Cammy Purper, Ph.D.

Cammy Purper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Studies / Chair, Education

Department: Education
Office Phone: (951) 343-3935
Email Address:
Office Location: Tyler Plaza
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 to 1:30


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Education / Emphasis in Special Education Claremont Graduate University 2014
M.A. Human Development / Emphasis in Leadership In Education: College Teaching/Teaching Adults Pacific Oaks College 2001
B.A. Liberal Studies / Emphasis in Environmental Studies University of Redlands 1999

Additional Education

Current Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (2003). California State University Fullerton.
Current Child Development Program Director Permit.

Classes Taught

  • ECH 320 Cognitive Development in Infancy/Early Childhood
  • ECH 340 Perceptual Motor Development in Infancy/Early Childhood
  • ECH 350 Social/Emotional Development in Infancy/Early Childhood
  • ECH 360 Early Childhood Curriculum
  • ECH 365 Assessment in Young Children with Disabilities
  • ECH 375 Early Childhood Intervention
  • ECH 385 Theories and Models of Understanding Behavior in Young Children with Disabilities
  • ECH 415 Consultation and Collaboration in Early Childhood Intervention
  • ECH 455 Research Seminar in Early Intervention
  • ECH 530 School, Family and Community Partnerships
  • ECH 535 Leadership and Supervision in Early Childhood Settings
  • ECH 540 Early Childhood Literacy and Language Development
  • ECH 545 Advanced Studies in Early Childhood Development
  • ECH 550 Early Childhood Program Development and Evaluation

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

  • Early Childhood Teacher Training
  • Early Intervention/Inclusion Models

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

  • Adjunct Professor/Community Educator-Child Development - San Bernardino Community College District
  • Adjunct Professor-Teacher Education - University of Phoenix, Teacher Education

Research, Presentations, and Publications

Research Assistant, The IRIS Center, Claremont Graduate University (2013 to present)
Student Editoral Board Member, Young Exceptional Children (2014/2015)

Werner, S., Purper, C., & Vanderpyl, T. (2014). Managing classroom behavior: Learning how. The Special Edge, 27(3), 13-16.

  • Positive Discipline in the Preschool Classroom. (2007). San Bernardino Child Care Resource and Referral-Director’s Association Meeting.
  • Building Online Communities in the Adult Early Childhood Classroom. (2012). California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference.
  • Introduction to IRIS III Resources. (2013). San Bernardino and Riverside County BITSA.
  • Enhancing Learning in the Online Classroom. (2013). Annual Fall Career and Technical Education Conference, Ontario, CA.
  • What, Why, and Where: Teaching About Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in Early Childhood. (2014). Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Newport Beach, CA.
  • Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in Early Childhood. (2014). California Association of the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA.
  • Flipping Your Classroom Using Voicethread and Screencastomatic. (2014). California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Program Annual Inservice, Redlands, CA.
  • Supporting Educator Use of Quality Websites Through Professional Development. (2015). Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Newport Beach, CA.
  • The Best Websites for Supporting Parents. (2015). Calfornia Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA.
  • Early Childhood Teachers' Use of Websites for Evidence-Based Practices. (2015). Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Church Membership / Activities

Member, Centerpoint Church in Colton, CA.

Community Service / Involvement

  • Volunteer, Centerpoint Church
  • Volunteer, Colton Joint Unified School District
  • Volunteer, Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupation Program

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

I love to spend time with my family and my four dogs. I also like to spend time reading, writing, cooking, walking, and enjoying nature.

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

My philosophy of education can best be summed up in the quote by Confucius:
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

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