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: Arts & Sciences
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:
 
Farris, S., & Purper, C. (2020). STEM in early childhood: Establishing a culture of inquiry with young children. (Under review at Dimensions in Early Childhood Journal).
 
 
Purper, C. (2020). All I really needed to know: Leadership lessons from teaching young children. (Under review at Teaching Young Children Journal).
 
 
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).
  • Suporting 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).

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