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
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
BerthaPendleton1989The Schools of the Future Commission of San Diego City Schools: An Ethnographic StudyMore detail
MarkPeters2009Exploring Efforts on Two College Campuses to Cultivate a Culture of VocationMore detail
TheresaPeterson1993Leadership Relationships and the SuperintendencyMore detail
KevinPetti2006Connecting Art and Science: An Interdisciplinary Strategy and Its Impact on the Affective Domain of College Human Anatomy StudentsMore detail
ToniPfister2007Adapted Physical Education Enrollment Issues and Exercise Mediators for Students with Disabilities in San Diego County Community CollegesMore detail
DouglasPlayer1996The Identification of Behavioral Indicators of a Superintendent's Leadership Success: A Delphi StudyMore detail
GregorioPonce2001A Case Study of Shared Governance at Imperial Valley CollegeMore detail
O.Powell2001A Historical Perspective of the Freedom Schools: Implications for Social ChangeMore detail
MaryPowers1990The Influence of the Strategic Planning Process on a Nonprofit Board and a Public CommissionMore detail
JenniferPreimesberger2000Historical Perspective of the Implementation of Inclusive Education in Selected Schools in the Diocese of San DiegoMore detail
GailPrentiss1983A Study of the Organizational Effectiveness of the Academic Senate for California Community CollegesMore detail
FrederickPreston1997A Measure of Perceived Power in Influencing Change Among Selected Education Participants in AlbertaMore detail
PamelaPriest1992The Impact of an Integrated Study Skills Program on University of La Verne Adult Undergraduates at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Naval Air Station North IslandMore detail
ChrisProcello2008Evaluating the Effectiveness of Provosts in Building a Student Learning Assessment-Supportive Organizational Culture:A Multiple-Site Evaluatoin Within the California State University SystemMore detail
JosephRaffa1997Clashing Cultures or Collaborating Networks: A Study of Organization Culture in Breast Cancer PreventionMore detail
LyleRangel1988The Effect of Cooperative Learning on the Spelling Skills, Self-Concept, and Locus of Control of Below Average LearnersMore detail
PressleyRankin IV2013Work/Life Boundary Management In An Integrative Environment: A Study Of Residence Life Professionals Who Live At Their Place Of WorkMore detail
JudithRauner1995The Impact of Community Service Leadership on Student Development as Perceived by Student LeadersMore detail
ElizabethRechebei2003Political Leadership Perceptions on the College of Micronesia System in the Federated States of MicronesiaMore detail
JenniferReiter-Cook2010California Charter School Closures: Perspectives and Advice from Nine Former Charter School DirectorsMore detail
MarkRemy1999The Relationship of Principal Leadership Styles and School-Site Conditions to Stress Levels of Elementary School TeachersMore detail
StephaniRichards-Wilson2003An Analysis of the Benefits of an MBA Degree as Reported by a Diverse Graduate Population of a Southwestern UniversityMore detail
IsabelRies1998The Role of the Site Facilitator in the New Directions in Distance Learning ProjectMore detail
StevenRobbins1995Women and Men in Collaborative Working Partnerships: Connecting Two Disparate Modes of ExperienceMore detail
LynRoberts2014Authenticity: Theoretical Considerations, Instrument Development, and Implications for LeadersMore detail
JodiRobledo2006An Exploration of Supportive Relationships in the Lives of Academically Successful Individuals with AutismMore detail
AnitaRogers1994Barriers to Community: The Development of an Instrument to Assess Components of PrejudiceMore detail
RaymondRoll2007Wherry Revisited: An Empirical Examination of the Nonperformance Factors that Influence Variation in a Performance RatingMore detail
JaimeRomo1998Voices Against Discrimination and Exclusion: Latino School Leaders' Narratives for ChangeMore detail
NancyRoyal1987The Long Term Consequences of Specific Language Disabilities: The Secondary School YearsMore detail
CarolynSalerno1991A Study of the Differences Between Classrooms Using a Meaning-Centered Approach and a Code-Centered Approach in the First Year Implementation of the California English-Language Arts FrameworkMore detail
Evangeline San Nicholas2003Instructional Leadership in Guam's Public Elementary SchoolsMore detail
Michelle SandersSantos2003Perceptions of Principal Effectiveness and Teacher Morale: A Study of Public Secondary School Teachers on GuamMore detail
JuanitaSantos Nacu1998Storytelling in Project Heart to Heart: A Means to Bridge Generational Gap in Post 1965 Filipino Immigrant FamiliesMore detail
PatriciaSaraniero2007I Teach What I DO, I DO What I Teach: The Experiences and Impacts of Teaching Artists More detail
SusanSargent1989The Utilization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act Funding Within the Disabled Student Programs and Services of the California Community CollegesMore detail
CarenSax1999Diversity, Collaboration, Reflective Practice and Technology in Professional Education Programs: Strategic Choices for Higher EducationMore detail
ShaySayre1986Leader Communication and Organizational Culture: A Field StudyMore detail
EmilySchell2003Exploring Teachers' Experiences with the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher InstituteMore detail
VernaSchmidt1995Awakening Institutions: A Delphi StudyMore detail
RalphSchoenfeld1994Dimensions of Anxiety and Their Effect on an Aspect of the Performance Process: Commission of Mental ErrorsMore detail
Patrick Schwerdtfeger2005The Role of the Chief Instructional Officer Within the California Community CollegesMore detail
JuneScopinich1987A College Athletic Department - An Example of a High Performance System Existing in an Organized Anarchy Known as a University Higher Education OrganizationMore detail
MaryScott1989The Labyrinth of Challenge to Change: An Analysis of Community College Leaders' Thinking Styles and Behavioral Practices in the Current EnvironmentMore detail
JanSecrist1996Voices of Midlife Tomboys: A Narrative StudyMore detail
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