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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Teachers’ Knowledge, Perceptions and Practices Regarding Academic Literacy Development of Long-Term English Learners, Daniel William Alamo

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Art Museums and Latino English Learners: Teaching Artists in the K-8 Classroom, Veronica Alvarez

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Assisted Death: Historical, Moral and Theological Perspectives of End of Life Options, Catherine Bando

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Transformative Youth Organizing: A Decolonizing Social Movement Framework, Emily Estioco Bautista

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the perilous plight of the perplexing WILLIAM wilson, Roosevelt Brown II

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Headcases, Mark Buenning

Water Infiltration and Pollutant Rentention Efficiencies in the Ballona Creek Rain Garden, Jamie Lynn Burkhard

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The Intersection of Ethnic Studies and Public Policy: A Study of California High School Board Members' Perspectives, Russell Castañeda Calleros

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River of Names, Kylie Chi

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Missing in Action: A Critical Narrative Study of the Absence of Black Female Secondary Science Teachers, Nadia Despenza

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Soul Count, Mia Dingle

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Closing the Gap of the Educational Needs of Homeless Youth: A Case Study of a Mobile School and Youth Learning Center in Los Angeles, Tiffany G. Edwards

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A 30 Year Assessment of Fecal Indicator Bacteria (Escherichia coli and Enterococci) Along the Shoreline of Santa Monica Bay, California, Chris Enyart

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Flesh & Blood, Daril R. Fannin

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Transformative Urban Education Leaders in Los Angeles, Sarah Figueroa

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Casual Affairs, Ana Gamundi

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En Busca de un Futuro Mejor [In Search of a Better Future]: Understanding Charter School Selection by Immigrant Latina/o Families, Carlos Alberto Garcia

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Writing Ourselves Into Existence: A Spoken Word Artist’s Autoethnography of a Liberatory Hip-Hop Pedagogy, Kahlil Almustafa Gasper

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An Exploration of Art Therapy and Attunement in Treating Families with DCFS Involvement, Amanda Gonzalez

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House of the Rising Sun, Ben Gross

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Scrap Metal, Bonnie L. Harris

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Hablando de la herida: Honoring Spanish-Speaking Parents’ Experiences Obtaining School-Based Speech and Language Services for Their Children, Amalia W. Hernández

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Social Justice and the Superintendency: A Study of Eight Los Angeles County Superintendents, Matthew Hill

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Examining Relational Dynamics in Couples through an Art-Making Experience: A Replication Study, Kuangheng Hwang, Anna McNerney, Grace Palenik, and Kathleen Scheppe

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Paul's View on Marriage and the Teaching of the Magisterium on Marriage: Towards an Inculturation of the Igbo Understanding of Marriage, Valentine Ibe

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The Persian Art of Denial, Jasmine Jafari

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Quincy, Hunter Karas

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Medical Art Therapy, Hope Kinney and Elizabeth Mueller

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Navigating the Sexual Politics on the High School Campus: Testimonios of Young Chicana/Latinas, Mayra Alejandra Lara

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The Continuing Formation of Priests in China, Weiping Li

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Bad Company, Ashley Locher

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Art Therapy and Art History Theories, an Inquiry, Hannah L. Masters

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"Nevertheless, She Persisted": The Challenges and Opportunities Experienced by Novice Female Charter School Principals, Heather McManus

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Hitmans, Jordon Mitchell

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Defining Community-Based Art Therapy: How Art Therapy in School Settings is Facilitating Community-Based Art Therapy, Monica R. Morales

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Homegrown Teacher Project: Developing an Early Intervention Pipeline for Teachers of Color, Yadira Moreno

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Anselm on the Atonement in Cur Deus Homo: Salvation as a Gratuitous Grace, Thu Nguyen

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A Heuristic Exploration of the Intersections of Social Justice Theory, Community Art Therapy, and Cultural Humility, Beth Ordway

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Camp Suzanne: A Qualitative Case Study on Attachment Theory and Longevity Considerations for an Art Therapeutic Program for Incarcerated Mothers and their Children, Noelle Palm and Kaylee Falcon

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Reconstructing the Image of Self and God in Second Generation Korean American Catholic Women, Frances Park

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A Critical Interrogation of the Mind, Brain, and Education Movement: Toward a Social Justice Paradigm, Bibinaz Pirayesh

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Critical Mass, Tom Radovich

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Using Art to Illuminate Therapists Experiences Diagnosing Children with Trauma, Sarah Tokimi Raphael

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The Politics of Ethnic Studies, Cultural Centers, and Student Activism: The Voices of Black Women at the Academic Borderlands, Frederick Smith

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High Risk, Robert Walton Smith

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Art Therapy and Attachment Focused Treatment for Treating Children and Adolescents with Complex Trauma, Crystal Y. Solares

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A Qualitative Study of Adult Perspectives of Loyola Marymount’s Summer Arts Workshop, Colleen Stafford

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The Fear of Aging and the Self: A Heuristicaly Influenced Study, Leia R. Steingart

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How to Bring Young Adults into the Life of the Church, Huyen Truong

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Unseen, Camille Tucker

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Systems Engineering Analysis for Optimum Selection Protocol for Thermal Expansion Measurement of a Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Tube, Ronald Uchimiya

