Dr. Camparo is a Professor in the Psychology Department 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 two areas: child forensic interviewing, and the development of prejudices and stereotypes in adolescents and emerging adults. Dr. Camparo has published in a wide range of journals, has co-authored one book on child forensic interviewing for Oxford University Press, and has presented research nationally and internationally.

Beyond the Whittier community, Dr. Camparo has been an active member of 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 was elected to a 3-year term as Member-at-Large for Communications & Technology. As a child development expert, Dr. Camparo has been interviewed for "World News Tonight" and "Good Morning America." Dr. Camparo is also a licensed Lamaze Instructor, and in her spare time, she enjoys playing her violin, traveling, and spending time with her husband of over 30 years, two grown daughters, and three dogs.

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