Recent Student Projects

All students completing undergraduate research are required to submit their final projects to Connelly Library’s Digital Commons. Most students who submit choose to make their work public on the site, where it is accessible to prospective graduate programs and employers.

Please contact Rebecca Goldman, Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives, Connelly Library, at goldman@lasalle.edu if you have any questions about Digital Commons.

Students and Faculty Mentors
in Undergraduate Research Program

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Fall 2020 - Open

Gabriella Maniscalco
“Determining the Effect of Vaping on Vocal Quality among College Students”
Mentor: Dr. Cesar Ruiz

Jessica Brain
“Covid-19 and Stay at Home Orders: An Application of Routine Activity Theory in Philadelphia”
Mentor: Dr. Brian Wyant

Tre Schumacher
“Hegel and Complexity”
Mentor: Dr. James Church

Emma Ball
“Benefits of Incorporating Undergraduate SLPAs to Assist Graduate Students”
Mentor: Dr. Dana Bitetti

Narcy Marcelis Taveras Almonte
“The Effectiveness of the Plan Decenal de Educacion and Possible Improvements for the Dominican Republic’s Educational System”
Mentor: Dr. Victoria Ketz

Lam Doan
“Reconfiguration Graphs for Vortex Coloring”
Mentor: Dr. Janet Fierson

Priya Kavuru
“Intellectual Property Rights and Patient Law in the Pharmaceuticals Industry”
Mentor: Dr. Karen Reardon

Spring 2020 - Open

Charlotte Splendido
“The Relationship between Emotion Regulation and Video Games”
Mentor: Dr. Kelly McClure

Dominika Burkiewicz
“Types and Frequency of Code Switched Phrases in the Narratives of Spanish-English Bilingual Preschoolers”
Mentor: Dr. Dana Bitetti

Madison Clark
“Growing Up Mixed in America: A One Mic Podcast”
Mentor: Dr. Pamela Lannutti

Daniela Zambrano
“Microagressions”
Mentor: Dr. Kelly McClure

Alison Snyder
“Legal and Ethical Issues in the Workplace: A Typology and Analysis”
Mentor: Dr. Reardon

Jennifer Fermaintt
“Maternal Responding to Adolescent’s Emotion”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague

Jack Shakespeare
“Nurse-Patient rations and Its Effect on Job Satisfaction and Retention among Nurses”
Mentor: Dr. Mindy Tait

Victoria Goodman
“Rewriting Lives of Spanish and Latinx Women Caught in Prostitution: Project Dawn Court of Philadelphia”
Mentor: Dr. Victoria Ketz

Asada Sharif
“Sex Discrimination in Law”
Mentor: Dr. Bogle

Fall 2019 - Open

Tre Schumacher
“Phenomenology of Mathematics”
Mentor: Dr. John Hymers

Daniela Zambrano
“Microagressions”
Mentor: Dr. Kelly McClure

Saige-Marie Atkinson
“Effects of Television Characters on Body Image, Bod Dissatisfaction, and Disordered Eating”
Mentor: Dr. Kelly McClure

Samantha Kuhns
“Gender, Crime, and Victimization: Focus on Men”
Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Bogle

Samantha Caimi
“Gender, Crime, and Victimization: Focus on Women”
Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Bogle

Yitbarek Demesie
“Reconfiguration Graphs and Their Applications”
Mentor: Dr. Janet Fierson

Taylor Hafer
“Readability of Parent Informative Blogs for Speech-Language Early Intervention”
Mentor: Dr. Dana Bitetti

Amanda Chapin
“Mental Health Stigma”
Mentor: Dr. Kelly McClure

Spring 2019 - Open

Alexis Dunn
“Resistance Art for a Change”
Mentor: Dr. Siobhan Conaty

Eduard Yelagin
“ICO as Mainstream Method of Capital Raising”
Mentor: Dr. Evgenii Radeskii

Mary Buckley
“Disfluency by Word Type in Children Who Stutter”
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Kleinow

John Green
“The Effects of the Sovereign Debt Crisis on Greek Trust in EU Institutions”
Mentor: Dr. Adam Pellillo

Thanh Huong Tra Nguyen
“Why Vietnam is the Most Attractive Investment Market in ASEAN in 2018”
Mentor: Dr. Walter Schubert

Ann Wickersham
“The Evolution of Youtube”
Mentor: Dr. Mark Lashley

Astrid Olivera and Sarah Gallagher
“Readability of Speech Pathology and Audiology Informational Handouts”
Mentor: Dr. Dana Bitetti

Klaudia Sikora
“Corporate Social Responsibility at Work in For-Profit and Non-Profit Organizations”
Mentor: Dr. Karen Reardon

Ana Catavina Carvahlo Pereira
“Science Fiction in Spanish Literature”
Mentor: Dr. Victoria Ketz

Cristisha Mercado Liriano
“Violence against Women in Dominican Republic”
Mentor: Dr. Victoria Ketz

Jordan Markoski
“Gender Differences in Gratitude”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson

Fall/Summer 2018 - Open

Daniel Gomez
“Quantum Cryptanalysis of Hidden Linear Functions: Junk Bits
Mentor: Dr. Richard DiDio

Stephen Pierce
“Early U.S. Foreign Policy
Mentor: Dr. Stuart Leibiger 

Nicholas Maurer
“Enterprise Networking from the Ground Up”
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Blum

Thanh Huong Tra Nguyen
“Impact of Economic War between United States and China on Currencies of US and Some East Asian Countries”
Mentor: Dr. Walter Schubert

Amanda Piazza
“Philosophy of Ethics in Watchman”
Mentor: Dr. Craig Franson

Christopher Spalding and James Lochte
“How Will the Politics and Government of Hong Kong change When the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Policy has Expired”
Mentor: Dr. Emma Leonard-Boyle

Shawn Garis
“Phenomenological Study of Discrimination among Afro-Latino Adults”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague

Tamirah Robinson
“Ambiguity in the #Me Too Movement”
Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Bogle

Raquelle Walker-White
“#Me Too Movement Solutions”
Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Bogle

Spring 2018 - Open

Collin Pierlott
“Beowulf: Translation and Interpretation”
Mentor: Dr. Marjie Allen

Cassandra Knestaut
“Dating Violence in College: From Problems to Solutions”
Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Bogle

Rylee Charbeneau
“The Ethical Composition of Every Bite”
Mentor: Dr. Hymers

Daniel Gomez
“Quantum Cryptanalysis of Hidden Linear Functions: Junk Bits”
Mentor: Prof. Richard DiDio

Fall 2017 - Open

Nicholas Lario
“Student Perception of High Crime Areas on a College Campus”
Mentor: Prof. Brian Wyant

Christion Smith
“Imprisoned in the Hood: An Examination of Social Ecology Influenced by Mass Incarceration and its Effects on Low Income College Students’ Mental Health and Stress Levels.”
Mentor: Prof. Caitlin Taylor

Davon Mandy
“Liquor Stores & Crime: Does Liquor Store Density Lead to Higher Levels of Disorder and Crime?”
Mentor: Prof. Brian Watts

Alanna Inman
“A Systematic Review on the Quality of Care for People with Dementia among Health Care Providers”
Mentor: Prof. Janine Mariscotti

Janeyshka Ortiz
“Social Media’s Effect on Relationships and Emotions”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson

Ludmille Glaude
“Santeria in Current Times”
Short Title: Santeria in Current Times
Mentor: Prof. Luisa Ossa

Marquis Dodd
“Developing Perspectives in Truth and Justice”
Mentor: Prof. Whitney Howell

Spring 2017 - Open

Casey Howard
“Synthesis of Cu(I) Ethylene Complexes; Understand the Role of Ethylene in Plant  ”
Mentor: Michael Prushan, Chemistry

Robert Scholle
“Consecutive Prime Labeling of Graphs.”
Mentor: Janet Fierson, Computer Science

Anthony Kelly
“Raspberry Pi: Design and Implementation.”
Mentor: Thomas Blum, Computer Science

Marleny Rodriguez
“Research: Attachment & Sexual Abuse II.”
Mentor: Diana Montague, Counseling and Family Therapy

Faisal Malik
“The Influence of Chemical Environment on Bifurcating Reaction Mechanisms.”
Mentor: Zeb Kramer, Chemistry

