Gregory E. Pence is a professor in the department of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an expert in the field of medical ethics who has written several books and has testified before the United States Congress and the California Senate about cloning and reproductive ethics.
He graduated cum laude with a B.S. from William and Mary and a Ph.D. from New York University, writing under visiting Australian bioethicist Peter Singer. Professor Pence also directs UAB's competitive Early Medical School Acceptance Program and has taught ethics for thirty-four years at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. In 2006, Samford University awarded him a Pellegrino Medal for achievement in medical ethics.
His most-known work is that which has labeled him as a sort of rebel in the scientific community. As displayed in his many books on the subject of cloning (Who's Afraid of Cloning, etc.), he is one of the few bioethicists who believe in human cloning. He believes that human cloning should not be banned but accepted in modern society as a medical marvel. His opinion can be viewed in his many papers and books about the theory and future of human cloning.
His textbook, "Medical Ethics", is one of the field's standard texts. At UAB, Pence has won several teaching awards and in 2010, he coached the team that won the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.