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.

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First Name
Last Name
Year Graduated
WalterHeinecke2008Private and Public University Students' Perceptions of Cultural Adjustment Problems in Study Abroad ProgramsMore detail
RichardHendrickson1989Leadership and CultureMore detail
LeslieHennessy2014A Qualitative Study of the Creative Decision Making Approaches of MacArthur FellowsMore detail
SaraHenry2010Extending Our Understanding of Social Belonging: Students' Use of Technology, Psychosocial Well- Being and Sense of Community in University LifeMore detail
DavidHerrera2004Why Participate? Finding Meaning by Partaking in Decisions affecting Us, Our Work and Our LivesMore detail
E.Hett1991The Development of an Instrument to Measure Global-MindednessMore detail
SandraHill1995A Decade of Home Schooling in Saskatchewan, Canada 1984-1995: A Case StudyMore detail
DouglasHoey2001Aligning Practice With Vision: Leadership for Developing Character and Employability AttributesMore detail
HollyHoffman2014Determinants of First Generation Student Bachelor's Degree CompletionMore detail
KimberlyHogelucht2011Tapping the Hidden Job Market Through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of StudentsMore detail
PauletteHopkins1999Leadership Responses to Change in 21st Century California State University Physical Education/Kinesiology DepartmentsMore detail
KarenHorning2011How Professional Women Negotiate Work/Family Conflict: An Exploration of Work Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction and Partner SupportivenessMore detail
KevinIgasaki2005An Examination of the Media's Framing of the Illegal Street Racing IssueMore detail
R.Israel1995Leadership: Personal Narratives of PractitionersMore detail
DayanneIzmirian2008The Role of Residential Learning in the Faith and Spiritual Development of First Year College StudentsMore detail
JenniferJeffries1994The Leadership of a Superintendent: Putting the California School Reform Movement to WorkMore detail
JohnJenkins2001Perceptions of International Students and University Personnel of Cultural Adjustment Problems at Two Private UniversitiesMore detail
PaulaJenner1987Factors Associated With Success of Resource Development Programs at California Community CollegesMore detail
MaryJesko2007Integrating Total Disability and Absence Management In a Climate of Change: A Case StudyMore detail
DebraJohnson2010The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Nurse Practitioners: A Look at the Institutional Decision Calculus of a Health Sciences UniversityMore detail
FlorenceJohnson1987An Analysis of State Aid to Non-Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in the 50 States, 1970-1984More detail
MaryJohnson2008How Spirituality Impacts Ethical LeadershipMore detail
SusanJohnston1996The Experiences of Mid-Career Elementary TeachersMore detail
ElizabethJones1990The Impact of Feeding Methods on Exclusion From Child Care for Infants Under Six Months of AgeMore detail
JanetJones2005The Courage to Change: Striving for Magnet Hospital RecognitionMore detail
Lilly "Ericka"Jordan2003Career Paths to Navy AdmiralMore detail
SharaleeJorgensen1985Mira Costa College: The First Fifty YearsMore detail
BarbaraJudy1984Kindergarten Admission Procedures in Independent Schools With Suggested GuidelinesMore detail
Mary AnnKaczmarski2003Heritage College: Partnership Leadership as Catalyst to a Multicultural Learning CommunityMore detail
MiriamKaeser, O.S.F.1987A Study of Feminine Role Models Selected by Catholic WomenMore detail
T. C.Kao2005High School Principals' Values and Their Symbolic and Cultural Leadership Approaches to Character Education in ChinaMore detail
MichaelKelley2013Gambling In San Diego County: A Case StudyMore detail
PaulaKelly1988Accessing a Global Language: A Comparison of G-Telp and TOEFL PerformanceMore detail
JamesKelly, Jr.1989The Transformation of a Corporate Culture in a Mature OrganizationMore detail
MadelineKeri1987Compulsory Interest Arbitration in Public Education: A Case StudyMore detail
RitaKing1988A Study of Shared Instructional Leadership by Mentor Teachers in Southern CaliforniaMore detail
MariaKlein1990Human Sexuality Programs in Catholic Secondary Schools in the 80'sMore detail
JudithKnapp1998Reflections of Reflections of Reflections: A Case Study of Women Educators' Callings to the High ArcticMore detail
LoisKnowlton1992Leadership in a Different Voice: An Ethnographic Study of a Latina Chief Executive Officer in a California Community CollegeMore detail
AlexKodiath1987A Study of the Commonalties and Differences of Male and Female Spiritual LeadersMore detail
HalynaKornuta2001Teacher Portfolios in the Supervision Process: A Journey of DiscoveryMore detail
KathleenKrohne1992The Effect of Sexual Harassment on Female Naval Officers: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
RoxanneKymaani2014Beyond Biracial: The Complexity of Identity Construction for Women with One Black and One White ParentMore detail
TheresaLally2000Cultural Factors Influencing Japanese Female College Students' Perceptions of Learning in a Web-Based Environment: Implications for Web-Based Instructional DesignersMore detail
RonaldLancia2013Accounting For The Attrition Of African American Males In An Academic Support SettingMore detail
WilliamLaw2000An Historical Case Study: The Pregnant Minor Program at Garfield High School 1975 - 1999More detail
AlexaderLehman2014Engineering, Teaching, and Technology: A Nationwide Assessment of Instructional Internet Use by Engineering FacultyMore detail
BarbaraLeWinter1986A Study of the Influence of Logo on Locus of Control, Attitudes Toward Mathematics, and Problem-Solving Ability in Children in Grades 4, 5, 6More detail
BarbaraLincoln2000Career and Family: A Qualitative Study of Working MothersMore detail
DeanLindquist1998Market Values In Education: A Case Study of Its Effect on the Principal's Model for School Governance in AlbertaMore detail
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