Gregory Pence

Gregory E. Pence has been on the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham since 1976. In addition to teaching philosophy courses, he instructs the university’s first-year medical students in medical ethics and directs the early medical school acceptance program. He has received the university’s highest award for teaching, the Ingalls Award. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary (BA cum laude, 1970) and New York University (PhD, 1974).

Pence’s writings include Re-Creating Medicine: Ethical Issues at the Frontiers of Medicine (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000); Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of the Cases That Shaped Medical Ethics (McGraw-Hill, 3rd edition, 2000); Who’s Afraid of Human Cloning? (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997); and Seven Dilemmas in World Religions, with G. Lynn Stevens (Paragon House, 1994). Pence’s book about the ethics of food production, Designer Food: Mutant Harvest or Breadbasket of the World? (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), was named an "Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice magazine.