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 on child forensic interviewing. Camparo has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, 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 is currently serving on the Council of Representatives for Western Psychological Association, and she will begin a three-year term in January 2017, as Member-at-Large on the Executive Committee of Division 7, Developmental Psychology, for American Psychological Association. 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."