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Dante Mozie
Dante Mozie

English & CommunicationInstructor of JournalismTurner A-Wing 362 803-516-4624

Dante Mozie

Mozie teaches courses in journalism history and theory, as well as production-based courses in media writing and editing. 

Mozie also conducts and has published research that is primarily focused on media history and entertainment studies. Mozie presented his work at various regional, national, and international conferences. This includes the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Communication (AEJMC) Conference and the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) National Convention. 

Additionally, Mozie is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications.


  • B.A., English, South Carolina State University
  • M.S., Journalism, Northwestern University


Since joining S.C. State in 2011, Mozie received a number of honors for teaching, research and service. This includes: 

  •  Induction into Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication (2022, University of South Carolina Albert T. Scroggins Chapter)
  •  Induction into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society (2022, University of South Carolina Chi Circle)
  • 2021 Top Paper Abstract Award, Entertainment Studies Interest Group, AEJMC Midwinter Conference
  • 2020 Provost's Award for Innovative Student Mentoring/Student Engagement and Support, S.C. State University Division of Academic Affairs

Research Interests

Mozie's research interests include minority media history, with a particular focus on alternative media and collegiate student newspapers, and entertainment studies.


  • Mozie, D. (2022). “They Killin’ Us For No Reason”: Black Lives Matter, Police Brutality, and Hip-Hop Music: A Quantitative Content Analysis. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 99(3): 826-847.
  • Mozie, D.E. (2021). “Eyewitnesses to a Tragedy”: How the Collegian, the Student Newspaper of South Carolina State College, Covered the Orangeburg Massacre. American Journalism 38(1): 81-98.