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Phil Bigler ('74, '76M)

James Madison Center Director
1998 National Teacher of the Year

Photo: Phil Bigler

Inspired to teach while a Madison College student, Phil Bigler shared his passion for James Madison's genius with thousands of high-school students during a 23-year teaching career. Now, as director of the James Madison Center at his alma mater, Bigler is working to make the center a renowned source of accurate information and expertise on the U.S. Constitution, Madison's greatest gift to his country. Bigler's unflagging energy and determination is devoted to making certain Madison receives the historical prominence he deserves in the mind of America and the world.

"The long and short of it is that I am excited by my subject and by learning. I think that is why I still love teaching."