Michael Morden, adjunct lecturer in philosophy at U-M-Dearborn, died on Feb. 26 in Miami, Fla., from complications following a scuba diving accident. He was 50.
Morden joined U-M-Dearborn in 1988 and in recent years served on the Affirmative Action Committee and taught in the REACH Program. He also taught philosophy at U-M-Flint.
“Michael Morden was a well-respected teacher and an esteemed member of the Humanities Department for many years,” said Chair Emily Spinelli. “We will miss his friendship and pleasant disposition.”
Prior to joining the U-M, he held teaching posts at Oakland University, St. Mary’s College, Wayne State University and Beloit College.
Morden was born Dec. 15, 1942. He served in the Peace Corps in 1965–67, teaching in a small town in Ethiopia. He held a B.A. in philosophy from Kalamazoo College and Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ryan, and son, Andrew.
Memorial contributions may be made to Horizon Upward Bound of the Cranbrook Educational Community, 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303.