Faculty and Staff

Bindu Madhok

Professor of Philosophy

B.A. University of Calcutta; Ph.D., Brown University. At Albion since 1990.

Dr. Madhok teaches and researches in the areas of Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics, and Meta-Ethics.

Jeremy Kirby

Professor of Philosophy

B.A., University of Utah; M.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., 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
Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy

B.A., Drake University; M.A., Texas A&M University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester. At Albion since 2007.

Dr. Mittag teaches in the areas of Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, and Logic.  His primary area of research is Epistemology.


Dr. Peter Bornschein
Adjunct Assistant Professor

B.A. Albion College; Ph.D. Bowling Green State University.

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

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Dr. Alyssa Adamson
Visiting Assistant Professor

BA Philosophy, University of Redlands
MA and PhD Philosophy, Stony Brook University
Areas of interest: Modern Social and Political Philosophy, Decolonial Philosophy, Queer and Feminist Philosophy



Linda Clawson
Department Secretary

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


Faculty Emeriti

H. 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 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 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.

In Memory

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

Read more about the remarkable life of Ned Garvin.

In 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.