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|
|Jan||Secrist||1996||Voices of Midlife Tomboys: A Narrative Study|
|Ole-Kristian||Setnes||2014||Central And Secondary Struggles In Social Interventions: The Impact Of Group Relations Learning On Real Life Practices|
|Mary||Shea||2006||So You Think It's Inclusion... Think Again: A Quantitative Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions in Community Youth Organizations|
|Jan||Shields||1999||Towards a New Theory of Personal Teaching Efficacy: The Development and Testing of a New Model and Scale Using Teachers and Student Teachers Participating in a Reflective Practitioner Model Practicum|
|William||Shine||1986||A Study of Retention and Leadership: A Process Model of Turnover|
|Ethelyn||Shippey||1993||An Evaluative Study of the Effects of the PIRK Reading Program on Reading and Learning in Development in Learning Disabled Students|
|Jensen||Shirley||2009||Congregation Activism in the Community: A Study of Faith-Based Leadership|
|Andria||Shook||2015||Educating The Whole Child: Evidence Of Health And Wellness Instruction In Schools Serving Low-Income Students|
|Robert||Siciliani||1998||The Development of an Instrument to Identify Differing Views of Leadership Within Organizations|
|Linda||Siefert||2002||Modeling the Effects of Financial Aid on Student Enrollment Decisions: A Quantitative Case Study of a Private Catholic University|
|David||Silver||2010||Understanding Charter School Governance: A Case Study of a Conversion Charter School Board of Directors|
|Sandra||Singleton||1990||California Pioneers in Speech Pathology: 1915 Through 1951 Looking Back for the Future|
|Lori||Sipe||2013||Leadership For Innovation In The Memories Business: A Mixed Methods Study Of A Hospitality And Tourism Marketplace|
|Karen||Skalbeck||1991||Profile of a Transformational Leader: A Sacred Mission|
|Marilyn||Skordas||1988||The Impact of the Father/Daughter Relationship on Women in Educational Administrative Leadership Positions|
|Kathryn||Skube||1995||Self-Esteem: A Descriptive Study of Students of San Diego Unified School District at Grades 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 Related to Components of Self Esteem|
|Ella||Sloan||2003||W.E.B. Dubois's \Talented Tenth\: A Pioneering Conception of Transformational Leadership\\""\\""\""\""\""\"""""|
|Anthony||Smith||1987||Shared Organizational Culture and Leader Communication: A Study of Correlation|
|Owen||Smith||2011||Exploration of the Impostor Phenomenon in Law School Students|
|Rodric||Smith||2017||Love+Leadership: An Exploration Of Attachment Theory And Authentic Leader Development|
|Steven||Smith||2006||The Reluctant Sorority: Stories of American Wives of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, 1965-1973 / Lessons in Exercising Leadership in the Absence of Power|
|Christiane||Sorenson||2010||Balancing Act: A Study of International School Heads' Efforts to Manage the Professional and Personal Aspects of Their Lives|
|Antonia||Spadaro||1997||The Wrath of Ignorance: Schizophrenic Policies in Access to Health Care for Undocumented Latinas|
|Teresa||Spoulos||2006||The Dilemma of Disclosure for College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder|
|Richard||Stakelum||2010||The Lost-Boys Phenomenon|
|Louise||Stanger||1999||Lifting the Veil off Widowhood: Portraits of Transformation|
|Kristen||Stonebreaker||1991||An Analysis of Selected California Community College Faculty Members' Perceptions of Challenges Experienced During the First Year of Hire|
|Judith||Strattan||1990||Directions for Leadership of the Association of California Community College Administrators in the 1990's|
|Gregory||Stump||2003||Employee Receptivity to Three Hundred Sixty Degree Feedback Systems as a Function of Employee Trust and Employee Commitment: An Exploratory Study|
|Lorri||Sulpizio||2010||Women and Authority: Transitioning Into A Role Of Assigned Authority As A Graduate Teaching Assistant in A Leadership Class|
|Lawrence||Sykoff||1988||The Emergence of the Middle School in Independent Education|
|Patricia||Taepke||2007||Effect of Computer-Aided Instruction on Grades in Middle School Algebra|
|Henry||Tan||1991||Leadership Development at a Training Center in the Philippines|
|Stephanie||Tarkington||1989||Improving Critical Thinking Skills Using Paideia Seminars in a Seventh Grade Literature Curriculum|
|Patrick||Tellei||2005||Omesubel A Ureor: Workforce Development in Palau From Pre-Contact to 1999|
|Kedir Assefa||Tessema||2015||Aspiring And Doing Activism Under Repressive Systems: A Narrative Inquiry Of Former Student Activists|
|D. Bethan||Theunissen||2016||"Intonations Of Their Own Language:" An Analysis Of Resonance And Leadership In Two Young Adult-Filled, Progressive Mainstream Congregations In The Pacific Northwest|
|Minareta||Thompson||2004||Roles and Responsibilities of Chiefs in the Council of Chiefs Within a Village in American Samoa|
|David||Tiedmann||1986||Media Services in Higher Education: A Delphi Study for the 1990's|
|Daniel||Tillapaugh||2012||Toward an Integrated Self: Making Meaning of the Multiple Identities of Gay Men in College|
|Deborah||Toups||2006||Mentoring of Special Education Administrators|
|Rafael||Tovar Y Lopez-Portillo||2016||Understanding The Role Of Women As Leaders In Mexican Politics: Looking Back And Moving Forward|
|Barbara||Trent||1993||An Evaluation of Student Perceptions of Academic Advising in a RN/BSN Distance Educational Nursing Program|
|Nicholas||Trongale||2001||Changes in Navy Leadership Theory and Practice: Post-Vietnam|
|Darren||Tune||2016||Who Leads Nonprofit Organizations And What Does It Matter? A Mixed Methods Study Of The Impact Of Different Sector Experience On Nonprofit Leadership|
|Howard||Twomey||2004||Two Perspectives on the Effectiveness of an Entry-Level Community Rehabilitation Training Program: A Comparison of Student and Supervisorial Perceptions|
|Julie||Ulloa-Heath||2003||Leadership Behaviors and Communication Satisfaction: Community Colleges in Micronesia|
|Shelly||Valdez||2003||Looking Forward, Looking Back, Looking Inward: Lessons From Vital Women Leaders in Old Age|
|Marêa||Valle||1984||Public Education in Baja California in Tijuanaês First School|
|Noelia||Vela||1989||A Delphi Study of California Community College Counselors' Responsibilities and Competencies for the 1990's as Perceived by Chief Student Services Administrators|