Associate Professor of Communications
Journalism Option Coordinator
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 as magazine editor, entertainment editor, dining reviewer, features writer, 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.
Dr. Cheever specializes in journalism practices, communication and media theory and research, and media psychology. Current courses include Writing for the Media, Communication Theory and Research, Senior Seminar, News Gathering and Reporting, Media Psychology, and Feature and Critical Writing.
Dr. Cheever’s research focuses on the ways in which media impact individuals; her studies examine the intersection of new and emerging media and technologies and psychological processes.
Kappa Tau Alpha (Journalism and Mass Communications honors society)
Founding member, George Marsh Applied Cognition Laboratory
American Psychological Association (media psychology division)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Western Psychological Association