Dana Dunn

Dana Dunn

(336) 334-5494

Office of the Provost
201 Mossman Building
PO Box 26174
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Jennifer Johnson
Assistant to the Provost
(336) 334-5395

I am delighted to serve as provost and executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. This is a wonderful opportunity to work collaboratively with the UNCG community to chart a course of excellence in all aspects of our academic mission, transforming the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

UNCG is a model university, ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report and recognized for its excellent undergraduate education by the Princeton Review. Eight colleges and schools offer outstanding academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, providing opportunities for students to achieve their personal and career goals.

One of the points of strength that appeals most to me about the opportunity to serve UNCG is the university’s balance of first-class teaching, research and community engagement. UNCG is firmly committed to each critical areas of our mission. As a result, the comprehensive UNCG experience creates meaningful learning outcomes for students, preparing them to make an immediate impact in their professional lives. In addition, university research and creative activity make important contributions to knowledge and enhance quality of life. In this ever-evolving higher education landscape, I believe that UNCG is poised to be the university that other universities emulate for the many ways that we serve both our students and the community.

Much is expected of higher education institutions today. At UNCG, we are doing what the public is asking—offering a high quality, affordable education while serving as careful stewards of public resources. We are not just adapting to rapid changes in higher education; we are innovating in creative and committed ways to make a positive difference.

I look forward to contributing to UNCG’s forward trajectory by partnering with faculty and helping them carry out their teaching, research, and service goals. Together, we will continue to advance UNCG and set the standard for student success.

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Dana Dunn


Dr. Dana Dunn is an accomplished teacher, author and speaker in the areas of sociology and women’s studies. She received her B.A. in sociology and M.A. in political economy from The University of Texas at Dallas. She earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Texas.

Dunn joined UNCG in 2014  from The University of Texas at Arlington, where she held a series of progressively responsible academic leadership and faculty roles over a period of 27 years. She led academic affairs for eight years, holding the title vice president prior to being named provost.

During her tenure, Dunn played an active role in the University of Texas system, providing leadership on a variety of matters, ranging from formula funding, student retention and graduation, distance learning and graduate education.