Faculty and Staff

Bindu Madhok, chair and professor, Albion College Philosophy Department
Bindu Madhok

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.

Jeremy Kirby, associate professor of philosophy
Jeremy Kirby

Chair and 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, Albion College

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. 


Bornschein P 2017 copy

Dr. Peter Bornschein
Adjunct Assistant Professor

B.A. Albion College, 2007
Ph.D. Bowling Green State University, 2016

Dr. Bornschein's areas of teaching and of special interest are Social and Political Philosophy and Ethical Theory.


Linda Clawson, Philosophy Department secretary, Albion CollegeLinda Clawson
Department Secretary

Office: 207 Vulgamore Hall
Phone: 517/629-0207
Fax: 517/629-0286


Faculty Emeriti

Gene Cline, professor emeritus of philosophy, Albion CollegeH. Eugene Cline

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.

Ralph DavisRalph M. Davis

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.

Jorg BaumgartnerJorg Baumgartner

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 GarvinIn Memory

Ned S. Garvin
1948 - 2006, beloved and outstanding teacher and colleague

pdfRead more about the remarkable life of Ned Garvin.

Jack PadgettIn Memory

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.