Nancy A. Cheever, Ph.D. is a Professor and Chairperson in the Communications Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is a media psychology researcher, consultant, and speaker and a former newspaper and magazine journalist and editor. She has written hundreds of popular media and academic research articles, and holds a top scholar award from Kappa Tau Alpha, the communications honors society. 

Crawford Family Forum's "Tech in the Classroom: How Much is Too Much?" 

Dr. Cheever participated in this lively discussion as a guest panelist on Dec. 4, 2013.  Live streamed on KPCC.ORG.

Dr. Nancy Cheever



Dr. Cheever is available for talks, workshops, research, symposia, training and other media psychology-related work. 

Along with her colleagues at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Dr. Cheever has co-authored/edited three books, including The Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Sociey, and iDisorder: Understanding our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us.


"Although my work involves sitting in front of a computer most of the time, I gain a great sense of peace and inspiration from being in the natural world and away from technology!" --Dr. Nancy Cheever

Latest Research and Activities

The Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society
This comprehensive anthology, edited and partly written by Dr. Cheever and her colleagues Dr. Larry Rosen and Dr. Mark Carrier, includes research from top scholars in the field of media psychology. Available now.