Karolia Matyka-Dabrowski
“The Power of Words: Feminism in Latin American Literature.”
Mentor: Victoria Ketz, Foreign Languages

Terry Juliano
“Her or Villain? Portrayals of Police Officers in the News Media: A Content Analysis of Two Philadelphia Newspapers Post Ferguson.”
Mentor: Brian Wyant, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Kimberly Heybach
“Case Management in SLP.”
Mentor: Jennifer Kleinow, Speech-Language-Hearing Science

Nashay Kenneth
“Displacement of Afro-Columbian Women.”
Mentor: Luisa Ossa, Foreign Languages

Anthony Giampa
“Maintaining Same Sex Relationships.”
Mentor: Marianne Dainton, Communication

Collin Pierlott
“Normans vs Anglo-Saxons, 1066.”
Mentor: George Stow, History

Daniel Parker
“An Inquiry into Functions of Escapism Through Art and Pop Culture.”
Mentor: James Jesson, English

Brian Vazquez
“Religiosity and Prejudice in Christian and Muslim Students.”
Mentor: Kelly McClure, Counseling and Family Therapy

Tiffany Grutza
“Synthesis NMR Investigation of Warfarin.”
Mentor: William Price, Chemistry

Janine Peca
“Code Mixing in Narrative of Spanish-English Dual Language Learners.”
Mentor: Dana Bitetti, Speech

Michal Koren
“Being “With Women”: Midwifery.”
Mentor: Barbara Hoerst, Nursing

Fall 2016 - Open

Kimberlee Holness
“Research: Effortful Control.”
Mentor: Diana Montague, Counseling and Family Therapy

Christopher Berry
“Stress Behind Bars: A Content Analysis of Financial Stressors among Male and Female Inmates in Two Maximum Security Prisons.”
Mentor: Brian Wyant, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Alysssa Coriasco
“Determining Progression of Communication Behaviors in Children in LEAP program at La Salle University.”
Mentor: Carole Patrylo, Education

Maureen Hoey
“Determining Progression of Communication Behaviors in Children in LEAP program at La Salle University.”
Mentor: Carole Patrylo, Education

Victoria Ziemek
“Mental Healthcare in Prisons.”
Mentor: Caitlin Taylor, Psychology

Fabian Bergman
“Characterization of Mycobacteriophage Felix1.”
Mentor: Marsha Timmerman, Integrated Science, Business, and Technology

Hannah Brough
“Is Bi-Culturism a Myth?”
Mentor: Hsiao-Ping Biehl, Foreign Languages

Mary Grupp
“Understanding Human rights Discourse Through Toni Morrison’s
Mentor:
Craig Franson

Eric Frazier
“Exploration of Game Design.”
Mentor: Raymond Kirsch, Computer Science

Spring 2016 - Open

Kelly White
“Mindsets in Speech-Language Therapy.”
Mentor: Jennifer Kleinow, Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Matthew Simpson
“CEO Pay During Bankruptcy.”
Mentor: Elizabeth Cooper, Finance.

Justin Ford
“Emerging VR Design.”
Mentor Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Daniel Sgambato
“Shots Fired: Space-time Interactions between Violent Crime and Office Involved shooting in Philadelphia.”
Mentor: Brian Wyant, Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Kimberlee Holness
“Research: Effortful Control.”
Mentor: Diana Montague, Counseling and Family Therapy.

Justin Kaluza
“Adherence to Traditional Gender Roles and Rape Myth Acceptance among Cisgendered and Transgendered Men and Women.”
Mentor: Megan Spokas, Counseling and Family Therapy.

Camila Polanco
“Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence.”
Mentor: LeeAnn Cardaciotto, Counseling and Family Therapy.

Brian Vazquez
“Prejudice in Social Problem Solving.”
Mentor: Kelly McClure, Counseling and Family Therapy.

Nicole Costa
“The Effect of Robotics on Test Scores and Involvement in STEM Fields.”
Mentor: Prof Janet Fierson, Computer Science.

Fall 2015 - Open

Kelsey Yaiser
“Evaluating Language Complexity in Private Schools vs Public Schools.”
Mentor: Joan Luckhurst, Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Katelyn Lavin and Megan Leonard
“Determining Glottal Fry Among Female College Students.”
Mentor: Cesar Ruiz, Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Christi-Marie Williamson
“Do Bilingual Speech Pathology Services in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Meet ASHA’s Bilingual Treatment Standards?”
Mentor: Cesar Ruiz, Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Bridgette McCoy
“Personality Perception of Individuals Who Stutter, Individuals with a Heavy Accent, and Individuals with Standard English.”
Mentor: Prof. Cesar Ruiz, Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Camila Polanco
“Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence.”
Mentor: LeeAnn Cardaciotto, Counseling and Family Therapy.

Aisha Abuhanak
“Phage Infection Utilizing Mycobacterium Moody21.”
Mentor: Marsha Timmerman, Integrated Science, Business, and Technology (ISBT).

Sarah Thompson
“Phage Infection Utilizing Mycobacterium SLIM64.”
Mentor: Marsha Timmerman, Integrated Science, Business, and Technology (ISBT).

Nadia Casildo
“Phage Infection Utilizing Mycobacterium Smegmatis Course.”
Mentor: Marsha Timmerman, Integrated Science, Business, and Technology (ISBT).

Jeanette Daniels
“Global Justice.”
Mentor: Carolyn Plump, Business Law.

Spring 2015 - Open

Patricia Becker
“An Examination of the Controversies Over Sexual Assault.”
Mentor: Prof. Kathleen Bogle, Sociology and Criminal Justice; Director, Women Studies.

Mary Kate Connelly and Kaylie McNally
“Phonological Awareness and Hearing.”
Mentor: Prof. Joan Luckhurst, Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Nicole Costa
“The Influence of Robotics on Women in Stem.”
Mentor: Prof. Michele Fowler, Education.

Chelsey Curran
“Enhancing Experiential Sales Training Roleplays with Real Time Prompting.”
Mentor: Prof. David Jones, Marketing.

Bria Higgs
“Mental Health and Recidivism.”
Mentor: Prof. Caitlin Taylor, Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Molly Kitchell
“Impact of Vocal Characteristics on Students’ Perceptions of Members.”
Mentor: Prof. Cesar Ruiz, Speech, Language, Hearing Science.

Kaylie McNally and Mary Kate Connelly
“Phonological Awareness and Hearing.”
Mentor: Prof. Joan Luckhurst, Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Jillian Ranck
“Use of Parallel Translated Versions of Text to Assist Second Language Learners.”
Mentor: Prof. Cesar Ruiz, Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

William Repetto
Tintin in Academia: a Semiotic Approach.”
Mentor: Brother Leonard Marsh

Tanya Riddick
“Examining Phage Infection Utilizing Mycobacterium Smegmatis.”
Mentor: Prof. Marsha Timmerman, Integrated Science, Business, and Technology (ISBT).

John Schatz
“Education in the GLOW Area.”
Mentor: Prof. Robert Vogel, Education (Leadership and Global Understanding).

Samantha Sardella
“The Impact of Color on a Person’s Affinity to Have Involvement in Non-Profit Brands.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Rebecca Sweeney
“Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Is Title IX the Answer?”
Mentor: Prof. Kathleen Bogle, Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Fall 2014 - Open

Patricia Becker
“Prison Healthcare Costs.”
Mentor: Prof. Brian Wyant, Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Melinda Catalana
“Why Students Choose Speech-Language-Hearing.”
Mentor: Prof. Cesar Ruiz, Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Torianne Clarke
“Income and Delayed Gratification.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Carmen A. Esposito
“Discrete Mathematics.”
Mentor: Prof. Carl P. McCarty, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Judrick Fletcher
“Sports Industry Visual Design.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Marina Hansen
“Drugs on Money.”
Mentor: Prof. Brian Wyant, Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Bethany Lowe
“Animation and Advertising.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Thomas MacLeod
“American Culture and Sports Movies.”
Mentor: Brother Gerard Molyneux, Communication.

Tyler McKee
“Vietnam War Drama.”
Mentor: Prof. James Jesson, English.

Shea Mullooly
“Italian and American Product Design.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Gabrielle Sarlo
“Estrogen and Psychosis, II.”
Mentor: Prof. Lynn Collins, Psychology.

Mujeebat Suleiman
“Infant Outcomes in Nurse-Family Partnership.”
Mentor: Prof. Zane Robinson Wolf, Nursing.

