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Christopher Dancy

Harold and Inge Marcus Industrial and Manufacturing Career Development Associate Professor


  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering

363 Leonhard Building


Research Areas:

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence; Human Factors/Ergonomics




  • B.S., Computer Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2010
  • Ph.D., AI & Cognitive Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014


Journal Articles

  • Richard W. Prather, V. L. Benitez, L. K. Brooks, Christopher Dancy, J. Dilworth-Bart, N. B. Dutra and A. K. Thomas, 2022, "What Can Cognitive Science Do for People?", Cognitive Science, 46, (6)
  • Christopher Dancy and P. Khalil Saucier, 2022, "AI and Blackness: Toward Moving Beyond Bias and Representation", IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society, 3, (1), pp. 10

Conference Proceedings

  • Deja Workman and Christopher Dancy, 2023, "Identifying Potential Inlets of Man in the Artificial Intelligence Development Process: Man and Antiblackness in AI Development", Association for Computing Machinery
  • Christopher Dancy and Deja Workman, 2023, "On integrating generative models into cognitive architectures for improved computational sociocultural representations"
  • Christopher L Dancy, 2022, "Using a Cognitive Architecture to consider antiblackness in design and development of AI systems", pp. 8
  • Abeba Birhane, Elayne Ruane, Thomas Laurent, Matthew S Brown, Johnathan Flowers, Anthony Ventresque and Christopher L Dancy, 2022, "The Forgotten Margins of AI Ethics", pp. 10

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Panelist, MEP Summer bridge Faculty Panel: Panel organized by Penn State Multicultural Engineering Program for participants of Engineering Summer Bridge, August 2022

Service to External Organizations:




Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

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The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745