Dancy joined the school as an assistant professor teaching broadcast and digital journalism in 2023. 

Dancy comes to UNC Hussman from a professor of the practice position at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communication and previously taught at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She has also served as a journalist-in-residence at NC State University, where she served as an adviser to student reporters for campus newspapers. Dancy earned both a bachelor’s and a law degree at NCCU, and she completed her master’s degree at Syracuse.

Before entering academia, she worked as a print, radio, multimedia and broadcast journalist across the U.S. She has been a contributor to CNN, The Discovery Channel and the Oxygen Network, and her wire reports have been published in major news outlets including The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times.

In North Carolina, Dancy has worked at news organizations across the state including WJNC 1240 AM in Jacksonville; WITN-7 in Greenville; The Wilson Daily Times; The News & Observer in Raleigh; News 14 Carolina (now Spectrum News 1); and WCTI in New Bern.


  • JD, North Carolina Central University; M.A. Syracuse University; B.A., North Carolina Central University