Student Outcomes

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

Department of Leadership Studies

Our Students

Our students are incredibly diverse in their backgrounds, research interests and career trajectories. Click here to view our student profiles or read on to learn more about our student and alumni outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: PhD candidates will articulate prominent leadership theories in Leadership Studies, analyze and critique these theories, and apply these theories in the course of addressing a variety of organizational issues and problems.

Outcome 2: PhD candidates will realistically appraise their personal strengths and weaknesses exercising leadership. They will actualize leadership in real and complex situations.

Outcome 3: PhD candidates will be able to use a range of perspectives and theoretical constructs from various social science/humanities disciplines/fields of study to analyze, critique, and make decisions about an array of leadership and organizational issues and problems.

Outcome 4: PhD candidates will demonstrate the methodological skills necessary to design, analyze, critique, and conduct research using both qualitative and quantitative research techniques.

Outcome 5: Students’ written and oral communication will be clear, coherent, well organized, and technically correct. 

Outcome 6: Students will critically examine culture other than own, and apply the knowledge gained within their personal and professional lives.

Alumni Outcomes

There are over 300 alumni of the doctorate in Leadership Studies. Our alumni include professors, researchers, educators, policymakers, school leaders, university administrators, consultants, executive directors of nonprofits, business leaders, and more.

Dissertation Directory

Explore our searchable directory of doctoral alumni below. To learn more about any individual click the arrow to the right of his or her name.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 | | Last
First Name
Last Name
Year Graduated
RobynAdams2012An Empirical Look at Recipient Benefits Associated with a University-Issued Student Leadership AwardMore detail
DonnaAgan2001The Role of Education in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Patients: A Quantitative Study of the Factors That Influence the Self-Management of Chronic PainMore detail
CandaceAiani2009Developing an Instrument to Measure the Degree of Implementation of Information Literacy CurriculumMore detail
CharlesAlgaier2003Job Satisfaction, Leadership Styles, and Teaching Practices among CNMI Public Elementary School TeachersMore detail
KathleenAllen1990Diverse Voices of Leadership: Different Rhythms and Emerging Harmonies More detail
Sherrill Lea Amador1988An Analysis of Selected California Community College Chief Executive Officer's Perceptions of the District Governing Board Evaluation Policies and PracticesMore detail
JamesAnderson2011The Experiences of Expatriate Teachers in International Schools: Five Ethnographic Case StudiesMore detail
PhillipAngelini2009Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC): The Impact of NJROTC Participation on Naval Accession and RetentionMore detail
RichardAshden, D.C.1998A Theoretical Perspective of the Factors That Relate to the Functional Independence of Mature AdultsMore detail
JeanneAtherton1987An Analysis of Perceptual Differences and Congruities Between California Community College Chancellors and Presidents in Multi-College Districts Regarding the Decision Making Role of the PresidentsMore detail
EliazerAyala-Austin2007Validating the Experiences of Male Mexican American Community College Transfer Students Studying at Catholic UniversitiesMore detail
DanielBabigumira1990The Impact of Oppressive Military-Political Governments on School Effectiveness in Uganda - 1971 to 1986More detail
GloriaBader1987Understanding Individual Political Behaviors in Organizations: Instrument Development and ValidationMore detail
FabiolaBagula2016Latina Principals In Southern California: A Phenomenological Look Into Their Journey Towards LeadershipMore detail
LindaBaker1989From Parent to Child: The Effects of a Home Learning Program on Attitudes and AchievementsMore detail
CarmenBarcena1993Bicultural Women in Monocultural Organizations: Professional Hispanic Women's Experiences of Diversity and Their Recommendations for OrganizationsMore detail
HerbertBarker1997Common Higher Callings to Social Compassion: A Phenomenological Study of Civic PraxisMore detail