Nicole Turner
“Narratives: Adults Who Stutter.”
Mentor: Prof. Jennifer Kleinow, Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Fall 2013 / Spring 2014 - Open

Johanna Beck
“Using Sandwich ELISA to Measure GFAP Concentration in Rat Astrocytes.”
Mentors: Profs. David Cichowicz, Chemistry, and Gerald Ballough, Biology.

Patricia Becker
“Peer Support and Recidivism.”
Mentor: Prof. Caitlin Taylor, Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Connor Bertscha
“The Eisner Project: Black and White vs. Color.”
Mentor: Prof Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Adam X. Bielen
“Rural Life in Polish Galicia.”
Mentor: Prof. Barbara C. Allen, History.

Amy Bonsal
“Johnny Cash’s American IV: The Man Comes Around as a Musical Memoir.”
Mentor: Prof. James Jesson, English.

Salvatore Calvo
“Funding Characteristics of an Established Crowdfunding Platform.”
Mentor: Prof. Janet Fierson, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Toriann Clarke
“Parental Stress and Children’s Perceptions of Future Employment: Where is the Family in Work-Family Conflict?”
Mentor: Prof. Simon Moon, Psychology.

Robert Duffy
“The Function of Vasodilator‐Stimulated Phosphoprotein (VASP) on Enteropathogenic E.Coli (EPEC) attachment to intestinal epithelial cells.”
Mentor: Prof. David Zuzga, Biology.

Jacob Erdy
“I am my Brother’s Keeper.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Bianca Gallagher
“Love and Relationships in Shakespeare’s King Lear.”
Mentor: Prof. Claire Busse, English.

Carmelo Gaudite
“A Further Look at the Human Neuron.”
Mentor: Prof. Marsha Timmerman, ISBT.

Justin Gilloran
“Entrepreneurship: Combining Academia and Experience.”
Mentor: Steven Melick; Director, La Salle Center for Entrepreneurship.

Nico Greco
“Wood-Polymers in Additive Manufacturing.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Sammantha Griffin
“Comparing Speech-Language Pathology and Special Education Students’ Knowledge Acquisition about Alternative & Augmentative Communication.”
Mentor: Prof. Cesar Ruiz; Speech, Language, Hearing Science.

Brian Hill
“College Students’ Perception of Theft.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Katie Hummel
“‘Woman to Woman’: Hegemonic Feminism and the Response to Patriarchy under Apartheid in Paton and Mda.”
Mentor: Prof. Judith Musser, English.

David Hyman
“Contemporary Issues in Cyber Ethics.”
Mentor: Prof. Jordan Copeland, Religion.

Rashika Kaushik
“Effect of Suicide Ideation Teaching Plan on Emergency Unit Registered Nurses’ Referrals to Psychiatry.”
Mentor: Prof. Zane Robinson Wolf, Nursing.

Ezekiel Leeds
“The Role of Spectacle in the Postmodern Aesthetic in Don DeLillo’s Mao II.”
Mentor: Prof. Kevin Grauke, English.

Cayanne Liew
“Ethanol Measurements of Different Systems.”
Mentor: Prof. David Cichowicz, Chemistry.

Lianne F. McCluskey
“Social Media’s Influence on the Spiral of Silence Theory in Relation to the June 2013 Turkish Protests.”
Mentor: Prof. Katie Neary Dunleavy, Communication.

Tahisha Martelly
“Violence Against Women on College Campuses.”
Mentor: Prof. Donna Fiedler, Social Work.

Jack Meeker
“Project GhostRider.”
Mentor: Prof. William Weaver, ISBT.

Anne Therese J. Namocatcat
“Filipino-Americans: The Search for Identity.”
Mentors: Prof. Charles Gallagher, Sociology and Criminal Justice; Prof. Vivienne Angeles, Religion.

Erin Rodin
“Comparing Speech-Language Pathology and Special Education Students’ Knowledge Acquisition about Alternative & Augmentative Communication.”
Mentor: Prof. Cesar Ruiz; Speech, Language, Hearing Science.

Gabrielle Sarlo
“Effects of Estrogen on Mood, Psychosis, and Cognition.”
Mentor: Prof. Lynn Collins, Psychology.

Carnelita Slaughter
“Ardeur and Persona: The Transition from Unknown to Known by Successful Bloggers.”
Mentor: Prof. John Beatty, English.

Savanna Smith
“A Further Look at the Human Neuron.”
Mentor: Prof. Marsha Timmerman, ISBT.

Rachael Steinway-D’Ostilio
“Issues of Consent in Sexual Assault Cases.”
Mentor: Kathleen Bogle, Sociology and Criminal Justice; Director, Women’s Studies.

Mark Ventresca
“The Educational Work of the De la Salle Brothers in Cuba: Revolution, Exile, Diaspora, and Return.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Sabrina Vitet
“College Students’ Perception of Theft.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Miranda Yiengst
“Perceptions of On-Line Dating.”
Mentor: Prof. David Falcone, Psychology.

Fall 2012 / Spring 2013 - Open

Danielle Beck
“Comparison of Expressive Syntax in Pre-School Aged Children with Cochlear Implants and Those with Typical Hearing.”
Mentor: Prof. Joan Luckhurst (Speech-Language-Hearing Science)

Ben Bousquet
“Emotion and Empathy in High School Age Youth.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

Alex Brazinski
“The Effectiveness of Mindfulness in the Reduction of State Anxiety Caused by External Stimuli.”
Mentor: Prof. Simon Moon (Psychology)

Caitlin Bowden, “Computer Assisted Design: 3-D Printing.”
Mentors: Profs. Conrad Gleber and Christopher Manzione (Digital Arts)

Justin Campbell
“Perceptions of Safety in the Neighborhood Surrounding Campus.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

Michelle Capozzi
“Social Work and Coaching Styles.”
Mentor: Prof. Donna Fiedler (Social Work)

Natalie Castelan
“Attitudes and Perceptions Related to the Term Intellectual Disability.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

Alex Confer
“Steric Effects on the Formation of µ-oxo-centered nickel(II) hexamers.”
Mentor: Prof. William Price (Chemistry)

Marisol G. Custodio
“Enabling Patterns in Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs).”
Mentor: Prof. Katie Dunleavy (Communication)

Jessica DiVenere
“Method Development for Transfection of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells with a Luciferase Containing Plasmid.”
Mentor: Prof. Marsha Timmerman (Integrated Science, Business, and Technology)

Jocelyn Elderton
“Odors and Task Learning.”
Mentor: Prof. Patrica Wilson (Psychology)

Kelsey Feret
“Odors & Mindfulness.”
Mentor: Prof. Patrica Wilson (Psychology)

Giovanni Finazzo
“How Search Engine Optimization Can Help You.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber (Digital Arts)

Andrew Guzman
“Observer Coding of Videotaped Facial and Gaze Behaviors of Participants in an Emotion Development Study.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

Kristen Heaney
“Rainbow Coloring and Optimization.”
Mentor: Prof. Janet Fierson (Mathematics and Computer Science)

Regina Heffernan
“Relation between University Alternative Sanction Programs and Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Protective Strategies.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

Alysia Korn
“Analysis and Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Water System Design of a Wetland Mitigation Site.”
Mentor: Prof. Gary Kribbs (Environmental Science; AEON Geoscience, Inc.)

