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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Sensory-based Art Therapy for Children with Developmental Trauma, Eunice Solae Shin

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Living a Holistic and Integrated Life: Ignatian Spirituality and Conscience in the Public Sphere, Josephine Narciso Sioson

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High Speed Rail in California: A Systems Overview, Leonard Sohm

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Kinship: A Pastoral Approach, Jan E. Sooter

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Exploring Spiritual Development in Transitional Periods Through Art and Journaling, Alyssa K. Steinke

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As Yourself: A Guide to Self-Love in a Selfless World, Sarah Swisher

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Perceptions Regarding the Use and Experience of Information and Communication Technology from Female Students in a Catholic Middle School, Julio Cuauhtemoc Tellez

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Facing Death: An Art-Based Exploration of Countertransference, Compassion Fatigue, and Personal Growth as Experienced by a Beginning Hospice Clinician, Sarah Elizabeth Tippit

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Lonely Planet, Clayton T. Tolbert

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Tie-Dyed Realities in a Monochromatic World: Deconstructing the Effects of Racial Microaggressions on Black-White Multiracial University Students, Claire Anne Touchstone

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The Significance of National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation in Elevating Quality of Early Childhood Education: Administrators’, Teachers’, and Parents’ Beliefs about Accreditation and its Process, Kristine Vardanyan

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“...and he was known in the breaking of the bread.”, Michele Volz

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To Teach as Jesus Would: Inclusive Education in one Catholic Elementary School, Michelle Powell Wechsler

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“We’re Different because We’re Scholars”: A Case Study of a College Access Program in South Los Angeles, Lizette Zarate

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Development of Common Component-level Environmental Requirements to Facilitate the Development of More Robust and Cost-Efficient Components for Use Across Multiple Spacecraft Programs, Luis Fernando Aguilera

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Art Therapy and Complex Trauma Related to Political and Religious Violence, Parisa Amirmostofian

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An Exploration of the Therapeutic Relationship When the Therapist and Client Come From Different/Similar Cultural Background, Joyce S. An

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Stories of Persistence: Filipina/o American Undergraduate Students in a Private, Catholic, and Predominantly White University, Angelica M. Bailon

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An Art Therapistʼs Heuristic Study of Self-Care, Patricia F. Benton

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Summons, Justin Blanche

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Evaluation of Competing Start-Up Business Plans by Systems Engineering Methods, Brian R. Bliss

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Identity and Popular Culture In Art Therapy, Andrea Branca

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Combining African-Centered and Critical Media Pedagogies: A 21st-Century Approach Toward Liberating the Minds of the Mis-Educated in the Digital Age, Shani Byard

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Art’s Ability to Illuminate the Biopsychosocial-Cultural-Spiritual Impact of Living with a Chronic Medical Disease, Megan A.S. Collins

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Exploring Therapeutic Outcomes Through Picture Books, Other Stories, and Art Therapy, Sara DeSmet

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Diary of a Krazy Bitch and a Practicing Saint, Jean V. Duncan

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Energy Analysis & Utility Cost Mitigation With Storage for Commercial Buildings in California, Eric Anthony Fleming

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Bourbon and Ashes, Daniel Valero Fletcher

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It's Just Pretend, Christopher Glennon

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Parents’ Perceptions of Partners in Print, a Family Literacy Program, Rebecca Jane Godbey

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The Mnemosyne Victim, Sean Henry Goldthwaite

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"Harness Shakedown" Flight Bus Harness Testing Using the CKT Machine, Shane Goodall

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Program Evaluation of a Pilot Project Using the Family Art Assessment to Support Clinical Treatment, Meirav Haber

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Art Processes, Self-Care and Resiliency in the Art Therapist, Krista L. Hawkins

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A Qualitative Study of Three Urban Catholic High Schools: Investigating Parent and Principal Expectations and Realizations of Parental Involvement and the Parent-School Relationship, Karen Elayne Holyk-Casey

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Bleeding Cuba, Jen Howell

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Lowering the "Return to Prison Rate" Through the Scholar Rehabilitation Success, Otto R. Jimenez

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Coincidence, Matthew Kic

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Exploration of Disorganized Attachment in Emotionally Disturbed Children Through Art Therapy: Case Studies at a Therapeutic School, Vala Kondo-Legan

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Linking Resource Allocation to Student Achievement: A Study of Title 1 and Title 1 Stimulus Utilization, Kati Petersen Krumpe

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"Secrets" to System Designs that Maximize Customers' Satisfaction Beyond the Point of Sale, Jay Lee

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An Exploitation of Art in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship, Moriah Nessia Manning

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Project Bigfoot - Application of Systems Engineering and Management Principles to Requirements Development and Business Case Evaluation, Annika Matas

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Brown v. Board of Education (1954) An Analysis of Policy Implementation, Outcomes, and Unintended Consequences, Carla M. McCullough

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The Familiars, Matt McGinnis

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Work-cell Centric Satellite Pulse Flow Production System Integration Test, Jose L. Medina

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The Avoidance of Race: White Teachers’ Racial Identities in Alternative Teacher Education Programs and Urban Under-Resourced Schools, Kelley Marie McCann Miller

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Effectiveness of Self-Care: A Heuristic Study Exploring Art Making, Bikram Yoga, and Personal Journaling, Gina Marie Minardi