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In Our Own Voices: Perceptions of Teacher Care Among African American Male Secondary Students with Special Needs, Didi Watts

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A Paut Neteru Journey: An Autoethnographic Study of a Black Female Charter School Leader Using an Africentric Approach, Patricia Linn Williams

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Global Education: Assets and Challenges for Global Competency in Catholic Schools, Beate Winkler Nguyen

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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HANDY KSA: A Home Maintenance Solution for Saudi Arabia, Maram Alasmi

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A Multiphase, Integrated Solution to the Water Crisis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed H. Aldamer

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Reduction of Road Fatalities in KSA by Strengthening the Penalty System and Education, Adnan Saleh Alromi

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Transformative Community School Practices and Impacts: A Tale of Two Community Schools, Aixle D. Aman

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Potential of One-to-One Technology Uses and Pedagogical Practices: Student Agency and Participation in an Economically Disadvantaged Eighth Grade, Maria Dulce Silva Andrade Johnson

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Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Domestic Violence in Art Therapy Treatment, Ekaterini Angelis

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Ball is Life: Black Male Student-Athletes Narrate Their Division I Experiences, Eno Attah Meekins

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Improve the Education System in Saudi Arabia, Dana Bakry

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Forming and Supporting Lay Catholic Elementary School Principals as Spiritual Leaders, Erin C.O. Barisano

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Thornfield, Jane Campbell

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The Potential of Refugee Art to Inspire Empathy and Social Action, Zoé Cavnar-Lewandowski and Kelsey Gavin

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Using Assessment Data for Informed Decision-Making in Catholic High Schools, David Chambers

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The Schooling Experiences of African American Males Attending Predominately White Independent Schools, Dana Adams Coleman

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Assessing Couples’ Relationships Through Art Making: A Replication Study, Courtney Combe and Spencer Harden

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It All Adds Up: Professional Development, Content Knowledge, and Self-Efficacy in Middle School Math Teachers, Wendy Creek

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The Field, Brian Davis

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Signed, Her Soul, Shaniqua Durant

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Aerospace Intrapreneurship: Systems Engineering an Aerospace Front End, Leonard J. Figueroa

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Universal Design for Learning: A New Clinical Practice Assessment Tool Toward Creating Access and Equity for ALL Students, Diana Fogarty

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The Jig is Up, Alexis A. Franklin

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Listening to the Experts: Correctional and Community College Administrators’ Perceptions of How Collaboration Contributes to the Public Value of a Postsecondary Correctional Education Partnership, Luis S. Garcia

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Assessing the distribution of environmental stewardship organizations and their relationship to the demographics of Los Angeles County, Krystle M. Golly

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Orbital Debris Removal, Ryan Gomez

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An Exploration of Trauma Markers in the Artwork of Serial Killers, Kiran M. Haynes

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EV Charging Station Infrastructure, Yingfen Huang

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The Power of Empathy: A Critical Narrative Inquiry of Cultural Competencies in New Teachers, Marcus K. Hughes, Sr.

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A Critical Analysis of Sexuality Education in the United States: Toward an Inclusive Curriculum for Social Justice, Tiffani Kocsis

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Principals as Partners in Change: Insights on Common Core State Standards Implementation, Brian Lucas

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Registry X's Road to Lean - A Systems Approach, PJ Mallari

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Strawberry Fields, Sam J. McGoldrick

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BAAAMM, Angela R. Miller, Alice Mary Thomas, Melissa Rivera, Brooke A. Pfaff, Ana Zuanic, and Monica Esquivel

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A Review and Analysis of the MFT Clinical Art Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University in Connection to a Clinical Case Study, Edith Matilda Moses

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Visualizing the Transition Out of High-Demand Religions, Summer Anne Myers

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From Guest to Host: Cultural and Language Conflict in the Korean American Catholic Parish, Irene H. Park

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"When Do We Play?": Administrator, Teacher, and Parent Perceptions of Play in a Catholic Kindergarten Classroom, Aimée Eva Ramirez

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Exploring Resilience through the Observation of Group Art Therapy with Adolescents, Jamie N. Rios

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An Emancipatory Pedagogy of Jesus Christ: Toward a Decolonizing Epistemology of Education and Theology, Terrelle Billy Sales

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Spirituality and Art Therapy: The Practice of Sufi Zikr, Sufi Meditation Tamarkoz and Art-Making From an Art Therapist’s Lens, Leyla Salmassian

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Superintendent Turnover in Guam, Alvin Sanga

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Is Jesus’ Death on the Cross a Satisfaction for the Sins of Humanity or a Demonstration of God’s Love? A Theological Understanding of Atonement in Relation to the Sacrament of Reconciliation?, Raja Selvam

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Goodlands, Valerie Taylor

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Everyone Dies When They Come to My House, David Techman

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Sonoran, Brandon Valencia

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Lived History of a Transformative Leader with a Disability: An Evocative Autoethnography for Social Justice, Sofia Vergara

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Intercepting the Intergenerational Trauma of Mass Incarceration Through Art-Based Parent Programs, Ana Ruth Yela Castillo

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Establish an Online Government Employment System for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sarah Abdulbadie