Ezekiel Leeds
“College Students’ Perceptions of Environmental Stewardship.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

Bernadette Lewcun
“The Relation Between Family History of Cancer and Health-Related Behaviors.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

Melanie Maida
“Taste and Personality: Are They Related?”
Mentor: Prof. Caesar Ruiz (Speech-Language-Hearing Science)

Kevin C. McGarvey
“Association between Musical Instrument Training and Verbal Memory.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

John Menton
“The Relationship between Resident Assistants’ Attitudes towards Suicide and Their Perceived Likelihood to Utilize Suicide Prevention Interventions.”
Mentor: Prof. Megan Spokas (Psychology)

Joseph Morris
“Attitudes and Perceptions Related to the Term Intellectual Disability.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

Brianna Murray
“A Look at Theory of Mind Sophistication and Empathic Responding Among Preschool-Age Children.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

Chance Nagle
“Purpose, Development, and Validation of Ecologically Valid Videos of Emotion for the Assessment of Empathy Related Processes.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

Alessandra Ognibene
“Taste and Personality: Are They Related?”
Mentor: Prof. Caesar Ruiz (Speech-Language-Hearing Science)

Alberly Perez
“Social Problem-Solving & Stress Among Working College Students.”
Mentor: Prof. Kelly McClure (Psychology)

Amanda Russo
“Perfect Graphs: An Application and a Conjecture.”
Mentor: Prof. Janet Fierson (Mathematics and Computer Science)

Patrick Sammon
“A Study of Film Editing.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber (Digital Arts)

Candice Schumann
“An Agent-Based Approach to a Strongly Dynamic Sequential Competition Knapsack Problem.”
Mentor:  Prof. Timothy Highley (Mathematics and Computer Science)

Marina Solomos
“Synthesis and Properties of a nickel(II) complex of 1,3-bis(2-formylphenylthio)propane oxime.”
Mentor: Prof. William Price (Chemistry)

Cristine Tedesco
“Taste and Personality: Are They Related?”
Mentor: Prof. Caesar Ruiz (Speech-Language-Hearing Science)

Melissa Tyrrell
“Roles of Determinants of Achievement.”
Mentor: Prof. Judith Stull (Sociology and Criminal Justice)

Sarah Ziegler
“Observer Coding of Videotaped Facial and Gaze Behaviors of Participants in an Emotion Development Study.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana P. F. Montague (Psychology)

Fall 2011 - Open

Tiara Brown
“Fathers’ Influences on Their Daughters’ University Experiences.”
Mentor: Prof. Lynn Collins, Psychology.

Wesley Davis
“Association Between Childhood Trauma and Impulsivity.”
Mentor: Prof. Megan Spokas, Psychology.

Jacob Dylik
“Personalizing News and Media in the 21st Century: Understanding the Transformations in the Way People, Professionals, and Brands Operate in a Social and Digital World.”
Mentor: Brother Gerald Molyneaux, Communication.

Rebecca Owen Fontenot
“Transportation to the White Highlands: An Investigation of the Social Order of the British Colony in Kenya.”
Mentor: Prof. Michael McInneshin, History.

Sylvia Ghaly
“History and Development of Film Title Sequences.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Lentner Jaraba
“Research: Benefits of Affiliation, II.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Kyle Jasso
“Mobile Application Development, II.”
Mentor: Prof. Thomas Blum, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Steven Johnston
“Defining Terrorism in Law.”
Mentor: Prof. Michael Boyle, Political Science.

Amanda Kalk
“History and Development of Film Title Sequences.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Morgan Kamerdze
“Global Study of Future Outlook, II.”
Mentor: Prof Dahra Williams, Psychology.

Sarah Kennedy
“Training in Sales Skills.”
Mentor: Professor David Jones, Marketing.

Sun Kim
“Music and Emotions.”
Mentor:  Prof. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Kathleen Lewis
“Youth Sexual Behavior: A Cross-Cultural Comparison.”
Mentor: Prof. Kathleen Bogle, Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Trevor McLaughlin
“Current Practices of Disaster Relief with Adults.”
Mentor: Prof. Donna Fiedler, Social Work.

Andrea Moffa
“Brain Damage in Rodent Models of Binge Drinking: How Much is Too Much?”
Mentor: Prof. Gerald Ballough, Biology.

Matthew Neski
“Storytelling through Game Narrative.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Rebecca-Rose Perez
“Research: Benefits of Affiliation, II.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Hayley Rees
“Youth Sexual Behavior: A Cross-Cultural Comparison.”
Mentor: Prof. Kathleen Bogle, Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Gil Rivera
“Brain Damage in Rodent Models of Binge Drinking: How Much is Too Much?”
Mentor: Prof. Gerald Ballough, Biology.

Kevin Smith
“Documentary Film on the African-American Great Migration North.”
Mentors: John  Beatty, English; Huntley Collins, Communication.

Gregory Spraggins
“Character Development Aspects of Game Design.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Brendan Young
“Bereavement Programs in Higher Education.”
Mentor: Prof. Jeanine Mariscotti, Social Work.

Spring 2011 - Open

Jessika Acilio
“The Impact of Flowers on Negative Mood States, II.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Lauren Berkoski
“Negative Maintenance Behaviors and Jealousy on Facebook.”
Mentor: Prof. Marianne Dainton, Communication.

Briana Bronstein
“Effectiveness of Integrated Approaches in an Autistic Support Classroom.”
Mentor: Prof. Carole Patrylo, Education.

Tiara C. Brown
“Fathers’ Impacts on Daughters’ College Experiences.”
Mentor: Prof. Lynn Collins, Psychology.

Keely Byron
“National Bias in the Presentation of History.”
Mentor: Prof. Stuart Leibiger, History.

Christina Carty
“CEO Pay.”
Mentor: Prof. Elizabeth Cooper, Finance.

Travis Cunningham
“Crystal Medicine and Aboriginal Spirituality.”
Mentor: Prof. Stefan Schindler, Philosophy. (Research conducted at Deakin University, Australia.)

Rachel Diver
“Research on Emotion Expression, II: MAX.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana Montague, Psychology.

Kathryn Feld
“Research on Philadelphia Social Circles ca. 1900: A Signed Belfield Table Scarf.”
Mentor: Prof. James Butler, English.

Jeffrey Fonseca
“Research in the Ecology of Emotion: Fear, II.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Lindsay Fry
“Impact of Environmental Sounds on Performance, II.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Timothy Gallen
“Security Detection for Botnets.”
Mentor: Prof. Margaret McCoey, Mathematics and Computer Science.

John Himmelman
“Mobile Application Development.”
Mentor: Prof. Thomas Blum, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Lentner Jaraba
“Research: Benefits of Affiliation.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Kyle Jasso
“Mobile Application Development.”
Mentor: Prof. Thomas Blum, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Morgan Kamerdze
“Research: Comparison of Positive Global Outlook among United States and Tanzanian Students, II.”
Mentor: Dr. Dahra J. Williams, Psychology. (Research conducted at Makumira University College, Tumaini University, Tanzania, continuing Fall 2010 research on same topic at La Salle University.)

Suzanne Lipovsky
“How the Media Shapes Public Perception of Youth.”
Mentor: Prof. Kathleen Bogle, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice.

Brian Murphy
“Mobile Application Development.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Elena Pace
“Error-Monitoring and Speech Motor Control.”
Mentor: Prof. Jennifer Kleinow, Speech-Language-Hearing.

Rebecca-Rose Perez
“Research: Benefits of Affiliation.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Ashley Pfeiffer
“Evelen Waugh’s England.”
Mentor: Prof. Stephen Smith, English.

Shannon Prendergrast
“How to Mentor Middle School Students.”
Mentor: Prof. Marjorie Allen, Integrative Studies; English.

Sara Shaw
“Research on Theory of Mind, II.”
Mentor: Prof. Diana Montague, Psychology.

Gregory Spraggins
“Mobile Application Development.”
Mentor: Prof. Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Nathaniel Tarnoviski
“A Preliminary Edition of the First Volume of Alexander Baumgarten’s Aesthetics.”
Mentor: John Hymers, Philosophy.

Christopher Wolk
“Relationships among Self-Efficacy, Metacognition, and Comprehension.”
Mentor: Prof. Sharon Lee Armstrong, Psychology.

Fall 2010 - Open

Jessika Acilio
“Research: Flowers & Mood States.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Christine Diana
“Israeli Mandate & the Middle Eastern Conflict.”
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Hill, Political Science.

Rachel Diver
“Research on Emotion Expression.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague, Psychology.

Jeffrey Fonseca
“Research: Ecology of Emotion—Fear.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Lindsay Fry
“Research: Environmental Sounds & Performance.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Morgan Kamerdze
“Research: Comparison of Positive Global Outlook among United States and Tanzanian Students.”
Mentor: Dr. Dahra J. Williams, Psychology.

Adam Kammler
“Research: Tracing a Myth–Cinderella in Many Cultures.”
Mentor: Dr. Vincent Kling, Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Trevon Rainford
“Research: Cultural Attitudes and Philadelphia’s Ethnic Restaurants.”
Mentor: Dr. Pingjun Jiang, Marketing.

Stefanie Poehacker
“Research: Environmental Sounds and Performance.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson, Psychology.

Sara Shaw
“Research: Theory of Mind.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague, Psychology.

