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Matthew Kamper

Adjunct Professor
Phone: 626-815-6000
Matthew Kamper is an adjunct professor for the School of Adult and Professional Studies (APS) at Azusa Pacific University (APU). Prior to teaching high school biology and earth sciences for six years for the Unified School District of Redlands beginning in 1999, Kamper worked two years as a graduate research assistant for University of California, Riverside and University of Arizona. He also served as a laboratory assistant for Calvin College/University of California, Riverside.

Kamper’s experience in biology and earth science greatly adds value to APS. His research includes several scholarly publications on the topic of detecting viruses in environmental water. Kamper furthers his passion for science as a member of the American Society for Microbiology, American Water Works Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Master of Science, Environmental Science - University of Arizona
Bachelor of Arts, Biology - University of California, Riverside


  • School of Adult and Professional Studies


  • Biology
  • Environmental Science

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Yates, M. V., R. W. Citek, M. F. Kamper, A. M. Salazar. "Detecting Enteroviruses in Water: Comparing Infectivity, Molecular, and Combination Methods." Presented at AWWA International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens, August 1999.

Kamper, M. F. and C.P Gerba. "Occurrence of Microsporidia in Environmental Waters." Presented at Student Poster Session, 1999.

1999 Spring Conference, California-Nevada Section AWWA; April 12-15, 1999; Ontario, CA.

Dowd, S.E., Charles P. Gerba, Matthew Kamper, and Ian L. Pepper. "Evaluation of Methodologies Including Immunofluoresecent Assay (IFA) and the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for Detection of Human Pathogenic Microsporidia in Water." Journal of Microbiological Methods 35 (1998):43-52.

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Honors, Awards, Recognition
Deans Fellowship – University of California, Riverside, 1998

Associations, Boards, Committees
Member, American Society for Microbiology
Member, American Water Works Association
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science