Faculty


Cammy Purper

Cammy J Purper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education/ Program Coordinator of Bachelors in Early Childhood Studies

Office Phone: (951) 343-3935
Email: cpurper@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education & Leadership
Office Location: Tyler Plaza
Office Hours: By Appointment

Education

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

Additional Education

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Child Development Program Director Permit
California Child Development Professional Growth Advisor
Certificate in Strengths-Based Higher Education Leadership

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 395 Early Childhood Environments
  • ECH 415 Consultation and Collaboration in Early Childhood Intervention
  • ECH 435 Cross Cultural Perspectives in Early Childhood
  • ECH 440 STEM Integrated with the Arts
  • ECH 455 Research Seminar in Early Intervention
  • ECH 460 Adult Supervision
  • ECH 461 Administration of Early Childhood Programs I
  • ECH 462 Administration of Early Childhood Programs II
  • 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
  • EDU 300 American Public Schools
  • EDU 302 Growth, Development, and Learning
  • EDU 341 The Exceptional Child
  • EDU 525 Survey of Educational Research

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

  • Early Childhood Teacher Training
  • Equity and Access in Education
  • Online Higher Education

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

  • Parent Educator/Adjunct Professor of Child Development - San Bernardino Community College District

Research, Presentations, and Publications

 
Research Positions
 
Research Assistant, The IRIS Center, Claremont Graduate University (2013 - 2015)
 
Student Editoral Board Member, Young Exceptional Children (2014-2016)
 
 
Dissertation:
 
Study of Early Childhood Teachers’ Use of Federally Funded Websites that Disseminate Information About Evidence-Based Practices (available in Proquest).
 
 
Publications:
 
Purper, C., Thai, Y., Frederick, T.V., & Farris, S. (2021). The cost of caring: Exploring teachers’ emotional labor in early childhood settings. (Under review at Early Childhood Education Journal).
 
 
Crist, M., & Purper, C. (2020). What to say to young children experiencing loss: A framework for helping children move through the process of grief. (Accepted for publication at Dimensions of Early Childhood Journal, publication scheduled for 2021).
 
 
Guignard, J., Purper, C., & Bowden, A.G. (2020). Cultivating effective collaboration: Strategies for higher education faculty. (Under review at the Mind, Culture, and Activity Journal).
 
 
Farris, S., & Purper, C. (2020). STEM in early childhood: Establishing a culture of inquiry with young children. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 49(2), 15-20.

 

Purper, C., & Farris, S. (2021, September/October). All I really needed to know: Leadership lessons from teaching young children. Exchange Magazine, 72-73.


Bowden, A. G., & Purper, C. (2020). Student experiences of an online metacognitive journal assignment. (Under review at Sage Open Journal).
 

Purper, C., Bowden, A., Guignard, J., Farris, S., Hovey, M., & Crist, M. (2020). Faith integration in the higher education online classroom: Perspectives and practice. International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal, 15(1). Available at https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol15/iss1/3/

 
Werner Juarez, S., & Purper, C. (2018). Towards a model of learning and transfer: A review of instructional methods and learning outcomes in special education teacher preparation coursework. Teacher Education and Special Education: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, 41(4), 292-307. doi 10.1177/0888406417727041
 

Purper, C., & Crist. M. (Fall/Winter, 2016). Inclusive preschool education: A review of written policies in faith-based preschools. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 5(2), 27-46.

 

Purper, C. (2016). Right at your fingertips: Important web-based resources for understanding evidence-based practices. Early Childhood Education Journal, 44(4), 403-408. doi 10.1007/s10643-015-0722-5

 

Purper, C. J., VanderPyl, T., & Werner, S. B. (2015). Increasing early childhood educators’ knowledge of evidence-based practices: Recommended practices and resources.Young Exceptional Children, 19(4), 35-47. doi: 10.1177/1096250615598814

 

Werner, S., Purper, C., & Vanderpyl, T. (2014). Managing classroom behavior: Learning how. The Special Edge, 27(3), 13-16. Available at https://www.academia.edu/15858626/Managing_classroom_behavior_Learning_how

 

