Loyola University Maryland

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Kolvenbach Summer Research Grant Recipients

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2015

Tyler Cochran, ’17, Global Studies and Spanish

International Rescue Committee in Baltimore

Differing Psychological Response to Trauma among Torture Survivors

Jessica Valenti, ’16, Biology and Global Studies

Safe House of Hope

The Effects of Rites of Passage on Victims of Human Trafficking

2014

Giuliana Caranante, '15, Writing and Psychology



Richnor Spring Neighborhood Association



York Road Literacy and Employment Initiative 

Sarah Davarya M.S. '16, Psychology



St. Elizabeth School



Adults with autism spectrum disorder: Supports and barriers to obtaining successful employment

Lauren Heery '15, Interdisciplinary Biology/Chemistry & Interdisciplinary English/Classical Civilization



York Road Partnership



Pedestrian Safety and Health Along the York Road Corridor







Lindsay Smith M.S., '15, Psychology



Safe House of Hope



The relation between Sexual Risk Taking and Perception of Health Risk: A Preliminary Examination of Condom use Self-Efficacy and the Health Belief Model in Survivors of Sex Trafficking







Gena Stenger '15, Elementary Education



Acts 4 Youth



Identifying the Effectiveness of Teachers and Mentors for the "At-Risk Youth" of Acts 4 Youth and Increasing Student Retention Rates







2013

Briana Ciccarino '15, Global Studies



Community Agency: Caroline Center



Language: the power of words and who cares







Brett Kirkpatrick, M.S.'14,
Counseling Psychology



Community Agency: GEDCO



Greater Govans Community Food Assessment







Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner, Ph.D., Theology



Community Agency: Health Freedom



Partnering to Promote Health Equality and Justice in Baltimore







Thomas Patrick O’Donnell '15, English



Community Agency: DeWees Recreation Center



Restorative Justice and Community Building at the DeWees Recreation Center—Best Practices Research and Needs Assessment

2012

Lena Gloria Caesar, Ed.D., Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology



Community Agency: U.S. Dream Academy



Predictors of Language and Literacy Performance among At-Risk Students at the Baltimore Learning Center's After-School Program (ASP): A Curriculum Needs Assessment

Betsy Jenkins M.S. '13, Pastoral Counseling



Rev. Jill L. Snodgrass, Ph.D., Pastoral Counseling



Community Agency: Marian House



It's More Than a Job Club, Girlfriend!

Tiphanie G. Sutton M.S., Psychology



Martin F. Sherman, Ph.D., Psychology



Community Agency: Office of Teacher Support and Development of Baltimore City Public Schools



Supporting and Sustaining Educators of Baltimore City Public Schools: An Evaluation of the New Teacher Induction Program

Stephanie Tsang '14, Theology



Community Agency: Stella Maris Hospice



Hospice Treatment, Spirituality, and Quality of Care for End-of-Life Patients

Dominic T. Walker '13, Sociology



Community Agency: St. Ignatius Loyola Academy



Socialization and Education: Navigating Class Difference in Education

2011

Patrick Diamond '13, Global Studies



Community Agency: Saint Vincent de Paul’s Home Connections program



Alternative Financial Service & Homelessness

Rachel Firestone M.S. '12, Psychology



Community Agency: Caroline Center



Tackling Unemployment Among African-American Women in Baltimore

Daniel Kelly '12, Biology



Community Agency: Parks and People Foundation 



The effect of community gardening on attitudes and behaviors surrounding health and nutrition

Jacqueline Lovdahl '12, Communication



Community Agency: Esperanza Center 



Creating a blueprint for a successful pro bono legal clinic to serve Baltimore immigrants

Scott Strickman M.S. '12, Psychology



Community Agency: Caroline Center



Helping the Caroline Center Help Baltimore

2010

Heather E. Dark, M.S. '11, Psychology



Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Ph.D., Education Specialties



Community Agency: Greater Homewood Community Corporation along with



Barclay & Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle Schools



Investigating the Digital Divide in Two Baltimore City Schools to Enhance Community Involvement



Drew Leder, Ph.D., Philosophy



Rev. Timothy B. Brown, S.J., Law and Social Responsibility



Community Agency: Jessup Correctional Institution



JCI - Loyola Partnership

2009

Ayla D. Badell '11, Psychology



Community Agency: Maryland State Office of Infectious Disease Prevention & Care Services



Refugees and Mental Health: The Search for Sanity

C. Matthew Cairns '10, Finance and Interdisciplinary Political Science/Philosophy



Community Agency: Loyola University Maryland's York Road Redevelopment Committee



Engaging Businesses in the Greater Govans Community: The Potential for Business Incubation on York Road

Alicia K. Condon '10, Interdisciplinary Philosophy/Theology



Community Agency: St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore/Beans and Bread Outreach Center



Evaluating the Experiences of Beans and Bread Volunteers: A Qualitative Investigation



JungGeum Im, M.S. '10 Psychology



Community Agency: Joseph Richey Hospice



Relation between Resilience-related Traits and Volunteerism at Hospice



Elliot King, Ph.D., Communication



Barbara Vann, Ph.D., Sociology



Community Agency: Maryland Correctional Institution for Women College Degree Program



Developing a Blueprint for Creating a Sustainable Degree-granting Higher Education Program at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women

Donna Pitts, Au.D., CCC-A, The Loyola Clinical Centers



Kathleen Ward, M.S., The Loyola Clinical Centers



Community Agency: The Stadium Place, Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO)



Strategies for Improving Communication in Older Adults with Hearing Impairment

Catherine Savell, M.A., Modern Languages and Literatures



Community Agency: Immigration Outreach Service Center of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Baltimore



Assessing Immigrant Needs at the Immigrant Outreach Service Center of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Baltimore