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

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Theses, Research Projects and Dissertations from 2019

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Exploring the Experiences of Black Teachers with School Administrators in Los Angeles County, Geneva D. Matthews

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Self-Efficacy and STEM Career Interest in Black and Latino Middle School Students: A Study on the Next Generation Science Standards, Whitney McCormick

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A People's History of Art Therapy, Jessie McCurdy, Alexandria Richardson, and Kathaleena Thirtle

Blink of an Eye, Collin Nelson

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Spirituality, Mindfulness, and Art-Making in Mitigating Compassion Fatigue, Chau Nguyen

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Of Fire, James C. Norris III

Fishbowl, Gaurav Pathak

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A Heuristic Exploration of White Lesbian Identity and Cultural Humility Through Art Therapy, Jennifer Phelps

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Art Therapists' Work with Textiles, Sarah Potter

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The Windigo, Amanda Prentis

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An Effective High School Inquiry-Based Physics First Curriculum: Student and Alumni Perceptions, Fawzia Bibi Qazi

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Creating Creators Cinema Project: Transforming Lives through the Arts, Christian Quintero

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Dear Prudence, Ben Robertson-Macleod

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Cigar City, Rene T. Rodriguez

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Effects of Art Therapy on Dissociation Related to a Veteran’s Experience with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Camacho Ronald

No Bad Days, Ivan Salinas

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Toward a Unified Computer Learning Theory: Critical Techno Constructivism, Bryan Philip Sanders

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Host City, Inishmore, Jordan Sandfer

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Edifying the Spirit of Love and Liberation in the Education of Young Children: Lessons from Critical Pedagogy and Reggio Emilia Inspired Educators, Seyedeh Zahra Agha Seyed Yousef

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It Rains in ClearSkies, Joshua Singer

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African-American Male Perceptions on Public Schooling after Discipline: A Contextual Portrait from the Inner City, Kevin William Smith Jr.

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The Experience of Empathy Within Law Enforcement: An Art Exploration, BriAnne Timmons and Isabella Williams

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Pastoral Care, Mission, Tradition and Community: Alumnae Perceptions of a Catholic Female Single-sex High School, Samuel Torres

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Beyond Colonizing Epistemicides: Toward a Decolonizing Framework for Indigenous Education, Samuel B. Torres

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Art Exploration of Countertransference and Empathy Towards Clients with Substance Abuse, Mailynn Tran

This Won't Hurt, Chelsea Urech

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Transformative School-Community-Based Restorative Justice: An Inquiry into Practitioners' Experiences, Ariane White

Theses, Research Projects and 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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The Game Show, Annette V. Anderson

Feet of Fire, Amanda Ayres Abicalaffe

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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

The Pleasure Center, Taylor Blackburn

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Suggestion Box, Matthew R. Black

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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

Bear with Me, Carlos Cortes

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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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Blunt Trauma, Alexandra Dudley and Amanda Pierson

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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

Glory Daze, Ailish Elzy and David Larkin

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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

Saffron 'n Rose, Sarah Fatemi

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La Gonzalera, Eduardo Croes Febres

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Transformative Urban Education Leaders in Los Angeles, Sarah Figueroa

Z-Man, David Fortune

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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

My Scarlet Letter, Brendan Gates

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

Trace, Colin Gray

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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

Talking Shop, Karen Joseph Adcock

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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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Play the Fool, Daniel Martinez

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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

My Keeper, Caroline Papadimos

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

Sidelined, Sheena Pinkey

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

Star Patrol Space Squad, Patrick J. Pittis

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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

Feminist Boyfriend, Ashley M. Ryan

Tax Evasion: A Greek National Sport, Kyriaki Sarri

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Satellite Constellation Architecture and Design to take Advantage of On-Orbit Servicing and Repair, Douglas Sciortino

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Reclaiming Privation Theory for the Contemporary World, William Joshua Shrader-Perry

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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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One Eyed Suze, Elizabeth Stickley

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Quantum Mechanics, Eric Jordon Tate

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

Unseen, Camille Tucker