Electronic theses, dissertations and research projects by LMU graduate students can be found here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Senator's Wife, Matthew Jay Schlissel

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Art Therapy Considerations with Transgender Individuals, Bryan A. Schnebelt

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The Role of Art Making in the Recovery from a Physical Disability due to Trauma, Erika Y. Schreefel

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Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) vs. Manned Aircraft System (MAS): A Military Aircraft Study, Ignacio Serrano

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Unifying the Medical System in Saudi Arabia: Bringing Saudi Arabia to the forefront of Medical Technology in the Middle East, Yasser Shafei

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An Exploration of the Utilization of Art Materials in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Resolution of Attachment Trauma, Susan Lorena Snodgrass

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Applying Systems Engineering and Lean Healthcare Tactics to the Veterans Health Administration Enrollment System, Mike Sondheim

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Teacher Alienation: Reconceptualizing the Educational Work Environment, Jesse Robert Soza

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The Importance of a Sacramental Marriage, Susan Stankis

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Dreams Deferred: A Critical Narrative Analysis of African American Males in Pursuit of Higher Education, Martinique Starnes

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Residential Water Consumption in Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Sulaimani

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Sacred Spaces: A Narrative Analysis of the Influences of Language and Literacy Experiences on the Self-Hood and Identity of High-Achieving African American Female College Freshmen, Michelle Flowers Taylor

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Media Literacy and the Common Good: A Link to Catholic Social Teaching, Maria Rosalia Tenorio de Azevedo

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Finders Keepers, Nicholas Jay Thacker

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Investigation of Non-Lethal Electric Shock on American Crows as a Predator Aversion Treatment for Reducing Depredation on California Least Tern Eggs, Vanessa Nicole Velasco

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Bad Romance, Chad Edward Wellinger

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Student, Parent, and Teacher Perceptions of School Racial Climate in a Charter Middle School in South Los Angeles: A Microcosm of Missed Opportunity, Joan Y. Wicks

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Utilizing SE, Lean, and Six Sigma to Create a Step-by-Step Guide to Homeownership, Christian A. Williams

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Fostering a True Conversion of Heart and Mind, Grace Zambrana-Sutton

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Modern Risk Management for Systems Engineering, Victor Abundez

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Waiting Time at Airports, Saud Alayyadhi

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Breaking the “At Risk” Code: Deconstructing the Myth and the Label, Kara Christine Allen

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A Classification Committee Approach for Improving the Accuracy of Image Query Systems, Abdulaziz Almaarik

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A Systems Analysis of Energy Sources to Replace Oil in Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Almuhawwis

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United Traffic Ticketing System in Gulf Countries: An Application of Systems Engineering, Abdulmajeed Mohammed Alobailan

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An Efficient and Safe Online Purchasing Service in Saudi Arabia, Abdulmajeed Alqahtani

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Enhancing the Voting System in Saudi Arabia Using Technology, Nasser Alsubaiei

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A Week in Your Shoes: The Impacts of a Visual Art Program Informed by Clinical Art Therapy With Adolescents in a School Setting, Jessica Bianchi

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Riyadh Blood Banks Distribution System, Abdulmajeed Binobaid

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Agent Brownie, Andrew Michael Blanchette

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Latino Cultural Implications for Art Therapy: The Influence of Cultural Risk Factors and Academic Performance in High School, Piera Lynn Carfagno

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Visualizing Levels of Family Satisfaction and Quality of Life in Families with an Autistic Member(s), Sarah Christolini and Camille Werstler

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Hiring Leaders in Catholic Schools, Camryn Marie Connelly

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First Mate, Kara Costello

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Art Making for the Art Therapist: A Study on Clinical Insight, Therapist Identity, Self-Care, and Countertransference, Saira Crawford, Guadalupe Solis, and Eliza Ann Pfister

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Breaking Ground on the University Garden: Service-learning and Action Research, Bryce Collin Davis

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Envisioning Queer Culture: Toward a Theological Framework for Reimagining Sexuality and Sexual Orientation, Danielle Dempsey

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Using Photography and Poetry in Group Therapy for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness: An Outcome Study, Sarah H. Eggers

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Instructional Experiences and Schooling Factors of Long-Term English Learners, Rafael Gaeta

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Organizational Restructuring and the Process of Image Making: An Arts-based Inquiry of the Image Making Experiences Provided for the Delegates of a Religious Congregation Involved in Restructuring, Donna L. Gibbs

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Rediscovering Lasallian Education: An Ignatian Approach, Monique Gougeon

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Teaching Critical Media Literacy Through Videogame Creation in Scratch Programming, Elizabeth Anne Gregg

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Three Bad Days, Carrie Baker Gutenberg

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Response to 1 Timothy 2:11-12 or its parallel, 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 by three sixteenth-century Protestant women theologians: Argula von Grumbach, Marie Dentiére, and Anne Askew, Katharine German Hall

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Catholic School Leaders’ Perceptions of Governance Models in Los Angeles Parochial Schools, Kristopher Leo Knowles

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Perceptions of Healing: Mind, Body and Spiritual Implications For Yoga Therapy and Art Therapy Students, Robin L. Kusilka

