Headshot of Nancy Cheever.

Nancy A. Cheever, Ph.D.

Title: Professor and Chair
Email: ncheever@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3817

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Media Psychology, Smartphone Addiction, Journalism, Social Media

Professional Background

Cheever’s research examines the intersection of media use and content, and people’s psychological processes. She has co-authored/edited three books, including The Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society (Wiley/Blackwell); iDisorder: Understanding our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us (Palgrave/Macmillan); and Rewired: Understanding the Net Generation and How They Learn (Palgrave/Macmillan). Cheever teaches courses in media writing, research, theory and methods; media psychology; senior seminar; news literacy; and reporting and information gathering, and works as a psychology researcher, consultant, and is a sought after speaker.


Ph.D., Fielding Graduate University (Media Psychology)
M.A., Fielding Graduate University (Media Psychology)
M.A., California State University, Fullerton (Communications)
B.A,. California State University, Dominguez Hills (Communications)

Related News Stories

Nancy Cheever Named Presidential Outstanding Professor, CSUDH Campus News Center, 2018

Testing Your Brain on Tech with Katie Couric and Steve Aoki, CSUDH Campus News Center, 2018

Excessive Cellphone Use May Cause Anxiety, Experts Warn, Good Morning America, 2017

What is “brain hacking”? Tech insiders on why you should care, 60 Minutes, 2017