RichardBarker1990A Study of Planned Organizational Change at General DynamicsMore detail
SheridanBarker1998A Teachers' Perspective From Within a School Leadership Team: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
KurtBarnes2003A Model Health-Related Elementary Physical Education Program for Saipan: Teacher's Knowledge, Attitudes, and PracticesMore detail
AudreyBarrett2008The Nonprofit Ethics Survey: A Contextual ApproachMore detail
EdwinBasilio2002Veteran Teacher Perceptions of the Grossmont Model of Peer Assistance and Review (PAR). Is It a Viable Alternative to Traditional Teacher Evaluation?More detail
RonaldBaza2010Revitalization, Reinvigoration, and Motivation of Survivors in Changed, Restructured, and Downsized Organizations: A Study of Leadership Challenges in Local GovernmentMore detail
DianeBeach1999Giving Up and Giving In: Young Adolescents' Dilemmas When Caring for a Grandparent With Alzheimerês DiseaseMore detail
RuthBeagles1990Case Studies of First-Year Elementary Teachers on St. Croix: To Develop a Model for Teacher LeadershipMore detail
SallyBennett1997Empowering Teachers, Empowering Leadership: A Multisite Case Study of School Restructuring and Accountability for Student AchievementMore detail
KarenBerger1997The Political Behavior of California Community College Nursing Faculties in Response to Budget Cutbacks, 1982-87More detail
ScottBergstrome2001The Relative Importance of Academic Achievement in Determining the Self-Esteem of Students in Rural British Columbia: An Empirical Study of Students in Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12More detail
AbigailBerk2016The Social In Small: Corporate Social Responsibility In Small And Medium OrganizationsMore detail
TriciaBertram Gallant2006Reconsidering Academic Dishonesty: A Critical Examination of a Complex Organizational ProblemMore detail
RubinaBhatti2016Exploring Strategies For Effective Advocacy: The Lived Experience Of Leaders Of Pakistani Non-Governmental OrganizationsMore detail
KathrynBingham2015Transformative Leadership Experience Within An Executive MbaMore detail
HelenBishop1992Leadership in Policy Issue Networks: The New Community College of Baltimore More detail
GingerBlackmon2007Factors that Motivate or Discourage Movement into School Leadership Positions and the Implications for Recruitment Policy and PracticeMore detail
MelindaBlade1986Interdisciplinary Research Methodology for Secondary Level Social Studies: A Teaching Unit Concerning the Holy Shroud of TurinMore detail
DavidBlair2007Examining the Predisposition to Lead within the Homosexual CommunityMore detail
GeraldBlanton2006Gender Influences in the Graduate Classroom: An Investigation of Female and Male Student PerceptionsMore detail
DallasBoggs1990Literary Perceptions of LeadershipMore detail
JeffreyBolster2011What Do They Say? Students from a Private, Faith-based, Four Year University Share Their Perspectives on College as a Mentoring EnvironmentMore detail
WayneBorin2003Influential Factors Contributing to Exercise Compliance Following a Structured Lifestyle Change Program More detail
SallyBottroff-Hawes1991An Investigation of Preferential Learning Strategies, Modality Preferences, and Academic Performance Among Eighth Grade StudentsMore detail
JeffBourgeois2017Neither Here Nor There: Transformational Leadership And Cultural Intelligence In Presidents Of U.S. Accredited Universities Located In Foreign CountriesMore detail
A.Bowden2002Collaborative Leadership In Middle Schools and Teacher Job Satisfaction: A Search for RelationshipsMore detail
EdwardBowen2004Organizational Structure and the Creative ProcessMore detail
SusanBowers Smith2002A Cross Study of Teacher Perceptions of Program Design and Teaching Efficacy: The Seaview Reading Support ProgramMore detail
Cris L.Bravo2017Identifying Cross-Country Key Drivers Of Social Entrepreneurial ActivityMore detail
PeterBray1994Leadership in a Quality SchoolMore detail
RonaldBrice1993Principals in Saskatchewan Rural Schools: Their Leadership Behaviors and School EffectivenessMore detail
KarenBriggs2015Women Experiencing Aggression From Women: A Mixed Methods Study Of How Women Experience Aggression, How It Impacts Leader Efficacy, And How They Navigate Through It More detail
CorinneBrion2017Low-Fee Private Schools In West Africa: Case Studies From Burkina Faso And GhanaMore detail
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 | | Last