Michael Sweeney
“Research: The History of Psychology at La Salle.”
Mentor: Brother Joseph Burke, Psychology.

Spring 2010 - Open

Elizabeth Costello
“Psychological First Aid and Children.”
Mentor: Dr. Donna Fiedler, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice.

Meghan Kraenbring
“Making a Case for Ecological Validity: Using Stories and Dynamic Videos to Study Empathy in Young Children.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague, Psychology.

Kathleen E. McNeill
“Making a Case for Ecological Validity: Using Stories and Dynamic Videos to Study Empathy in Young Children.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague, Psychology,

Andrew North
“Nanoelectronics: The Future of Energy.”
Mentor: Dr. Michael Prushan, Chemistry.

Stefanie Poehacker
“Environmental Sounds & Performance.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson. Psychology.

Nathaniel C. Tarnoviski
“Plight of the American Citizen within Stalin’s Gulag.”
Mentor: Dr. Barbara Allen, History.

Jessica C. Ulmer
“Making a Case for Ecological Validity: Using Stories and Dynamic Videos to Study Empathy in Young Children.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague, Psychology.

Megan Weiss
“The Effects of the 2007 Earthquake on Afro-Peruvian Populations.”
Mentor: Dr. Luisa Ossa, Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Fall 2009 - Open

Cory Anotado
“ActionScript for Game Design.”
Mentor: Dr. Conrad Gleber. Digital Arts.

Mariane Gabros
“Research in Language Development”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague, Psychology.

Krista Gross
“The Impact of Flowers on Recovery from Negative Mood States.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson. Psychology.

Meghan Kraenbring
“Making a Case for Ecological Validity: Using Stories and Dynamic Videos to Study Empathy in Young Children.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague, Psychology.

Kathleen E. McNeill
“Making a Case for Ecological Validity: Using Stories and Dynamic Videos to Study Empathy in Young Children.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague, Psychology,

Rose Motley
“Organizational Image and University Open House Effectiveness.”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Pampaloni, Communication.

Maria Muscara
“Hand Holding in a College Population.”
Mentor: Dr. Marianne Dainton, Communication.

Kevin Prendergast
“Research in Economic Background and Degree of Religious Participation.”
Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Paulin, Economics.

Emma Petrucci
“Research in Selective Mutism.”
Mentor: Dr. Evelyn Klein, Speech, Language, Hearing.

Nina Ross
“Bridging the Information Gap between Borrowers and Microfinance Lenders.”
Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, Finance.

Matthew Sheehan
“A Case Study of At-Risk Students Participating in an Out-of-School Program.”
Mentor: Dr. Judith Stull, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice.

Jessica C. Ulmer
“Making a Case for Ecological Validity: Using Stories and Dynamic Videos to Study Empathy in Young Children.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague, Psychology.

Spring 2009 - Open

Natalie Bach
“Creative Coding and Computational Art: A Comparative Analysis of Processing and Autodesk Maya.”
Mentor: Conrad Gleber, Digital Arts.

Jessica Boylan
“Research: Measuring the Effect of Using Televised Programs to Examine Children’s Foreign Word Learning.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague, Psychology.

Regina Carr
“Assessment of Speech and Language in Spanish-English Bilingual Children: A Meta-Analysis.”
Mentor: Dr. Cesar Ruiz, Speech-Language-Hearing.

Ashley Dautrich
“Influence of Expressive Writing on Anxiety in College Students.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague, Psychology.

Richard Davis
“Number Theory: Mod p Arithmetic, Group Theory, Cryptography, Arithmetic Functions, Zeta and L-functions, Diophantine Equations.”
Mentor: Dr. Anne Edlin, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Jessica DiDonato
“Capital Structure Implications of Microfinance Institution Performance in Africa.”
Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Webb Finance.

Patricia Dormer
“Investigation of Hypothesis that Increases in Anterior Cingulate Activation Can Lead to Changes in Speech Motor Control in Typical Speakers.” Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Kleinow Speech-Language-Hearing.

Krista Gross
“Presenting a Gift as a Facilitator of a Positive Mood.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Kara Harpel
“Impact of Environmental Sounds on Emotion and Recovery from Negative Emotion.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Christine Keely
“Research: Poetics and Poetry Writing.”
Mentor: Prof. Bryan Narendorf. English.

Joan Lyall
“Investigation of Hypothesis that Increases in Anterior Cingulate Activation Can Lead to Changes in Speech Motor Control in Typical Speakers.”
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Kleinow Speech-Language-Hearing.

Bridget Murray
“The Effects of Congruent Music on Recall of Narrative Details.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Andrew North
“Storing Large Quantities of Renewable Energy in the Nanomaterial Graphene.”
Mentor: Dr. William Weaver Integrated Science Business Technology.

Alyssa Oshiro
“Science and Math Education of Hispanics.”
Mentor: Dr. Preston Feden Education.

Elizabeth Provenzano
“Research: Measuring the Effect of Using Televised Programs to Examine Children’s Foreign Word Learning.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague Psychology.

Victoria Ridge
“Dating Relationships in Chile.”
Mentor: Dr. Marianne Dainton Communication.

Kevin Thomas
“Comparison of Digital Drawing Interfaces.”
Mentor: Conrad Gleber Digital Arts.

Alessandra Valerio
“Investigation of Hypothesis that Increases in Anterior Cingulate Activation Can Lead to Changes in Speech Motor Control in Typical Speakers.”
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Kleinow Speech-Language-Hearing.

Shaunna Wallace
“Research: Gods and Goddesses in Greek and Egyptian Mythology.”
Mentor: Dr. Stefan Donald Schindler Philosophy.

Ryan Walsh
“The Business Concept of ‘Third Places’: Starbucks and Price Sensitivity.”
Mentor: Dr. Pingjun Jiang Marketing.

Michael Waxman
“Impact of Environmental Sounds on Emotion and Recovery from Negative Emotion.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Fall 2008 - Open

Jessica Boylan
“Research: Language Development.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague Psychology.

Ashley Dautrich
“Research: Stress and Gender.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague Psychology.

Christa Dominick
“Micro-Credit Loans in Peru.”
Mentor: Dr. Luisa Ossa Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Haley Froshour
“Education Department Digital Documentary.”
Mentor: Dr. John Sweeder Education.

Kara Harpel
“Research: Sounds and Emotion.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Sara Hazzard
“Research: Success in Science.”
Mentor: Judith Stull Criminal Justice Social Work and Sociology.

Allison Hoffman
“Education Department Digital Documentary.”
Mentor: Dr. John Sweeder Education.

Mark Howell
“Alternative History: 3rd Reich.”
Mentor: Vincent Kling Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Sean Fitts
“Research: Poetry and Poetics.”
Mentor: Dr. Bryan Narendorf English.

Adrienne Flick
“Research: Social Work Advisory Boards.”
Mentor: Dr. Janine Mariscotti Criminal Justice Social Work and Sociology.

Sarah Katzianer
“Research: Alternative Therapies.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Bridget Murray
“Congruent Music and Recall.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Alyssa Oshiro
“Research: Grant Writing.”
Mentor: Dr. Preston Feden Education.

Elizabeth Provenzano
“Research: Language Development.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague Psychology.

Tesla Thomas
“Eastern Spirituality and Western Economics and Politics.”
Mentor: Stefan Schindler Philosophy.

Michael Waxman
“Research: Sounds and Emotion.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Michal Wilczewski
“Research: Warsaw Ghetto.”
Mentor: Dr. Marjorie Allen English and Integrative Studies.

Spring 2008 - Open

Stacy Mae Armstrong
“Research: Current Topics in Bioethics.”
Mentor: Dr. Henry Dmochowski Philosophy.

Lauren Balliet
“The Concept of ‘Emptiness’ in Literature.”
Mentor: Dr. Vincent Kling Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Jason Callaghan
“Conformal Mapping and the Use of Maple Software to Depict Results.”
Mentor: Dr. Carl McCarty Mathematics and Computer Science.

Regina Carr
“Effects of Emotional Priming on Speech Motor Control.”
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Kleinow Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Christina Connelly
“Effects of Emotional Priming on Speech Motor Control.”
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Kleinow Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

John Coyle
“Effects of Odors on how People Perceive Others.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Louis Fair
“Investigation of Male and Female Responses to Visual Events.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague Psychology.

