Faculty


Cammy Purper

Cammy Purper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education / Chair, Department of Education / Interim Chair, Department of Arts and Sciences

Office Phone: (951) 343-3935
Email: cpurper@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Office Location: Tyler Plaza
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:00 am to 2:00pm

Education

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
Current Child Development Program Director Permit
California Child Development Professional Growth Advisor
CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) PreK Certification
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 302 Growth, Development, and Learning
  • 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 and 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 through 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., Bowden, A.G., Guignard, J., Farris, S., Hovey, M., & Crist, M. (2018). Faith integration in the online higher education classroom: Perspectives and practice. (Submitted for review December 2018).
 

Bowden, A. G., & Purper, C. (2017). Student experiences of an online metacognitive journal assignment. (Submitted for review June 2018).

Werner Juarez, S., & Purper, C. (2017). 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, 1-16. 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. (2015). Right at your fingertips: Important web-based resources for understanding evidence-based practices. Early Childhood Education Journal Online. 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. doi: 10.1177/1096250615598814

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

 
 
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).

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
  • School Board Member, Sacred Heart Academy

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

I love to spend time with my family and my three 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.”