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
StuartGrauer1989Think Globally, Act Locally: A Delphi Study of Educational Leadership Through the Development of International Resources in the Local CommunityMore detail
JudithGreen1984The Transition Process in Office Automation and Its Impact on Clerical Workers: A Case StudyMore detail
MaureenGuarcello2015Blended Learning And Bottlenecks In The California State University System: An Empirical Look At The Importance Of Demographic And Performance AnalyticsMore detail
MaribelGuillermo2003Higher Education Administrators & Students With Disabilities: A Survey of Administrator Knowledge & Training NeedsMore detail
Sheri Guseman2006Acts 2:24 in 2006: Examining Small Group Discussion in an American Mega-ChurchMore detail
PearlGyan1999An Analysis of the Pedagogical Methods of Hindu GurusMore detail
PaigeHaber2011Perceptions of leadership : an analysis of college students' understandings of the concept of leadership More detail
VictoriaHalsey1996The Secondary School Assistant PrincipalMore detail
ElisabethHamel1990An Interpretive Study of the Professional Socialization of Neophyte Nurses into the Nursing SubcultureMore detail
TerranceHammond2006Officers ' Use of Leadership Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course - A Replication StudyMore detail
JohnHanes1987Executive Effectiveness Profile: Instrument Development and ValidationMore detail
LezleeHaroun2003Making the Transition From the Field to the Classroom: The Experiences of Novice Health Care Instructors at Private Career CollegesMore detail
JamesHarrington1989The Effect of Art Education on Self-Concept of Disabled Adult Students in a Community College SettingMore detail
NickiHarrington1993A Survey of Teaching Strategies Used in California Community College Nursing Programs to Foster Critical ThinkingMore detail
PatriciaHarvard1988A Qualitative Analysis of Successful Management Behaviors of Black Female Administrators in Higher EducationMore detail
NanHaugen1990A History of Women's Intercollege Athletics in San Diego County Community College From 1955-1972More detail
KacyHayes2012Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of A Mixed Cohort FormatMore detail
WalterHeinecke2008Private and Public University Students' Perceptions of Cultural Adjustment Problems in Study Abroad ProgramsMore detail
RichardHendrickson1989Leadership and CultureMore detail
LeslieHennessy2014Decision Making And Creativity : A Qualitative Study Of Macarthur Fellows More 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
MelanieHitchcock2015The Relationship Between Toxic Leadership, Organizational Citizenship, And Turnover Behaviors Among San Diego Nonprofit Paid StaffMore detail
DouglasHoey2001Aligning Practice With Vision: Leadership for Developing Character and Employability AttributesMore detail
HollyHoffman2014Comparing Factors Of Bachelor’S Degree Attainment For First And Continuing Generation StudentsMore 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 working mothers negotiate work-family conflict : an exploration of work satisfaction, home life satisfaction, and partner supportiveness More detail
SeanHorrigan2016Meaning-Making In Student Conduct Administration: A Developmental PerspectiveMore detail
KimHunt2017Highly Mobile Military Children: Strategy Development In Pursuit Of Goal AttainmentMore 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
LamontJackson2016Building And Maintaining Relationships Between Superintendents And School Board Members: The Approach Of Two Public School SuperintendentsMore 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
JenniferJones2015Beyond Generosity: The Action Logics in PhilanthropyMore 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
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