calcutta; Ph.D., 1990, Brown University. At Albion since 1990.
Dr. Madhok teaches and researches in the areas of Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics, and Meta-Ethics.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., 2000, University of Utah; M.A., 2003, University of Utah; Ph.D., 2005, Florida State University. At Albion since 2006.
Dr. Kirby teaches and researches in the areas of Ancient Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, and 20th Century Philosophy. Visit his blog, Orthos Logos.
Daniel M. Mittag
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., 1995, Drake University; M.A., 1998, Texas A&M University; M.A., 2003, Ph.D., 2009, University of Rochester. At Albion since 2007.
Dr. Mittag teaches and researches in the areas of Epistemology, Logic, and Philosophy of Mind.
John W. Woell
Associate Provost and Professor of Philosophy
B.A., 1993, Valparaiso University; M.A., 1995, Vanderbilt University; M.A., 2000, Ph.D. 2002, Claremont Graduate University. At Albion since 2012.
B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary; M.A., Western Michigan University. At Albion since 2013.
Mr. Blanchette's research interests are mostly in metaphysics, including the metaphysics of mind, modality, supervenience, and properties. He also explores issues in the philosophy of religion.
Office: 207 Vulgamore Hall
B.R.E., Cornerstone University, 1967; M.A. 1969, Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1980. At Albion since 1979.
Dr. Cline taught and researched in the areas of Social Philosophy and the Philosophy of Law.
A.B., 1958, Stanford University; Ph.D., 1967, University of Oregon. Appointed 1967.
Dr. Davis was named the recipient of the Prentiss M. Brown Distinguished Honors Professorship for the 2004-2005 academic year.
B.A., 1958, Mo¨rike Gymnasium Ludwigsburg; cand. phil., 1962, Free University of Berlin; cand. theol., 1964, University of Tu¨bingen; M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1986, Michigan State University. Appointed 1985.
Ned S. Garvin
1948 - 2006, beloved and outstanding teacher and colleague
Read more about the remarkable life of Ned Garvin.
Jack F. Padgett
A.B., 1950, Juniata College; S.T.B., 1953, Boston University, School of Theology; Ph.D., 1959, Boston University, Graduate School. On staff 1965-1990. Emeritus 1990.
Read more about Padgett's impact at Albion.