Caitlin Harding
“The Effects of Floral Odors on Human Response to Fearful Stimuli.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Kelly Jones
“Interaction between Pleasant Odors and Mood States on Attitudes.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Liane McCarroll
“Meta-Analysis of Current Literature Focusing on the Linguistic Correlates of Adult Stuttering.”
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Kleinow Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Brian McDermott
“Musical Composition and Digital Sound Production.”
Mentor: Dr. Susan McDonald Music.

Robert McGinley
“The Programming Language Ruby and Its Database Applications.”
Mentor: Prof. Margaret McCoey Mathematics and Computer Science.

Molly Malone
“Thinking Outside the (TV) Box: How Television can affect Adolescent Body Image.”
Mentor: Dr. Donna Celano Communication.

Michelle Plucinsky
“Investigation of Religiosity and Participants’ Responses to Film Clips.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague Psychology.

Michael Purvis
“The Programming Language Ruby and Its Database Applications.”
Mentor: Prof. Margaret McCoey Mathematics and Computer Science.

Trisha Russo
“Assessment of Emotion Induced by Film Clips.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague Psychology.

David Sautter
“Lord Byron and Childe Harold: Looking through the Mirror.
Mentor: Dr. Stephen Smith English.

Sara Werth
“Impact of the Environment on Fear Responses.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Ellis Wilson
“Dynamics of Live CDs and USBs and their Application in a Parallel Computing Environment.”
Mentor: Dr. Michael Prushan Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Fall 2007 - Open

John Coyle
“Effects of Odor on Person Perception.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague Psychology.

Caitlin Harding
“The Effects of Flowers on Interrupting Responses to Fear Stimuli.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Kelly C. Jones
“Human Olfaction and Mood: The Impact of the Interaction of Pleasant Odors and Mood states on Attitudes.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Ashley Keates
“Assessing Speech-Language Skills in Children with Selective Mutism.”
Mentor: Dr. Evelyn Klein Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Lauren Hauhn
“Cold War Super-Power Summits.”
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Hill Political Science.

Mary Anne Ihlenfeldt
“Research: Corporate Culture.”
Mentor: Prof. Gregory Bruce Management.

Jamie Libonate
“Statistical Analysis of Effectiveness of Out-of-School Science and Math Programs.”
Mentor: Dr. Judith Stull Sociology Social Work and Criminal Justice.

Michael M. Maiden
“Emotion Understanding in Early Childhood.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague Psychology.

Kevin Mulderig
“Research: 3-D Animation.”
Mentor: Dr. Raymond Kirsch Mathematics and Computer Science.

Emma Petrucci
“Assessing Speech-Language Skills in Children with Selective Mutism.”
Mentor: Dr. Evelyn Klein Speech-Language-Hearing Science.

Michelle A. Plucinsky
“Research on Emotion Elicitation.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague Psychology.

Trisha Russo
“Research on Emotion Elicitation.”
Mentor: Dr. Diana Montague Psychology.

Sara Werth
“The Effects of Flowers on Interrupting Responses to Fear Stimuli.”
Mentor: Dr. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Spring 2007 - Open

Traci Barisciano
“Research: Spatial Estimation.”
Mentor: Prof. David Falcone Psychology; Prof. Sean Duffy Psychology Rutgers University

Brittany Buckwalter
“Odors and Emotion––Continuing Study.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia WilsonPsychology

Christopher Clark
“Research in Music Composition.”
Mentor: Prof. Stephen Jamison Fine Arts

Mary Cordivari
“Research: Educational Technology II.”
Mentors: Profs. Maryanne Bednar and John Sweeder Education

Marinella Della Vecchia
“Reviving Gaelic Irish.”
Mentor: Prof. John Buckley Foreign Languages and Literatures

Michelle Demeyer
“Research: Spatial Estimation.”
Mentor: Prof. David Falcone Psychology; Prof. Sean Duffy Psychology Rutgers University)

Meggin Forti
“Pleasant Odor Study.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson Psychology

Diana Holland
“Research: Educational Technology II.”
Mentors: Profs. Maryanne Bednar and John Sweeder Education

Mark Howell
“World War II: Alternative Histories.”
Mentor: Prof. Vincent Kling English and German

Alyssa Kerin
“Odors and Mood Inductions.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson Psychology

Lauren Ludwig
“Digistal Arts Game Programming.”
Mentor: Prof. Raymond Kirsch Mathematics and Computer Science

Sherrita McCray
“Independent Research on Emotion.”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology

Matthew Mastronardo
“Research in Emotion and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology

Jessica Nelson
“Independent Research on Emotion.”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology

Allison Ours
“Research: Educational Technology II.” Mentors:
Profs. Maryanne Bednar and John Sweeder Education

David Prisco
“Fundamental Attribution Error.”
Mentor: Prof. Jennifer Block-Lerner Psychology

Stacy Vinci
“Independent Research on Emotion.”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology

Gerard Zitnik
“Mood Inductions.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson Psychology

Fall 2006 - Open

Brittany Buckwalter
“Research: The Effects of Fine Fragrances on Person Perception.”
Mentor: Prof. Patrica Wilson Psychology

Paul Coneys
“Research: Filmmaking.”
Mentor: Brother Gerard Molyneaux Communication

Mary Cordivari
“Investigating Educational Technology and Instructional Practices.
Mentors: Prof. Maryanne Bednar and John Sweeder Education)

Meggin Forti
“Research: The Effects of Pleasant Odors on Emotional Intelligence.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson Psychology

Andreea Fratila
“Is the Justice System Just Enough” An Econometric Inquiry into the Factors Influencing One’s Probability of Being Convicted.”
Mentor: Prof. Elizabeth Paulin Economics

Kristine Greenwood
“Researching Medieval Greek Manuscripts of Adversus Ioudaios (Against the Jews) Dialogues.”
Mentor: Prof. Jacqueline Pastis

Diana Holland
“Investigating Educational Technology and Instructional Practices.
Mentors: Prof. Maryanne Bednar and John Sweeder Education

Alyssa Kerin
“The Effect of Movie Clips on Mood Inducement.”
Mentor: Prof. Patrica Wilson Psychology

Amelia Longo
“Research: Complexity Theory and Economics.”
Mentor: Prof. David Falcone Psychology

Sherrita McCray
“Research in Emotion Induction: Individual Responses to Films.”
em>Mentor: Dr. Diane Montague Psychology

Matthew L. Mastronardo
“Independent Research in ADHD and Emotion in Early Childhood.”
Mentor: Dr. Diane Montague Psychology

Jessica Nelson
“Research on Emotion: Relationship to Attitudes about Sexuality and Religiosity.”
Mentor: Dr. Diane Montague Psychology

Allison Ours
“Investigating Educational Technology and Instructional Practices.
Mentors: Prof. Maryanne Bednar and John Sweeder Education

Amanda Pérez
“Research: Social Workers and Empathy in Understanding Clients’ Reactions Toward Prejudice and Discrimination.”
Mentor: Prof. Donna Fiedler Social Work)

David Prisco
“Mood and the Fundamental Attribution Error.”
Mentor: Prof. Erin O’Hea Psychology

Jason Roeckle
“Research: Advanced Lightwave.”
Mentor: Prof. Raymond P. Kirsch Digital Arts and Multimedia

Leonora Sapp
“The Influence of World War II on the Photography of Daido Moriyama and Shomei Tomatsu.”
Mentor: Prof. Ellen Schupack Fine Arts

Stacey Vinci
“Research on Emotion Induction: Relationship to Attitudes About Sexuality and Abortion.”
Mentor: Dr. Diane Montague Psychology

Stephanie Ward
“Research: Critical Thinking.”
Mentor: Prof. Henry Dmochowski Philosophy

Gerald Zitnik
III “Research: Mood Inductions.”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson Psychology

Spring 2006 - Open

Erin Brennan
“The Effect of Perceived Parenting Styles on College Students’ Drinking Behaviors”
Mentor: Prof. Erin O’Hea Psychology

Peter Caban
“Digital Figure Painting”
Mentor: Prof. Sandra Camomile Fine Arts; Digital Arts

Carolyn F. Caine
“Editing Owen Wister’s Poetry”
Mentor: Prof. James Butler English

William D. Evans
“Exploring Game Programming”
Mentor: Prof. Raymond Kirsch Mathematics and Computer Science

