Ph.D. in Leadership Studies
Department of Leadership Studies
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.
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.
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.
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.
|First Name||Last Name||Year Graduated||Title|
|Stuart||Grauer||1989||Think Globally, Act Locally: A Delphi Study of Educational Leadership Through the Development of International Resources in the Local Community|
|Judith||Green||1984||The Transition Process in Office Automation and Its Impact on Clerical Workers: A Case Study|
|Maureen||Guarcello||2015||Blended Learning And Bottlenecks In The California State University System: An Empirical Look At The Importance Of Demographic And Performance Analytics|
|Maribel||Guillermo||2003||Higher Education Administrators & Students With Disabilities: A Survey of Administrator Knowledge & Training Needs|
|Sheri||Guseman||2006||Acts 2:24 in 2006: Examining Small Group Discussion in an American Mega-Church|
|Pearl||Gyan||1999||An Analysis of the Pedagogical Methods of Hindu Gurus|
|Paige||Haber||2011||Perceptions of leadership : an analysis of college students' understandings of the concept of leadership|
|Victoria||Halsey||1996||The Secondary School Assistant Principal|
|Elisabeth||Hamel||1990||An Interpretive Study of the Professional Socialization of Neophyte Nurses into the Nursing Subculture|
|Terrance||Hammond||2006||Officers ' Use of Leadership Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course - A Replication Study|
|John||Hanes||1987||Executive Effectiveness Profile: Instrument Development and Validation|
|Lezlee||Haroun||2003||Making the Transition From the Field to the Classroom: The Experiences of Novice Health Care Instructors at Private Career Colleges|
|James||Harrington||1989||The Effect of Art Education on Self-Concept of Disabled Adult Students in a Community College Setting|
|Nicki||Harrington||1993||A Survey of Teaching Strategies Used in California Community College Nursing Programs to Foster Critical Thinking|
|Patricia||Harvard||1988||A Qualitative Analysis of Successful Management Behaviors of Black Female Administrators in Higher Education|
|Nan||Haugen||1990||A History of Women's Intercollege Athletics in San Diego County Community College From 1955-1972|
|Kacy||Hayes||2012||Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of A Mixed Cohort Format|
|Walter||Heinecke||2008||Private and Public University Students' Perceptions of Cultural Adjustment Problems in Study Abroad Programs|
|Richard||Hendrickson||1989||Leadership and Culture|
|Leslie||Hennessy||2014||Decision Making And Creativity : A Qualitative Study Of Macarthur Fellows|
|Sara||Henry||2010||Extending Our Understanding of Social Belonging: Students' Use of Technology, Psychosocial Well- Being and Sense of Community in University Life|
|David||Herrera||2004||Why Participate? Finding Meaning by Partaking in Decisions affecting Us, Our Work and Our Lives|
|E.||Hett||1991||The Development of an Instrument to Measure Global-Mindedness|
|Sandra||Hill||1995||A Decade of Home Schooling in Saskatchewan, Canada 1984-1995: A Case Study|
|Melanie||Hitchcock||2015||The Relationship Between Toxic Leadership, Organizational Citizenship, And Turnover Behaviors Among San Diego Nonprofit Paid Staff|
|Douglas||Hoey||2001||Aligning Practice With Vision: Leadership for Developing Character and Employability Attributes|
|Holly||Hoffman||2014||Comparing Factors Of Bachelor’S Degree Attainment For First And Continuing Generation Students|
|Kimberly||Hogelucht||2011||Tapping the Hidden Job Market Through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of Students|
|Paulette||Hopkins||1999||Leadership Responses to Change in 21st Century California State University Physical Education/Kinesiology Departments|
|Karen||Horning||2011||How working mothers negotiate work-family conflict : an exploration of work satisfaction, home life satisfaction, and partner supportiveness|
|Sean||Horrigan||2016||Meaning-Making In Student Conduct Administration: A Developmental Perspective|
|Kim||Hunt||2017||Highly Mobile Military Children: Strategy Development In Pursuit Of Goal Attainment|
|Kevin||Igasaki||2005||An Examination of the Media's Framing of the Illegal Street Racing Issue|
|R.||Israel||1995||Leadership: Personal Narratives of Practitioners|
|Dayanne||Izmirian||2008||The Role of Residential Learning in the Faith and Spiritual Development of First Year College Students|
|Lamont||Jackson||2016||Building And Maintaining Relationships Between Superintendents And School Board Members: The Approach Of Two Public School Superintendents|
|Jennifer||Jeffries||1994||The Leadership of a Superintendent: Putting the California School Reform Movement to Work|
|John||Jenkins||2001||Perceptions of International Students and University Personnel of Cultural Adjustment Problems at Two Private Universities|
|Paula||Jenner||1987||Factors Associated With Success of Resource Development Programs at California Community Colleges|
|Mary||Jesko||2007||Integrating Total Disability and Absence Management In a Climate of Change: A Case Study|
|Debra||Johnson||2010||The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Nurse Practitioners: A Look at the Institutional Decision Calculus of a Health Sciences University|
|Florence||Johnson||1987||An Analysis of State Aid to Non-Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in the 50 States, 1970-1984|
|Mary||Johnson||2008||How Spirituality Impacts Ethical Leadership|
|Susan||Johnston||1996||The Experiences of Mid-Career Elementary Teachers|
|Elizabeth||Jones||1990||The Impact of Feeding Methods on Exclusion From Child Care for Infants Under Six Months of Age|
|Janet||Jones||2005||The Courage to Change: Striving for Magnet Hospital Recognition|
|Jennifer||Jones||2015||Beyond Generosity: The Action Logics in Philanthropy|
|Lilly (Ericka)||Jordan||2003||Career Paths to Navy Admiral|
|Sharalee||Jorgensen||1985||Mira Costa College: The First Fifty Years|
|Barbara||Judy||1984||Kindergarten Admission Procedures in Independent Schools With Suggested Guidelines|