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
Title
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 U.S. Navy ships More detail
WhitneyMcIntyre Miller2010Postconflict Community Development in Sierra Leone: Western, Cultural, and National InfluencesMore detail
ConorMcLaughlin2017A Movement Against And Beyond Boundaries: Exploring The Impact Of Transgressive Teaching On The Student Affairs Practices Of White, Heterosexual MenMore 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
ChristinaMitchell2016When Worlds Collide: Bringing The Native/Indigenous Transnational Nonprofit Leader To The ConversationMore 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
JaniceMorris2009The Impact of Authentic Leadership and Ethical Organizational Culture on Auditor BehaviorMore detail
JohnMosby2009From Strain to Success: A Phenomenological Study of the Personal and Academic Pressures on African American Male Community College StudentsMore detail
AnedMuniz Gracia2011Factors influencing the decision of high school graduating seniors in Corozal, Puerto Rico, to pursue university studies More detail
AndreMurphy2002Perception And Reality: An Empirical Assessment Of Navy Leadership Styles And Business Process Reengineering OutcomesMore detail
AlanNelson1994Leadership Training of Ministerial Students in Evangelical Institutions of Higher EducationMore detail
RichardNewman2005Connecting the Dots: A Study of an Innovative Principal Preparation Program's Impact on the Mental Models and On-the-Job Behaviors fo Aspiring School Leaders.More detail
AnnaNewton1988Leadership and Development: A Study of Higher Education Academic AdministratorsMore detail
Mai-AnhNgo2016Leadership Developmental Networks Of Professionals Of Color: Contemporary Conceptions Of Mentoring Relationships More detail
AlanaNicastro2004Wresting and Arresting Sense In Academe: The Complicated Discursive Structures of Female Assistant ProfessorsMore detail
DerekNoether2005How Leaders use the Construct of Culture to Influence Change Resistance: A Study of a Planned Change Initiative in a Combined Government and Military OrganizationMore detail
DavidNoyes2002Point Of Transition Service Integration Project: A Multiple-Case Study of a Systems Change InterventionMore detail
JamesO'Brien2007Experiences of Sacramental MarriageMore detail
JohnO'Sullivan2017Examining Hybrid-Gift Philanthropy In Division I Intercollegiate Athletics: A Mixed Methods StudyMore detail
PatriciaOttow Keen2008Roots of Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary EducationMore detail
MaryPadulo2001The Balancing Act: Work Environment Issues for Women With Children in Student AffairsMore detail
CoreyPahanish2017Mindfully Impacting Transformation: Mindfulness Strategies For An Adult Leadership Academy In A Low-Income CommunityMore detail
PatriciaParlin1985Attitudes of Principals Toward Written Composition Research and Instructional Leadership Practices Associated With Effective Writing PracticesMore detail
LynettePatton1987A Synthesis of Dissertation Research on Faculty-Role Stressors in Nursing EducationMore detail
SusanPayment2003Goddesses in the Union: A Qualitative Study of Women in Leadership Positions in College and University Union SettingsMore detail
RobertPeacock2001First Nations Students: What Teachers Do That Makes Them SuccessfulMore detail
JohnPejza1987An Investigation of Strong Religious Cultures in Selected Catholic Secondary SchoolsMore detail
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