Nancy Dess

Professor, Psychology; Advisory Committee, Kinesiology; Advisory Committee, Neuroscience

Dr. Dess' work is rooted in the ancient underpinnings of mammalian behavior.


  • Office: Swan Hall 324
  • Email: dessnk@oxy.edu
  • Phone: (323) 259-2570
  • Office Hours: Wed 10 - 11:30 am / Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and by appointment

Education: B.A., UCLA Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Her focus is on eating and emotion--their interactions and role in human problems such as anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. She teaches introduction to psychology, methods & statistics, perception, learning, evolutionary psychology, motivation & emotion, and writing seminars.