Loyola University Maryland

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Kolvenbach Summer Research Grant Recipients

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2014

Sarah Davarya M.S.
St. Elizabeth School
Adults with autism spectrum disorder: Supports and barriers to obtaining successful employment

Lauren Heery '15

York Road Partnership
Pedestrian Safety and Health Along the York Road Corridor

Lindsay Smith M.S., '15
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
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
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
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
Community Agency: Stella Maris Hospice
Hospice Treatment, Spirituality, and Quality of Care for End-of-Life Patients

Dominic T. Walker '13
Community Agency: St. Ignatius Loyola Academy
Socialization and Education: Navigating Class Difference in Education

2011

Patrick Diamond '13
Community Agency: Saint Vincent de Paul’s Home Connections programAlternative Financial Service & Homelessness

Rachel Firestone M.S. '12, Psychology
Community Agency: Caroline Center
Tackling Unemployment Among African-American Women in Baltimore

Daniel Kelly '12
Community Agency: Parks and People Foundation 
The effect of community gardening on attitudes and behaviors surrounding health and nutrition

Jacqueline Lovdahl '12
Commuity 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
Community Agency: Maryland State Office of Infectious Disease Prevention & Care Services
Refugees and Mental Health: The Search for Sanity

C. Matthew Cairns '10
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
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