Nancy A. Cheever, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communications, Chair
Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Communications Department
SAC-1156 | 310.243.3817 | email@example.com
Office Hours: Fall—Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; Spring—Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Thursdays, 1-2:15 and 4-5:15 p.m.
Ph.D.: Psychology (Media Psychology), Fielding Graduate University, 2010
M.A.: Psychology (Media Psychology), Fielding Graduate University, 2008
M.A.: Communications (Journalism), California State University, Fullerton, 1999
B.A.: Communications (Journalism), California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1994
Dr. Cheever has worked as a journalist since the early 1990s, holding positions such as magazine editor, entertainment editor, dining reviewer, reporter, and designer. She is the former editor of Orange Coast Magazine and former Entertainment and Features editor at Times Community News, a division of the Los Angeles Times. When time permits, she continues to write freelance travel, home décor, and general feature articles for a variety of publications.
Dr. Cheever specializes in journalism practices, communication and media research, and media psychology. Current courses include Writing for the Media, Communication Theory and Research, Senior Seminar, News Gathering and Reporting, and Feature and Critical Writing.
Dr. Cheever’s research focuses on the ways in which media affect individuals; she is involved in several studies that look at the intersection of new and emerging technology and the human experience, and two that examine the effects of televised messages on viewers.
Founding member, George Mash Applied Cognition Laboratory
American Psychological Association (media psychology division)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Western Psychological Association
Broadcast Educators Association