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Final Curtain, Holly N. Leveque

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Sweet Spirit: The Pedagogical Relevance of the Black Church for African-American Males, Brandi Odom Lucas

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Art Therapy and Runaway Homeless Youth: An Exploration of Trauma and The Survival Response of "Flight", LeAnn K. Marschall

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Early Support Engagement Interactive Intelligence, Amor Masry

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Arena, Catlan McClelland

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Self-Care: Exploring Well-Being Through Exercise, Yoga and Art, Erika J. Moreira and Wendy E. Rios

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Post-Disaster Group Art Therapy Treatment for Children, Caitlin Frances Murphy

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Implementing Calendar Reform in a Suburban Catholic Elementary School: A Case Study, Catherine Cichocki Muzzy

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Social Media Systems Engineering for Businesses, Steve Huy Nguyen

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Application of Satellite Data to Model Storm Runoff Into Rosamond Dry Lake, Mridul Oli

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Truth and Conflict in the Catholic Church: Catholic Jewish Dialogue, Nadia Pandolfo

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Funds of Knowledge that Support Teacher-Student Relationships: A Narrative Study of Effective Teachers, James Allan Pasto

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Disability and Power: A Charter School Case Study Investigating Grade-Level Retention of Students with Learning Disabilities, Esther Lorraine Perez

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Sewing New Theological Cloth on an Old Liturgical Cloak: New Theological Expressions & Tensions Created By The Liturgical Reforms of Vatican II in The Liturgy Of The Hours, Stephen J. Picard

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A Place to Belong: Critical Queer Pedagogy for Social Justice in Catholic Education, Roydavid Villanueva Quinto

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Vehicular CO2 Reduction in the United States, Julio C. Ramirez

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Sometimes the Wolf, Myles Hendry Reid

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The Contrast of Systems Engineering Application in Two Spacecraft Programs, Atash Soltani

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Anthony Stier

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Stadium, Stephen D. Trzesniewski

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The Call to Love: A Catholic’s Guide to New Understandings of Homosexual Inclusivity, Eddie-Joe Vieyra

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Integrating Restorative Justice Approaches in an Art Therapy Group, Jenna Walters

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The Golden Record, Danielle E. Weinberg

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Fending off Vicarious Trauma Through Art Making, Laura M. Wong

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Model-Based Systems Engineering: Status and Challenges, Lynda Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Schools of Education in a New Era of Accountability: A Case Study of an Annual Report Process Used to Advance a Professional Learning Community, Manuel A. Aceves

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Has-Been, Katherine M. Adams

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Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) using Systems Engineering, Irene Ahuja

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Lean Supply Chain Systems Engineering, Abdulrahman AlMhana

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Improved Traffic Flow in Riyadh City by 2023, Abdulelah Alothaim

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Saudi Arabia Emergency and Disaster Response, Almuhannad Alyousef

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Valentine Productions, Justin Amey

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Listening to Student Voices: A Critical Study of Homework, Michael Bates

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The Collectors, Laura M. Baum

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Living Learning Communities: An Intervention in Keeping Women Strong in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Jennifer Belichesky-Larson

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Stigma and Identity Formation in Young Adults with Chronic Mental Illness: An Exploration through Personal Narrative and Art-Making, Kerri Lynn Blackstone

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Physics First: Impact on SAT Math Scores, Craig Earl Bouma

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Integrating Art Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to Treat Post Traumatic Stress, Holland Elizabeth Breed

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Art in the Terror: An Analysis of Nightmare Imagery in Art Therapy, Emily Christine Brozyna

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Angel Of War, Pablo Ignacio Castrillo

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Charter Schools as Leverage for Special Education Reform, Tommy Chang

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Examining the Reliability and Validity of ADEPT and CELDT: Comparing Two Assessments of Oral Language Proficiency for English Language Learners, Gina Chavez

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An Exploration of the Qualities and Features of Digital Art Media in Art Therapy, Nancy Sunjin Choe

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Exploration of Cultural Differences and the Therapeutic Relationship: The Role of Art between Ethnically Diverse Therapists and Clients, Jaimie N. Cloud

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Spirituality, Creativity, Identity, and Art Therapy, Theresa Crooks

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Teacher Understanding of Curricular and Pedagogical Decision-Making Processes at an Urban Charter School, Rodolfo Cuevas Jr.

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A Study of Teacher-Buy-In and Grading Policy Reform in a Los Angeles Archdiocesan Catholic High School, Christian Martín De Larkin II

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Diabetes Disease Management and Accountable Care Organizations: A Lean Approach to Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Cost, David Dinette

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Rodeo Logan: An American Buckin' Story, Robert Wolfe Dunn

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An Exploration of Contemplative Practice in the Life of the Art Therapist, Kristina Marie Ebsen

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Engaging the Lived Realities of Adult Immigrant English Language Learners: A Case Study of Literacy for Consciousness, Todd Eckel

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Examining English Language Development among English Language Learners with Specific Learning Disability, Karla Vanessa Estrada

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Biblical Hermeneutics and the Power of Story, Melissa Evans

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Latina Women and the Use of Art to Explore Issues of Immigration and Acculturation, Maria Elena Fuster