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|
|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 U.S. Navy ships|
|Whitney||McIntyre Miller||2010||Postconflict Community Development in Sierra Leone: Western, Cultural, and National Influences|
|Conor||McLaughlin||2017||A Movement Against And Beyond Boundaries: Exploring The Impact Of Transgressive Teaching On The Student Affairs Practices Of White, Heterosexual Men|
|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|
|Christina||Mitchell||2016||When Worlds Collide: Bringing The Native/Indigenous Transnational Nonprofit Leader To The Conversation|
|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|
|Janice||Morris||2009||The Impact of Authentic Leadership and Ethical Organizational Culture on Auditor Behavior|
|John||Mosby||2009||From Strain to Success: A Phenomenological Study of the Personal and Academic Pressures on African American Male Community College Students|
|Aned||Muniz Gracia||2011||Factors influencing the decision of high school graduating seniors in Corozal, Puerto Rico, to pursue university studies|
|Andre||Murphy||2002||Perception And Reality: An Empirical Assessment Of Navy Leadership Styles And Business Process Reengineering Outcomes|
|Alan||Nelson||1994||Leadership Training of Ministerial Students in Evangelical Institutions of Higher Education|
|Richard||Newman||2005||Connecting 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.|
|Anna||Newton||1988||Leadership and Development: A Study of Higher Education Academic Administrators|
|Mai-Anh||Ngo||2016||Leadership Developmental Networks Of Professionals Of Color: Contemporary Conceptions Of Mentoring Relationships|
|Alana||Nicastro||2004||Wresting and Arresting Sense In Academe: The Complicated Discursive Structures of Female Assistant Professors|
|Derek||Noether||2005||How Leaders use the Construct of Culture to Influence Change Resistance: A Study of a Planned Change Initiative in a Combined Government and Military Organization|
|David||Noyes||2002||Point Of Transition Service Integration Project: A Multiple-Case Study of a Systems Change Intervention|
|James||O'Brien||2007||Experiences of Sacramental Marriage|
|John||O'Sullivan||2017||Examining Hybrid-Gift Philanthropy In Division I Intercollegiate Athletics: A Mixed Methods Study|
|Patricia||Ottow Keen||2008||Roots of Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Education|
|Mary||Padulo||2001||The Balancing Act: Work Environment Issues for Women With Children in Student Affairs|
|Corey||Pahanish||2017||Mindfully Impacting Transformation: Mindfulness Strategies For An Adult Leadership Academy In A Low-Income Community|
|Patricia||Parlin||1985||Attitudes of Principals Toward Written Composition Research and Instructional Leadership Practices Associated With Effective Writing Practices|
|Lynette||Patton||1987||A Synthesis of Dissertation Research on Faculty-Role Stressors in Nursing Education|
|Susan||Payment||2003||Goddesses in the Union: A Qualitative Study of Women in Leadership Positions in College and University Union Settings|
|Robert||Peacock||2001||First Nations Students: What Teachers Do That Makes Them Successful|
|John||Pejza||1987||An Investigation of Strong Religious Cultures in Selected Catholic Secondary Schools|