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  • To locate the printed copy of a CSULB Thesis in the Library, search COAST by author or by title
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  • If you are a current member of the CSULB community, you can also search CSULB theses published since 1973 via our Dissertations and Theses database. CSULB theses published since 1997 are available for free downloading (full text) via this database. CSULB theses published prior to 1997 can be purchased through the Dissertations and Theses database or can be viewed in print in the Library.
  • If you are not a current member of the CSULB community, you can access full text versions of CSULB theses published since 2009 via the ProQuest PQDT Open Access database. Be aware that there is a period of about six weeks between the delivery of the manuscript to ProQuest and its online availability. Also, the thesis author may set up an embargo of six months to two years that prohibits public access to a document during the embargo. To access a CSULB thesis published in 2008 or earlier, you should ask your own library to request the thesis through Interlibrary Services or you can go to the ProQuest dissertations website and purchase a copy.
  • The Library's Dissertations and Theses Research Guide web page has more information about finding graduate level manuscripts.

2017 Outstanding Thesis and Project Report Award Winners

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College of Education

Melissa Mahoney, Educational Leadership- Thesis: Moving Toward an Anti-Deficit Perspective: African American Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

College of Health and Human Services

Dewi Ariani, Health Care Administration- Project: Amerindo International Nurse Recruitment Agency

Noelle Bringmann, Family and Consumer Sciences- Project: Transportation Program for Members of the Long Beach Village

Jennifer Campbell, Health Science- Thesis: Evaluation of the Pathway Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Type 2 Diabetes in Adulthood

Donna De Loera, Social Work- Thesis: Experiences of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors: A Qualitative Study of Their Written Journals

Brittany Goodwin, Speech-Language Pathology- Thesis: Parent’s Experiences Accessing Speech-Language Services Across Socioeconomic Levels Within Private Practice Settings

Michael Haswell, Kinesiology- Project: East Los Angeles Soccer Club: Elite Playing Opportunities for Underserved Student-Athletes with a Focus on Academic and Leadership Growth

Jesus Limon, Social Work- Project: Impact of Parental Incarceration on Family Reunification: California Welfare and Institution Code 361.5: A Policy Analysis

Stephan Moore, Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management- Project: Fundamentals of Emergency Management for Law Enforcement: A California P.O.S.T. Course for Rural Officers

Sarah Ottone, Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management- Thesis: A Qualitative Examination of Pretrial Decision-Making in Two California Counties

John Sassone, Family and Consumer Sciences- Thesis: Prevalence and Predictors of High Risk Supplement Use Among Collegiate Athletes  

Chelsea Soued and Michelle Wynne, Physical Therapy- Project: Functional Dorsiflexion Range of Motion Measurements in Individuals after CVA: A Pilot Study

Christina Tolentino-Baldridge, Nursing- Thesis: HIV Stigma: Beliefs and Attitudes of Nursing Students

College of Liberal Arts

Heather C. Barone, Communication Studies- Thesis: Bad Boss, What Are You Going to Do? An Investigation of Supervisor Misbehaviors

Marissa A. Jenrich, History- Thesis: “To Treat Her as a Woman”: African American Woman and Respectability in New York, 1860-1890

Manuel Romero, Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures- Thesis: Chronicling the Encounter: Wilderness and “Civilized” Spaces in Filippo Salvatore Gilij’s Essay on American History

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Gilbert Arias, Physics- Thesis: Fabrication of Josephson Junctions by Nanosphere Lithography

Cristal J. Burkhart, Science Education- Thesis: How High School Students Define and Classify Marine Animals

Rachel Ellena, Chemistry- Antimicrobia and Lipid Binding Properties of the C-Terminal Domain of Apolipoprotein A-I Determined Using a Novel Apolipophorin III/Apolipoprtein A-I (179-243) Chimera

Andrew C. Farris, Geology- Thesis: Quantifying Late Quaternary Deformation in the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California

David Michael Lizárraga, Biology- Thesis:  Effects of Large Inedible Particles on the Feeding Performance of Echinoderm Larvae

Jared Roger Sutton, Mathematics- Thesis: An Explicit Construction of the Character Table for Aut(S6) Representations of Aut(S6)

College of the Arts

Sinead Finnerty, Art History- Thesis: Outward and Boundless: Painting in the Age of Expansion

2016 Outstanding Thesis Award Winners


College of Education

Dominica J. Scibetta, Educational Leadership - Thesis: But the Greatest of These Is Love: How Staff Members Negotiate Their Relationships with LGBTQ Students at Christian Colleges and Universities

College of Health and Human Services

Carra Johnson, Kinesiology - Thesis: Managing Hostile Aggression: An Investigation of Moral Disengagement, Coaching Efficacy, and Responses to Athlete Agression Among High School Coaches

V. Kimbrell, Social Work - Project: Implementing a Kinship Care Model of Practice by Training Trainers Internationally: A Grant Proposal

Raquel Macias, Speech-Language Pathology - Thesis: The Effectiveness of Mental State Discourse Embedded into Shared Storybook Reading on the Development of Theory of Mind: An Examination of Children with Language Impairments and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Christina Stecki, Health Care Administration - Project: Whittier Lifecare: A Community Mental Health Services and Resource Center

College of Liberal Arts

Ashton Politanoff, English - Locals

Christopher E. Ortega, Anthropology - An Ethnohistorical Survey of Heteronormativity and Non-Heteronormativity: The Role of Etiological Myths in the Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Bronze Age Mesopotamia

Suzette Evangelina Zazueta, Religious Studies - Purifying the Body: Contemporary Notions of Purity and Pollution Concerning Intersex Persons

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Daniel Crear, Biology - The Effects of Temperature and Habitat on the Movement Patterns of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) Within an Urbanized River and Local Estuary

Phuong-Hieu Thi Nguyen, Chemistry - Design, Synthesis, Crystal Structure ad Magnetic Properties of Novel Osmium-Based Oxides in Ordered Rock Salt Structure Type

Juan Carlos Apitz, Applied Statistics - A Statistical Method for Selection, Classification and Network Construction in Genetic Systems

Sandra Milena Diez Pinzon, Physics - Magnetic Properties and Interface Scattering Contribution to the Anomalous Hall Effect in Cobalt / Palladium Multilayers

College of the Arts

Alyssa Schwendener, Art - The Most Fantastic Lie: The Invention of Lesbian Histories