Nancy Dess

Professor Nancy Dess
Professor, Psychology, Emerita (1986-2022)
B.A., UCLA Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Appointed In: 
1986

Nancy Dess’ work is rooted in the ancient underpinnings of mammalian behavior.

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.