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 on our featured student profiles below to learn about the types of students in our doctoral program. View additional doctoral student profiles.

Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Ph.D. 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: Ph.D. candidates will realistically appraise their personal strengths and weaknesses exercising leadership. They will actualize leadership in real and complex situations.

Outcome 3: Ph.D. 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: Ph.D. 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
Title
MaryLindsay1999Story as a Means to Distributed Cognition in Dispute MediationMore detail
JanetLittrell1996Integrating Knowledge and Action: A Study of Leadership in the Development of Masters Degree Programs in Liberal StudiesMore detail
ValerieLivesay 2013Exploring The Paradoxical Role And Experience Of Fallback In Developmental Theory More detail
VirgilLorenzo1998Toward Cooperative Ethics: A Ricoeurian Reading of the Educational Aims of Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, Founder of the Mondragon CooperativesMore detail
MichaelLovette-Colyer2013Cultivating Compassion In Undergraduate College Students: Rhetoric Or Reality?More detail
DavidLubofsky2002Supervisor Leadership Style and Counselors Burnout: A Comparative Study of High School Counselors and Rehabilitation CounselorsMore detail
JessicaLuchesi2014Study Abroad as a Multifaceted Approach to Supporting College Sophmores: Creating Optimal Environments to Promote Holistic Student Development and Global LearningMore detail
SuzanneMacRenato1995Experiences of Moral Commitment: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
NanceMaguire1998Collaborative Teaching Practices for a New Century: A Descriptive Case Study of Peer CoachingMore detail
LeonaMakokis2001Teachings From Cree Elders: A Grounded Theory Study of Indigenous LeadershipMore detail
PatriciaMakokis2000An Insider's Perspective: The Drop-Out Challenge for Canada's First NationsMore detail
RitaMarinoble1990Faith and Leadership: The Spiritual Journeys of Transformational LeadersMore detail
JayMarquand2013Closing the Achievement Gap for Military Dependent Students: Assessing a Federal Grant ProgramMore detail
KennethMarra2006They Who Persist: A Longitudinal Quantitative Case Study of a University Student CohortMore detail
DonnaMarriot2003Examining an Observation-Based Model of Professional Development for TeachersMore detail
MaryMartel1996School Reform: Leadership Through Shared Decision MakingMore detail
PortMartin1995Development of a Participative Approach to Guide Organizational Change: Reviewing the Sawtooth TechniqueMore detail
CynthiaMartinez2012Preparing Global Leaders: A Theoretical Model for Understanding the Development of Intercultural CompetencyMore detail
EmilyMarx2012Advising to Promote Self-authorship: Exploring Advising Strategies and Advisor Characteristics Among New Student Affairs ProfessionalsMore detail
DevadhasanMasilamony2010Strategic Planning: Contextual Factors That Facilitated and/or Challenged the Implementation of Strategic Planning in Two Nonprofit OrganizationsMore detail
RoderickMatheson1992A Comparative Study of the Perceived Job Satisfaction of Site Administrators in San Diego City SchoolsMore detail
RachelMathews1984Attitudes of Teachers and Administrators Towards the Handicapped in Malaysia and Implications for Teacher Training and Program DevelopmentMore detail
LawrenceMattes1982The Identification of Spanish-Speaking Children With Speech and Language Handicaps: An Analysis of Current Assessment Practices in Speech and Language Therapy Programs With Proposed Assessment GuidelinesMore detail
BrianMatthews2004Leaders' Influence on School Recruiting: A Case Study of an International SchoolMore detail
JosephMattox1991An Evaluation of the Program of Theological Education by Extension at the Center for Christian Studies in Northwest MexicoMore detail
AngieMays1999A Professional Competency Survey of Organizational Consultants in San Diego CountyMore detail
DianeMcClure1988On Being a Truant: A Phenomenological Study of Students in a Comprehensive High SchoolMore detail
RobinMcCoy2010The Impact Of A Simulation Based Leader Development Training Program On Transformational And Transactional Leadership BehaviorMore detail
OpheliaMcDaniels1991Political Participation of Registered Nurses: A Correlational StudyMore detail
NanMcDonald2001Reflective Practices: Collective Case Studies of Selected K-8 General Music Teachers in Peer Problem-Solving Discipline and Management Workshop SettingsMore detail
LindseyMcDougle2011Voluntary Sector Rich and Voluntary Sector Poor Communities: What Difference Does the Distinction Really Make?More detail
DarrenMcGlynn2005Facing the Leadership Challenges on Decommissioning US Navy ShipsMore detail
WhitneyMcIntyre Miller2010Postconflict Community Development in Sierra Leone: Western, Cultural, and National InfluencesMore detail
DoreneMcLaughlin1996An Evaluative Case Study of the Effects of a Learning Style Awareness Program for Ninth Graders at an Independent SchoolMore detail
AndreaMcMullen2014Understanding the Development of Global Leadership Competencies: A Case Study in the Bioscience IndustryMore detail
TeresaMcNeil1986A History of Catholic School Education in San Diego County, California, From 1850-1936More detail
MadelineMeistrich2007Politics and the Glass Ceiling in American Law Enforcement: Why Not more Female Chiefs of Police?More detail
PabloMendoza1997Leadership From the Perspectives of Filipino-Americans: A Delphi StudyMore detail
RogerMestinsek2000Charter School Leadership: A Comparative Study of Principals in Traditional and Charter SchoolsMore detail
LorenaMeza2011Parental Support of Latinos in Higher EducationMore detail
CaraMiller2012The Classroom as a Community of InquiryMore detail
JoanMiszak1989Organizational Change in Action: A Qualitative Case Study of US Air's Acquisition of Pacific Southwest AirlinesMore detail
DianetteMitchell1992The Impact of the Accountability Movement on Principals in a Large Southern California School DistrictMore detail
SusanMitchell1994Creating Campus Climates That Are Free From Sexual Harassment: Implications for Leaders in Higher EducationMore detail
BrianMoffitt1998Identification of Core Multidisciplinary Competencies in an Integrated Public Health and Human Service SystemMore detail
SarinaMolina2010Examining the Role of Meaning-making and Cultural Competence in How Teachers Understand and Approach their Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse StudentsMore detail
PatriciaMoore1990The Effect of Science Inservice Programs on the Self Efficacy Belief of Elementary School TeachersMore detail
ElvaMora1997Involving Latino Parents in the Middle-Level School: A Study of First Generation and Second Generation Mexican and Mexican American ParentsMore detail
CatrionaMoran2007Teachers' Perceptions of a 360-degree Feedback ProcessMore detail
TammyMoriarty2013Data-Driven Decision Making: Teachers' Use Of Data In The ClassroomMore detail
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