Ashley Flower
“The Evolution of Friendship: Changes in Friendship Across the Lifespan”
Mentor:Prof. Elaine Zelley Communication

Jamie Gross
“Negative Relationship Maintenance Behaviors”
Mentor: Prof. Marianne Dainton Communication

Nicole Helverson
“Research in Emotion Induction”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology

Christina Jones
“Relationships between Postpartum Mood Changes and Breastfeeding”
Mentor: Prof. Randy Fingerhut Psychology)

Amelia Longo
“Hilde Spiel: Welche Welt ist meine Welt?”
Mentor: Prof. Vincent Kling English; Foreign Languages and Literatures

Jessica McClure
“Research in Emotion Induction”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology

Aaron Posner
“Exploring Game Programming”
Mentor: Prof. Raymond Kirsch Mathematics and Computer Science

Julie Radico
“The Impact of Olfactory Senses on Personal Preferences”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson Psychology

Jeffrey Shall
“Men and Their Gods”
Mentor: Rev. Francis Berna Religion

Brian Story
“Visualizing Complex Functions Using Four-Dimensional Graphs”
Mentor: Prof. Carl McCarty Mathematics and Computer Science

Ryan J. Tarrant
“Database Windows and Internet Applications”
Mentor: Prof. Stephen Longo Mathematics and Computer Science

Juli Thanki
“No Depression in Heaven’: Music of the 1930s”
Mentor: Prof. John Seydow English

Mary Tramel
“Eating Disorders in College Students”
Mentor: Prof. Lynn H. Collins Psychology Research Course in Honors Program

In addition to students working in the Undergraduate Research Program
the following students are pursuing research in Spring 2006 through a capstone course in the Honors Program (Director: John Grady). These students in Honors 499 meet as a group with Dr. Stephen Smith English and each student also works with a faculty mentor.

Jennifer Abraczinskas
“Agents of Bioterrorism”
Mentor:Prof. William Price Chemistry and Biochemistry

Kelly Allen
“Political Influence on Columbian Literature”
Mentor: Dr. Luisa Ossa Foreign Languages and Literatures

Lisa Angelucci
“Scientific Theory in the Works of Tom Stoppard”
Mentor: Prof. Stephen Smith English

Elizabeth Bukis
“Internal Revenue Code Section 183 as it Relates to Horse Boarding Breeding Racing Lessons and Showing”
Mentor: Prof. John Zook Accounting

Edward Clark
“Finding Rivers: An Assessment of Pat Barker’s Characterization of Dr. William Rivers in the Regeneration Trilogy”
Mentor: Prof. Vincent Kling English; Foreign Language and Literatures

Brendan Cooney
“Kurt Vonnegut and Human Progress”
Mentor: Prof. Maribel Molyneaux English

Joseph Cosella
“The Life of a College Student as Expressed through Art”
Mentor: Prof. David McShane Honors Program

Leyla Eraslan
“Tom & Janet’: An Original Play”
Mentor: Prof. Stephen Smith English

Suzanne Guerin
“Catholic Church Art and Architecture in Philadelphia”
MentorBrother Robert Kinzler University Ministry and Service

Christine Lim
“Examining La Salle University’s Writing Fellows Program and Its Effect on Writers’ Development”
Mentor: Prof. Margot Soven English

Francesca Lo Basso
“Finding Nowhere’: A Novella”
Mentor: Prof. Kevin Grauke English

Christine Malizzia
“America and the Sea: Literature as an Allegory for the Human Condition”
Mentor: Prof. John Seydow English

Katie O’Connor
“Freelance Writing: Research and Experience”
Mentor: Prof. John Beatty English; Digital Arts

Katharine Prokop
“To Assemble or Not to Assemble: Synthesis of Mono- and Poly-nuclear Nickel (II) Complexes with Thioether-Oxime Ligands”
Mentor:Prof. Michael Prushan Chemistry and Biochemistry

Matthew Ryan
“Business Ethics”
Mentor: Prof. David Culp Business Law

Colleen Smith
“Ireland: A Political Religious and Cultural History”
Mentor: Prof. John Buckley Foreign Languages and Literatures

Jason Yinger
“7 Deadly Sins 7 Short Stories”
Mentor: Prof. Kevin Grauke English

Fall 2005 - Open

Anna Alesiani
“Literary and Cultural Perspectives: Eastern and Western Writing”
Mentor: Prof. Judith Musser English.

Jennifer Angesback
“Research: Flash/ActionScripting”
Mentor Margaret McCoey Math and Computer Sciences.

Erin Brennan
“The Effect of Parenting Style on College Students’ Alcohol Consumption”
Mentor: Prof. Erin O’Hea Psychology.

Zachary Brown
“James Joyce’s Ulysses”
Mentor: Prof. Vincent Kling English.

Meghan Foster
“Research: Cognitive Performance”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Carekee Fung
“Literary and Cultural Perspectives: Eastern and Western Writing”
Mentor: Prof. Judith Musser English.

Nicole Helverson
“Research in Emotion Deduction: Universality of Responses to Film”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology.

Christina Jones
“Assessing Medical Professionals’ Knowledge of and Treatment for Postpartum Depression”
Mentor: Prof. Randy Fingerhut.

Elizabeth Kierzek
“Research: Flash/ActionScripting”
Mentor: Prof. Margaret McCoey Math and Computer Sciences.

Andrew Kuny
“James Joyce’s Ulysses”
Mentor: Prof. Vincent Kling English.

Jessica McClure
“Research in Infant Perception: Emotion Expression”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology.

Karoline Orzechowski
“Research in Emotion Deduction: Universality of Responses to Film”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology.

Stephanie Randazzo
“An Exploration of Globalization from a Social Work Perspective”
Mentor: Prof. Bonni Zetick Sociology Social Work and Criminal Justice.

Krysten Seabrook
“Dorothea Tanning”
Mentor: Prof. Siobhan Conaty Art History.

Vincent Tarducci
“Research: Cognitive Performance”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Mary Tramel
“The Prevalence of Egosyntonic Eating Disorder Symptomology in the College Population”
Mentor: Prof. Lynn Collins Psychology.

Summer 2005 - Open

Anne Alesiani
“Effectiveness and Efficiency of Embedding and Distributing Constant Time Delay Procedures across Instructional times as well as Transition Times”
Mentor: Prof. Sharon Schoen Education.

Giavanna DeRita
“Afro-Hispanics and Asians in the Works of Manuel Zapata Olivella”
Mentor: Prof. Luisa OssaForeign Languages and Literatures.

Daniel Feld
“Screen Adaptations of British Literature”
Mentor: Prof. Kevin Harty English.

Sabrina Keller
“Beyond Assault: the Many Face of Intimate Partner Abuse”
Mentor: Prof. Marie Mele Sociology Social Work and Criminal Justice.

Ashley Lott
“Treatment Options for Sex Offenders”
Mentor: Prof. Marie Mele Sociology Social Work and Criminal Justice).

Thomas Plick
“A Two-Phased Approach to Building a #D Game Engine”
Mentor: Prof. Raymond Kirsch Math and Computer Sciences.

Diana Tomezsko
“The Synthesis and Characterization of an Oxo/(Hydroxo).-centered Nickel(II). Trimer from a Phenol Functionalized Di-(2-pyridyl).methylamine Ligand”
Mentor: Prof. Michael Prushan Chemistry.

Spring 2005 - Open

Charles Buehrle
“Graphical Problems Solved in Maple”
Mentor: Prof. Carl McCarty Mathematics and Computer Science.

Henry Daum
“Data Mining Research”
Mentor: Prof. Michael Redmond Mathematics and Computer Science.

Giavanna DeRita
“The Displacement of AfroColumbians”
Mentor: Prof. Luisa Ossa Foreign Languages.

Jessica Eisele
“Turner Prize Winners: Reactions by Popular and Scholarly Media in Britain and the United States”
Mentor: Prof. Siobhan Conaty Fine Arts.

Andrew Estroff
“Research: LightWave 3D Program”
Mentor: Prof. Raymond Kirsch Mathematics and Computer Science.

Dylan Falcone
“Perspectives of Lyrical Poetry”
Mentor: Prof. Bernhardt Blumenthal Foreign Languages.

