Ph.D. in Leadership Studies
Department of Leadership Studies
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.
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.
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|
|Mary||Lindsay||1999||Story as a Means to Distributed Cognition in Dispute Mediation|
|Janet||Littrell||1996||Integrating Knowledge and Action: A Study of Leadership in the Development of Masters Degree Programs in Liberal Studies|
|Valerie||Livesay||2013||Exploring The Paradoxical Role And Experience Of Fallback In Developmental Theory|
|Virgil||Lorenzo||1998||Toward Cooperative Ethics: A Ricoeurian Reading of the Educational Aims of Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, Founder of the Mondragon Cooperatives|
|Michael||Lovette-Colyer||2013||Cultivating Compassion In Undergraduate College Students: Rhetoric Or Reality?|
|David||Lubofsky||2002||Supervisor Leadership Style and Counselors Burnout: A Comparative Study of High School Counselors and Rehabilitation Counselors|
|Jessica||Luchesi||2014||Study Abroad as a Multifaceted Approach to Supporting College Sophmores: Creating Optimal Environments to Promote Holistic Student Development and Global Learning|
|Suzanne||MacRenato||1995||Experiences of Moral Commitment: A Phenomenological Study|
|Nance||Maguire||1998||Collaborative Teaching Practices for a New Century: A Descriptive Case Study of Peer Coaching|
|Leona||Makokis||2001||Teachings From Cree Elders: A Grounded Theory Study of Indigenous Leadership|
|Patricia||Makokis||2000||An Insider's Perspective: The Drop-Out Challenge for Canada's First Nations|
|Rita||Marinoble||1990||Faith and Leadership: The Spiritual Journeys of Transformational Leaders|
|Jay||Marquand||2013||Closing the Achievement Gap for Military Dependent Students: Assessing a Federal Grant Program|
|Kenneth||Marra||2006||They Who Persist: A Longitudinal Quantitative Case Study of a University Student Cohort|
|Donna||Marriot||2003||Examining an Observation-Based Model of Professional Development for Teachers|
|Mary||Martel||1996||School Reform: Leadership Through Shared Decision Making|
|Port||Martin||1995||Development of a Participative Approach to Guide Organizational Change: Reviewing the Sawtooth Technique|
|Cynthia||Martinez||2012||Preparing Global Leaders: A Theoretical Model for Understanding the Development of Intercultural Competency|
|Emily||Marx||2012||Advising to Promote Self-authorship: Exploring Advising Strategies and Advisor Characteristics Among New Student Affairs Professionals|
|Devadhasan||Masilamony||2010||Strategic Planning: Contextual Factors That Facilitated and/or Challenged the Implementation of Strategic Planning in Two Nonprofit Organizations|
|Roderick||Matheson||1992||A Comparative Study of the Perceived Job Satisfaction of Site Administrators in San Diego City Schools|
|Rachel||Mathews||1984||Attitudes of Teachers and Administrators Towards the Handicapped in Malaysia and Implications for Teacher Training and Program Development|
|Lawrence||Mattes||1982||The 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 Guidelines|
|Brian||Matthews||2004||Leaders' Influence on School Recruiting: A Case Study of an International School|
|Joseph||Mattox||1991||An Evaluation of the Program of Theological Education by Extension at the Center for Christian Studies in Northwest Mexico|
|Angie||Mays||1999||A Professional Competency Survey of Organizational Consultants in San Diego County|
|Diane||McClure||1988||On Being a Truant: A Phenomenological Study of Students in a Comprehensive High School|
|Robin||McCoy||2010||The Impact Of A Simulation Based Leader Development Training Program On Transformational And Transactional Leadership Behavior|
|Ophelia||McDaniels||1991||Political Participation of Registered Nurses: A Correlational Study|
|Nan||McDonald||2001||Reflective Practices: Collective Case Studies of Selected K-8 General Music Teachers in Peer Problem-Solving Discipline and Management Workshop Settings|
|Lindsey||McDougle||2011||Voluntary Sector Rich and Voluntary Sector Poor Communities: What Difference Does the Distinction Really Make?|
|Darren||McGlynn||2005||Facing the Leadership Challenges on Decommissioning US Navy Ships|
|Whitney||McIntyre Miller||2010||Postconflict Community Development in Sierra Leone: Western, Cultural, and National Influences|
|Dorene||McLaughlin||1996||An Evaluative Case Study of the Effects of a Learning Style Awareness Program for Ninth Graders at an Independent School|
|Andrea||McMullen||2014||Understanding the Development of Global Leadership Competencies: A Case Study in the Bioscience Industry|
|Teresa||McNeil||1986||A History of Catholic School Education in San Diego County, California, From 1850-1936|
|Madeline||Meistrich||2007||Politics and the Glass Ceiling in American Law Enforcement: Why Not more Female Chiefs of Police?|
|Pablo||Mendoza||1997||Leadership From the Perspectives of Filipino-Americans: A Delphi Study|
|Roger||Mestinsek||2000||Charter School Leadership: A Comparative Study of Principals in Traditional and Charter Schools|
|Lorena||Meza||2011||Parental Support of Latinos in Higher Education|
|Cara||Miller||2012||The Classroom as a Community of Inquiry|
|Joan||Miszak||1989||Organizational Change in Action: A Qualitative Case Study of US Air's Acquisition of Pacific Southwest Airlines|
|Dianette||Mitchell||1992||The Impact of the Accountability Movement on Principals in a Large Southern California School District|
|Susan||Mitchell||1994||Creating Campus Climates That Are Free From Sexual Harassment: Implications for Leaders in Higher Education|
|Brian||Moffitt||1998||Identification of Core Multidisciplinary Competencies in an Integrated Public Health and Human Service System|
|Sarina||Molina||2010||Examining the Role of Meaning-making and Cultural Competence in How Teachers Understand and Approach their Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students|
|Patricia||Moore||1990||The Effect of Science Inservice Programs on the Self Efficacy Belief of Elementary School Teachers|
|Elva||Mora||1997||Involving Latino Parents in the Middle-Level School: A Study of First Generation and Second Generation Mexican and Mexican American Parents|
|Catriona||Moran||2007||Teachers' Perceptions of a 360-degree Feedback Process|
|Tammy||Moriarty||2013||Data-Driven Decision Making: Teachers' Use Of Data In The Classroom|