Lori Camparo

Lori CamparoProfessor of Developmental Psychology
Department of Psychology

Upper Village 110E
562.907.4200, ext. 4425









Academic History

B.A., Barnard College
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Lori Camparo is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Whittier College where she has been a member of the faculty since 1997. She received her B.A. in English Literature from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1977, her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 1985, and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from University of California Los Angeles in 1994. Her research, which she conducts collaboratively with undergraduate students, focuses on child forensic interviewing. Camparo has published in a wide range of journals, she co-authored a book for Oxford University Press with Dr. Karen Saywitz of UCLA on The Developmental Narrative Elaboraton Protocol for interviewing child witnesses, and she and her students have presented research nationally and internationally.


Beyond the Whittier community, Camparo has served as a member of the Executive Committee for American Psychological Association's Division 37, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice. She served Division 37 as Program Chair for the millennium convention, served three 3-year appointments as Editor of Division 37's newsletter, The Advocate, and served a three-year term as Member-at-Large for Communications & Technology. As a child development expert, Camparo has been interviewed for "World News Tonight" and "Good Morning America." Camparo also enjoys playing her violin, traveling, and doing just about anything with her husband/best friend of over 30 years and two grown daughters.