Michael Finnegan
“The Progression of Typography and Digital Media”
Mentor: Prof. Sandra Camomile Digital Arts.

Meghan Foster
“Effects of Excitement on Cognitive Performance”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Carekee Fung
“20th Century Asian-American Literature”
Mentor: Prof. Maribel Molyneaux

Kathryn Hospital
“Research: LightWave 3D Program”
Mentor: Prof. Raymond Kirsch Mathematics and Computer Science”.

Victoria Kline
“The Role of Social Work in Inner-City Catholic Churches”
Mentor: Prof. Bonnie Zetick Sociology Criminal Justice and Social Work.

Katharine Lantz
“Positive Mood Induction in Women and Their Ratings of Physical Attractiveness”
Mentor: Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Ed Mahon
“Russian Roulette: East and West in Russian Literature and Culture 1800-present”
Mentor: Prof. Vincent Kling English

Mathew Pernice
“The Progression of Typography and Digital Media”
Mentor: Prof. Sandra Camomile Digital Arts.

Jennie Sheiman
“Research in Emotional Perception”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology.

Vincent Tarducci
“Effects of Humor on Cognitive Performance”
Mentor: Prof. Patricia Wilson Psychology.

Amanda Tolino
“Andy Warhol and the Campbell’s Soup Can”
Mentor: Prof. Siobhan Conaty Fine Arts.

Elizabeth Walsh
“Investigation of Ancient Korean Art and Buddhism”
Mentor: Prof. Siobhan Conaty Fine Arts.

Glenn Winters
“The Progression of Typography and Digital Media”
Mentor: Prof. Sandra Camomile Digital Arts.

Diane Woyciechowski
“Positive Mood Induction and Ratings of Attractiveness and Personality”
Mentor: Patricia Wilson Psychology.

The following students are conducting their research projects under the direction of Dr. Michael Prushan in the Department of Chemistry research course:

Jennifer Di Tizio
“Studies of the Oxidation-Reduction of Cytochrome c with Copper(II) Complexes.”

Erin McGuigan
“Synthesis of Tri- and Tetra-nuclear Transition Metal Complexes with Cyanurate and Polycarboxylate Ligands.”

Thomas Maguire
“Synthesis and Characterization of a Hexanuclear Nickel(II) Complex.”

Fall 2004 - Open

Claire Davis
“Art and the Human Element” <
Mentor: Prof. Siobhan Conaty Art History.

Megan Doherty
“History of the Lipogram”
Mentor: Prof. Vincent Kling English.

Abigail Eddy
“Comparing Social Work Education in the United States and in East and West Europe”
Mentor: Prof. Janine Mariscotti Sociology Social Work and Criminal Justice.

Lauren Long
“Research in Infant Perception”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology.

Justin Morace
“Mixing Digital Media”
Mentor: Prof. Sandra Camomile Digital Arts.

Robert K. Peach
“Southern Writers and Their Worlds”
Mentor: Prof. Vincent Kling.

Jennine Sheiman
“Research in Infant Perception”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology.

Laura Thackray
“Research on Anxiety Disorders”
Mentor: Prof. Cynthia Turk Psychology.

Diane Woyciechowski
“Research in Infant Perception”
Mentor: Prof Diane Montague Psychology.

Summer 2004 - Open

Matthew Francis Cabrey
“Social Anxiety Taijin Kyofusho Symptoms TKS and Self Construal”
Mentor: Prof. Cynthia Turk Psychology.

Maureen Cech
“Fan Web Site Creators and their Creations”
Mentor: Prof. John Beattty English.

Gina Cline
“Relationship Maintenance Research”
Mentor: Prof. Brooks Aylor Communication.

Lauren Long
“Research in Infant Perception.”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology.

Andrew McDonald
“Characterization of the Potomac Aquifer System”
Mentor: Prof. Hank Bart Geology Physics and Environmental Science.

Louis Mattioli
“Synthesis and Characterization of Equilateral NickelII Triangular Complexes”
Mentor: Prof. Michael Prushan Chemistry.

Matthew Posivak
“History of Pennsport in Philadelphia”
Mentor: Prof. James Butler English.

Laura Thackray
“Understanding Post-Partum Depression”
Mentor: Prof. Randy FingerhutPsychology.

The following research project was administered by the Biology Department Prof. Norbert Belzer ChairTheresa M. Ferrara
“Cardiomyopathy in Congenital Hyperinsulinism”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Kelly Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Spring 2004 - Open

Ty Burrowbridge
“Integrating Imagery”
Mentor: Prof. Sandra Camomile

Daniel Cushman
“Advanced Combinatorics in Maple”
Mentor: Prof. Carl McCarty

Denise-Mary M. Fitzpatrick
“La Salle University Students’ Knowledge of Communicable Diseases and Behaviors that Promote/Prevent Disease”
Mentor: Prof. Patti Zuzelo

Shirley Grass
“Walking the Labyrinth”
Mentor: Prof. Janine Mariscotti

Matthew A Myrick
“Use of Social Work Values Among University Resident Life Staff”
Mentor: Prof. Janine Mariscotti

William Wiegman
“A Comparison of Testimony in the Cases of Convicted Murders by Defense and Prosecution Mental Health Experts in Bucks County PA between 1991- 2003”
Mentor: Brother Joseph Burke

Fall 2003 - Open

Dan Cushman
“Numerical Methods in Number Theory”
Mentor: Prof. Jonathan Knappenberger Math/Computer Science

Lindsay DeMuth
“Research in Infant Perception” a joint project with Jolene Westraad and Jennifer Higgins
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology

Greta Forst
“Mentoring Student Teachers”
Mentor: Prof. John Sweeder Education

Lauren Fritsky
“The Beat Movement”
Mentor: Vincent Kling English

Jennifer Higgins
“Research in Infant Perception” a joint project with Lindsay DeMuth and Jolene Westraad
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology

Edward P. Mahon
“Updike Through the Years”
Mentor: Brother Emery Mollenhauer English

Hilary Nunes
“Death and Post-Modern Philosophy”
Mentor: Prof. Robert Dobie Philosophy

Karen Toner
“A Study of Women’s Communication and Competitiveness”
Mentor: Prof. Elaine Zelley Communication

Jolene Westraad
“Research in Infant Perception” a joint project with Lindsay DeMuth and Jennifer Higgins
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague Psychology

Spring 2003 - Open

Jason Ager
“The Poetry of Else Lasker Schüler”
Mentor: Prof. Bernhardt Blumenthal

Brenda Brabham
“Gender Difference in Ethical Decision-Making”
Mentor: Prof. Lynn Miller

Ludwika Chrzastowska
“Integration of Poland Into the European Union”
Mentor: Prof. Edward Turzanski

Renée D’Angelo
“Study of Instructional Procedures and Interventions for the Autustic Student”
Mentor: Prof. Carole Patrylo

Colleen Davin
“Jealousy Gender and Sexual Intimacy”
Mentor: Prof. Lynn Collins

Lindsay DeMuth
“Development of Emotion Perception in Infants” Faculty Member: Prof. Diane Montague; collaborative project with Jennifer E. Higgins and Jolene Westraad

Elena DiGiovanna
“The Effects of a Human Sexuality Course on Knowledge Attitudes and Comfort About Sexuality Among College Students”
Mentor: Prof. Janine Mariscotti

Richard Haas
“Mental Imagery in Tunnel Vision Patients”
Mentor: Prof. Sharon Armstrong

Jennifer E. Higgins
“Development of Emotion Perception in Infants”
Mentor: Prof. Diane Montague; collaborative project with Lindsay DeMuth and Jolene Westraad

Stephen J. Kohut
“Psycopharmacology”
Mentor: Prof. Ellen Walker

W. Thomas McAllister
“Literary Representations of the Holocaust”
Mentor: Prof. Marjorie Allen

Adam McGrath
“Irish Art and Literature: Louis le Brocquy and Seamus Heaney”
Mentor: Prof. Siobhain Conaty

Joshua Schneiderman
“Thomas Pynchon”
Mentor: Brother Gabriel Fagan

Jillian Szczepaniak-Gillece
“Shakespeare and Mental Illness”
Mentor: Prof. Claire Busse

Jolene Westraad
“Development of Emotion Perception in Infants”
Faculty Member: Prof. Diane Montague; collaborative project with Jennifer E. Higgins and Lindsay DeMuth