Allen H. Pensick

Allen H. Pensick, PhD

Provost Emeritus

Dr. Pensick has served St. George’s University since 1984, most recently as University Provost from 2004 to 2016. Prior to this, Dr. Pensick held the position of Dean of Basic and Allied Health Sciences, Chairman of the University Council of Deans, and Chairman of the School of Medicine Faculty Senate. He is internationally recognized for his work in microbiology, and is the recipient of several awards. In 2011, St. George’s University presented him with the Order of the Mace for his exceptional contributions to the University’s growth, and also renamed Bell Hall, an iconic building on True Blue’s upper campus, Allen H. Pensick Hall in his honor.

Dr. Pensick has authored and co-authored numerous abstracts and publications on research, and is a member of 14 professional societies, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the American Society of Microbiology. Before arriving at SGU, Dr. Pensick owned and operated a thoroughbred breeding farm and a cattle and hog operation for 15 years. He later taught a number of microbiology and immunology courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Life Sciences for nine years, and was the microbiologist in charge of water quality control for the City of Lincoln.