Nancy Cheever, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor and Department Chair
Areas of Expertise
Media, technology, and media psychology, specifically in the areas of people’s separation anxiety from mobile devices, social networking’s influence on parenting styles, online catfishing, television’s impact on social identity of women, and gratification of viewing violent sports
Dr. Cheever is a writer, researcher, speaker, and consultant who specializes in media psychology, a burgeoning field that examines the media’s role in shaping individuals’ attitudes, opinions, behaviors, and identity formation.
A former newspaper journalist and magazine editor, having worked as editor of Orange Coast Magazine and features editor for the Los Angeles Times community news division, Dr. Cheever draws on her professional journalism experience to inform many of her varied research projects.
Dr. Cheever is a senior partner at RCC Consulting Group, which provides workshops, talks, and training to parents, teachers and organizations on how to help children and adults cope with and understand new technologies and what they do to us on a psychological level.
She is the co-author of several books, “Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn,” and “iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us,” which help people understand their relationship with technology and media content.
Ph.D., M.A., media psychology, Fielding Graduate University
M.A., communications, CSU Fullerton
B.A., communications, California State University, Dominguez Hills
In the Media
Subject of “I Gave Up My iPhone for a Week and my Life Didn’t End,” by Eve Andrews, Grist Magazine
Featured in “Study: College students addicted to cellphones,” by Josh Dulaney, Daily Breeze
Featured panelist on KPCC Crawford Family Forum’s “Technology in the Classroom: How Much is Too Much?”
Expert contributor to Cosmopolitan’s back page quiz
Quoted in “Why would someone create and fake online personality?” by Michelle Castillo, CBSNews.com
Guest of “The Afternoon Show with Hannah Murray,” Talk Radio Europe, from Malaga, Spain.
Quoted in “MMA: A good thing for Phuket?” The Phuket News
Guest on “Weekend Morning News with Tom Jeffries,” WCKNW, Vancouver, Canada, discussing research on mixed martial arts
Featured guest on “The Shawn Leslie Show,” WCKNW, Canada, April 27, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Discussed my research on mixed martial arts. Retrieved from http://www.cknw.com/StationShared/AudioVault.aspx
Quoted in “Have we returned to the days of ‘Gladiators’?” by Melissa Leong, Canadian National Post newspaper, Friday, April 18, 2008.
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