Lori Camparo


Lori CamparoProfessor Emerita of Developmental Psychology
Department of Psychological Sciences

Science & Learning Center 350D
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 Psychological Sciences 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 primarily on child forensic interviewing. Dr. Camparo has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, co-authored a book for Oxford University Press on The Developmental Narrative Elaboration Protocol for interviewing child witnesses, and presented research at professional conferences nationally and internationally with her students. She also enjoys teaching a variety of upper- and lower-division courses within the Department of Psychological Sciences, including Statistics with SPSS lab, Literature Review Seminar, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Developmental Research Methods Laboratory, and Connecting Developmental Science to Policy. 

Beyond the Whittier community, Dr. Camparo is currently serving on the Council of Representatives for Western Psychological Association and as Member-at-Large (elected position) on the Executive Committee of Division 7, Developmental Psychology, for American Psychological Association. Dr. Camparo has also served as a member of the Executive Committee for American Psychological Association's Division 37, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice as Program Chair for the millennium convention, Editor of Division 37's newsletter, The Advocate, and Member-at-Large for Communications & Technology (elected position). As a child development expert, Dr. Camparo has served as a court appointed expert witness in cases involving child abuse, and she has been interviewed for "World News Tonight" and "Good Morning America."