 
Peer-Reviewed Presentations:
  • Building Online Communities in the Adult Early Childhood Classroom. (2012). California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • 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 Programs Annual Inservice, Redlands, CA.
  • Teaching to Make an Impression: The Importance of Brain Development in the Early Years (Keynote Address). (2014). Riverside County Office of Education Early Childhood Conference, Riverside, 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). California 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.
  • Translating Research To Practice: Resources for Early Childhood Personnel Preparation. (2015). Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Web-Based Resources for Supporting Parents. (2016). California Head Start Association Annual Conference, Riverside, CA.
  • All About Executive Functions in the Early Years (Featured Presentation). (2016). California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA.
  • Inclusion Practices in the Faith-Based Preschool. (2017). California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Ontario, CA. (With Dr. Mary Crist).
  • Let’s Talk Technology. (2017). California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Ontario, CA.
  • Using Structured Reflection Journals in the Online Classroom. (2017). Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Anaheim, CA. (With Dr. Greg Bowden).
  • Student Experiences of an Online Metacognitive Journaling Assignment. (2017). Clute International Conference on Technology in Education, Las Vegas, NV. (With Dr. Greg Bowden).
  • Research-Based Strategies and Classroom Tips for Working with Paraeducators. (2017). California Council for Exceptional Children Conference, San Diego, CA. (With Dr. Sara Werner-Juarez).
  • Free Resources to Support Early Childhood Practitioners’ Implementing Evidence-Based Practices. (2017). California Council for Exceptional Children Conference, San Diego, CA. (With Dr. Sara Werner-Juarez).
  • Work Patterns, Gender, and Job Satisfaction of Online Professors. (2018). Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, Azusa, CA. (With Dr. Maryann Pearson, Dr. Julie Browning, and Dr. Elaine Ahumada).
  • Metacognitive Journaling for Adult Learners. (2018). California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA.
  • Online Instructional Design: Improving Pedagogy and Educational Outcomes. (2018). WASC Senior College and University Commission Academic Resource Conference, Burlingame, CA. (With Dr. Dirk Davis).
  • Online Student Learning: Learning and Thinking About Thinking. (2018). WASC Senior College and University Commission Academic Resource Conference, Burlingame, CA. (With Dr. Greg Bowden).
  • All About IRIS: Free Online Resources & Tools for Educators. (2018). California Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Burlingame, CA. (With Dr. Victoria Graf).
  • Authentic Information Leadership: Stories from the Trenches. (2019). Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, Costa Mesa, CA. (With Dr. Maryann Pearson and Dr. Julie Browning).
  • Tools and Techniques: Developing and Sustaining Online Instructor Presence Through Video Feedback. (2019). WASC Senior College and University Commission Academic Resource Conference, Anaheim, CA. (With Dr. Jenn Guignard and Dr. Greg Bowden).
  • Supporting Parents and Young Children in Grief. (2019). California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Santa Clara, CA. (With Dr. Mary Crist).
  • Teaching Preschoolers Empathy in the Digital Age. (2019). California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Santa Clara, CA. (With Dr. Mary Crist).
  • Effective Video Feedback Strategies for Online Faculty. (2019). Online Teaching Conference, Anaheim, CA. (With Dr. Jenn Guignard and Dr. Greg Bowden).
  • High-Quality Individualized Education Programs: New Online Resources. (2019). California Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Burlingame, CA. (With Dr. Victoria Graf).
  • How To Talk to Children in Difficult Times. (2020). California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (Virtual). (With Dr. Mary Crist).
  • Supporting Resilience and Coping: How to Talk to Children About Death. (2021). Head Start California Annual Conference, Virtual. (With Dr. Mary Crist).
  • Evidence-Based Strategies for Working with Gifted Preschool Children. (2021). Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Virtual. (With Dr. Mary Crist).
  • Mitigating Barriers to Collaboration Among Higher Education Faculty and Staff. (2021). Association of Leadership Educators Virtual Conference, (With Dr. Jenn Guignard and Dr. Greg Bowden).
  • Understanding and Responding to the Challenges of Early Childhood Teachers' Emotional Labor With Mindfulness Strategies. (2021). The National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (Virtual), (With Dr. Yvonne Thai).

Church Membership / Activities

Member, Centerpoint Church in Colton, CA.

Community Service / Involvement

  • Volunteer, Centerpoint Church
  • Volunteer, Colton Joint Unified School District
  • School Board Member, Sacred Heart Academy

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

I love to spend time with my family, including my children, grandchildren, and two dogs. I also like to spend time reading, writing, cooking, walking, traveling and enjoying nature.

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
-Confucius