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|
|Bertha||Pendleton||1989||The Schools of the Future Commission of San Diego City Schools: An Ethnographic Study|
|Mariko||Peshon||2017||Locked Up: Parallel Officer, Deputy And Inmate Decision-Making Experiences In County Jails|
|Mark||Peters||2009||Exploring Efforts on Two College Campuses to Cultivate a Culture of Vocation|
|Theresa||Peterson||1993||Leadership Relationships and the Superintendency|
|Kevin||Petti||2006||Connecting Art and Science: An Interdisciplinary Strategy and Its Impact on the Affective Domain of College Human Anatomy Students|
|Toni||Pfister||2007||Adapted Physical Education Enrollment Issues and Exercise Mediators for Students with Disabilities in San Diego County Community Colleges|
|Douglas||Player||1996||The Identification of Behavioral Indicators of a Superintendent's Leadership Success: A Delphi Study|
|Gregorio||Ponce||2001||A Case Study of Shared Governance at Imperial Valley College|
|O.||Powell||2001||A Historical Perspective of the Freedom Schools: Implications for Social Change|
|Mary||Powers||1990||The Influence of the Strategic Planning Process on a Nonprofit Board and a Public Commission|
|Jennifer||Preimesberger||2000||Historical Perspective of the Implementation of Inclusive Education in Selected Schools in the Diocese of San Diego|
|Gail||Prentiss||1983||A Study of the Organizational Effectiveness of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges|
|Frederick||Preston||1997||A Measure of Perceived Power in Influencing Change Among Selected Education Participants in Alberta|
|Pamela||Priest||1992||The Impact of an Integrated Study Skills Program on University of La Verne Adult Undergraduates at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Naval Air Station North Island|
|Chris||Procello||2008||Evaluating the Effectiveness of Provosts in Building a Student Learning Assessment-Supportive Organizational Culture:A Multiple-Site Evaluatoin Within the California State University System|
|Joseph||Raffa||1997||Clashing Cultures or Collaborating Networks: A Study of Organization Culture in Breast Cancer Prevention|
|Lyle||Rangel||1988||The Effect of Cooperative Learning on the Spelling Skills, Self-Concept, and Locus of Control of Below Average Learners|
|Pressley||Rankin IV||2013||Work/Life Boundary Management In An Integrative Environment: A Study Of Residence Life Professionals Who Live At Their Place Of Work|
|Judith||Rauner||1995||The Impact of Community Service Leadership on Student Development as Perceived by Student Leaders|
|Elizabeth||Rechebei||2003||Political Leadership Perceptions on the College of Micronesia System in the Federated States of Micronesia|
|Jennifer||Reiter-Cook||2010||California Charter School Closures: Perspectives and Advice from Nine Former Charter School Directors|
|Mark||Remy||1999||The Relationship of Principal Leadership Styles and School-Site Conditions to Stress Levels of Elementary School Teachers|
|Patricia||Rhodes||2014||A Tale Of Two Schools: The Spiritual Development Of Leaders In Protestant Seminaries|
|Rachel||Rice||2014||Convergence Or Divergence Of Values? A Comparison Case Study Of Teacher Credentialing Programs|
|Stephani||Richards-Wilson||2003||An Analysis of the Benefits of an MBA Degree as Reported by a Diverse Graduate Population of a Southwestern University|
|Isabel||Ries||1998||The Role of the Site Facilitator in the New Directions in Distance Learning Project|
|Steven||Robbins||1995||Women and Men in Collaborative Working Partnerships: Connecting Two Disparate Modes of Experience|
|Lyn||Roberts||2014||Authenticity: Theoretical Considerations, Instrument Development, and Implications for Leaders|
|Jodi||Robledo||2006||An Exploration of Supportive Relationships in the Lives of Academically Successful Individuals with Autism|
|Juan||Roche||2016||Clones In The Mba Classroom: Understanding The Relationship Between Culture And Mba Students' Attitudes Towards Socially Responsible Business Leadership: A Mixed Methods, Cross-National Study|
|Anita||Rogers||1994||Barriers to Community: The Development of an Instrument to Assess Components of Prejudice|
|Raymond||Roll||2007||Wherry Revisited: An Empirical Examination of the Nonperformance Factors that Influence Variation in a Performance Rating|
|Jaime||Romo||1998||Voices Against Discrimination and Exclusion: Latino School Leaders' Narratives for Change|
|Nancy||Royal||1987||The Long Term Consequences of Specific Language Disabilities: The Secondary School Years|
|Carolyn||Salerno||1991||A 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 Framework|
|Evangeline||San Nicholas||2003||Instructional Leadership in Guam's Public Elementary Schools|
|Michelle Sanders||Santos||2003||Perceptions of Principal Effectiveness and Teacher Morale: A Study of Public Secondary School Teachers on Guam|
|Juanita||Santos Nacu||1998||Storytelling in Project Heart to Heart: A Means to Bridge Generational Gap in Post 1965 Filipino Immigrant Families|
|Patricia||Saraniero||2007||I Teach What I Do, I Do What I Teach: The Experiences and Impacts of Teaching Artists|
|Susan||Sargent||1989||The Utilization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act Funding Within the Disabled Student Programs and Services of the California Community Colleges|
|Caren||Sax||1999||Diversity, Collaboration, Reflective Practice and Technology in Professional Education Programs: Strategic Choices for Higher Education|
|Shay||Sayre||1986||Leader Communication and Organizational Culture: A Field Study|
|Emily||Schell||2003||Exploring Teachers' Experiences with the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute|
|Nicole A Schues||Scheussler||2015||The Development Of Interculutral Maturity In Second-Year College Students|
|Verna||Schmidt||1995||Awakening Institutions: A Delphi Study|
|Ralph||Schoenfeld||1994||Dimensions of Anxiety and Their Effect on an Aspect of the Performance Process: Commission of Mental Errors|
|Patrick||Schwerdtfeger||2005||The Role of the Chief Instructional Officer Within the California Community Colleges|
|Peter||Sciabarra||2014||A Comparative Study Of Select Autism Advocacy And Research Organizations: Their Mission, Purpose And Focus Related To The Efficacy Of Service(S) Provided To Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asds)|
|June||Scopinich||1987||A College Athletic Department - An Example of a High Performance System Existing in an Organized Anarchy Known as a University Higher Education Organization|
|Mary||Scott||1989||The Labyrinth of Challenge to Change: An Analysis of Community College Leaders' Thinking Styles and Behavioral Practices in the Current Environment|