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Becoming Unionized in a Charter School: How Charter School Teachers Navigate the Culture of Choice, Elizabeth Montaño

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Miniature Sensor Technology Integration (MSTI) and Defense Support Program (DSP): A Heuristic Analysis, Jacqueline Newton

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Maverick of the Mounties, Tom Nowak

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Building Resilience Through Group Art Therapy with Youth Exposed to Risk, Lorraine Rose Pantic

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A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Obama Administration’s Education Speeches, Adriane Kayoko Peralta

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Art-Based Heuristically Informed Social Action for a Survivor of Childhood Complex Trauma, Anna Nicole Pirkl

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LAX Expansion Study, Jonté Robertson

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A Solution Proposal for the Bottled Water Problem Through Systems Engineering, Rossanny Rodriguez-Gotopo

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An Engineering Approach Investigating the Uptake and Phytotoxicity of One Type of Engineered Nanoparticle (CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots) by Solanum lycopersicum, Lynsey Alexandra-McLennan Salverson

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Building Spiritual Capital: The Effects of Kundalini Yoga on Adolescent Stress, Emotional Affect, and Resilience, Meliné Sarkissian

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An Archival Case Study Contextualized by a Chronological Review and Analysis of Helen B. Landgarten's Publications, Ronda Sells

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An Art-Based Heuristic Study of an Art Therapist's Struggles With Learning Disabilities and Anxiety Disorders During Adolescence, Ashley J. Semler

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Cancer Patients' Perception of Body Image: A Visual Exploration, Danielle Lauren Servedio

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An Exploration of Art Therapy with Street Children in Mumbai, India, Rucha Shirsalkar

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Rethinking Film Distribution, Mesrop Simonyan

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Baltimore or Less, Susan E. Smith

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Packingtown, Ryan Trevino

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Application of the Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs for the Blue Spider Case Study, Matt Trinca

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The Body's Imagery: Yoga and Art in Healing, Licia Wise

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The Oracle, James Zolliecoffer

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Acculturation and Identity Issues of Latino Adolescents, Hilda Cristina Aceves

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A System Approach to Satellite Test Equipment (STE) Readiness and Calibration Data Review, Alwyn Alcancia

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Towards An Indian Constructive Theology: Towards Making Indian Christians Genuinely Indians and Authentically Christians, Dominic K. Arputham

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Turnaround Strategies at an Underperforming Urban Elementary School: An Examination of Stakeholder Perspectives, Angela Watkins Bass

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Taken Over: The Story of the Locke High School Takeover Through a Qualitative Study of Student Voice, Joshua Michael Beardall

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Education Policy on Extra Classes: Implications for Secondary Education in Northern Ghana, Camillo Abatanie Bonsuuri

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Verification of Use Cases, Shannon Bouldin

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Fighting Fire With Fire: The Use of A Multimedia WebQuest in Increasing Middle-School Students’ Understandings of Cyberbullying, Elizabeth Ann Brewer

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Undocumented, Jenniffer Castillo

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Identifying the Essential Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Tasks for Aerospace Systems, Daniel Cho

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Systems Engineering Approach to Developing a Successful Business, Frank De Anda

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The Meadow, Michael Dodd

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Constructing Identity: An Art Therapy Exploration of Complex Trauma and Adolescent Development, Sarah C. Dunn

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College Preparation in a Low-Income, Urban, Public High School: A Case Study, Catherine Marie Foote

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Technology Insertion on Satellite Platforms, Candace Givens

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Action Jacksons, Derek Gordon and David Rogoff

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Big Brat, Derek Gordon and David Rogoff

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An Art Therapy Exploration of Complex Trauma and Addiction Treatment, Whitney Jade Gordy

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Revenue-Based Financial Modeling: A Sustainable Model for Medium-Size, Private, Mission-Based Schools of Education, Joseph Harbouk

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Test Procedure Validation Process, Tony Hernandez

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Integrated Scheduling Material Requirements Planning Lean Process, Alex Herrera

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Prayer in a Time of Sin: A Comparative Analysis of Christian, Buddhist, and Kashmiri Shaiva Doctrines, Viresh Hughes

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Expected and Unexpected Outcomes of a Service-Learning Program Rooted in Social Justice and Pragmatic Constructivism, Jeffrey M. Jenkins

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Applying Systems Engineering to Life, Jonathan Kaiser

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Facing Complex Trauma as it Impacts Countertransference and Clinical Work: An Art Therapist’s Journey Through Art and Journaling, Sunset N. Karner

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Strategies for Self-Care: A Case Study on the use of Mindfulness Meditation, Guided Imagery and Artistic Exploration, Hilary A. Kern

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Can We Play A Game? Art Therapy with a Child Who is Reluctant to Make Art, Brooke E. Knaack

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Literacy Achievement in Nongraded Classrooms, Anita Therese Kreide

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The Rise and Potential Fall of the Aerospace Industry: A Study of the Impacts of the Baby Boomers and a Proposed Solution for Bridging the Knolwedge Gap between Generations, Jeffrey Lesovoy

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Spirituality and Healing: Multicultural Implications within Art Therapy, Jennifer L. Lively

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Resiliency of Latino High School Students: The Impact of External and Internal Factors, Diana Marie Lucero

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Preferential Options and Palimpsests: Transferring the Founders’ Catholic Charism from Vowed Religious Educators to Lay Educators, Patrick Paschal Lynch