As Interim Dean of Admissions Glenn directs Salem College’s efforts to recruit highly qualified traditional, transfer, and graduate students interested in Salem College.
Glenn’s academic career spans more than 25 years. He came to Salem in October 2021 after eight years at University of New Haven, where he first served as professor of Management, was elected Chair of Faculty Senate twice, received the university’s award for Excellence in Leadership and Service by a Faculty Member, and delivered the Last Lecture. He was then appointed Deputy Provost and Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Glenn served for ten years as assistant professor of medical ethics and associate director of Penn’s Center for Bioethics from 1995-2005. He was the John A. Balint Endowed Chair in Medical Ethics at Albany Medical College and founding director of the Alden March Bioethics Institute from 2005-08. Glenn then held the John B. Francis Endowed Chair in Bioethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City from 2009-11.
Glenn is the author of three books, The Perfect Baby: A Pragmatic Approach to Genetics; Beyond Genetics; and Bioethics for Beginners, and more than 200 articles. He has also edited three books: Pragmatic Bioethics; The Human Cloning Debate; and Who Owns Life?
Glenn is the founder of The American Journal of Bioethics, the highest impact journal in that field, and served for 11 years as its first Editor-in-Chief. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, serves on several editorial boards, and has given testimony on bioethics in both the US House and Senate and in several state legislatures. Glenn has also served on several federal and state advisory panels on genetic testing and received the U.S. FDA‘s Outstanding Service Award.
McGee received the M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University and B.A. in philosophy from Baylor University, which named him an Outstanding Young Alumnus and one of its 150 most outstanding graduates.
This year Salem has seen the largest number of applicants and accepted students in its history, from 40 states and 23 nations, as well as a 50% increase in incoming students for fall of 2022.