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|
|A.||Bowden||2002||Collaborative Leadership In Middle Schools and Teacher Job Satisfaction: A Search for Relationships|
|Adolfo||Gonzales||1996||Historical Case Study: San Diego and Tijuana Border Region Relationship With the San Diego Police Department 1957-1994|
|Adriana||Zylmans||1991||Ethnic Inclusion Strategies for the World Affairs Council: A Case Study|
|Alan||Grant||1992||Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Delphi Study of New Venture Success Factors|
|Alan||Nelson||1994||Leadership Training of Ministerial Students in Evangelical Institutions of Higher Education|
|Alana||Nicastro||2004||Wresting and Arresting Sense In Academe: The Complicated Discursive Structures of Female Assistant Professors|
|Alex||Kodiath||1987||A Study of the Commonalties and Differences of Male and Female Spiritual Leaders|
|Alexader||Lehman||2014||Engineering, Teaching, and Technology: A Nationwide Assessment of Instructional Internet Use by Engineering Faculty|
|Alyson||Caouette||1995||The Phenomenon of Flow Among Classroom Teachers and the Implications for Leadership Practice|
|Amy||Fraher||2002||The Development of the Tavistock and Tavistock -Inspired Group Relations Movement in Great Britain and the United States: A Comparative and Historical Perspective|
|Andre||Murphy||2002||Perception And Reality: An Empirical Assessment Of Navy Leadership Styles And Business Process Reengineering Outcomes|
|Andrea||McMullen||2014||Understanding the Development of Global Leadership Competencies: A Case Study in the Bioscience Industry|
|Aned||Muniz Gracia||2011||FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DECISION OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORS IN COROZAL, PUERTO RICO, TO PURSUE POST-SECONDARY STUDIES|
|Angie||Mays||1999||A Professional Competency Survey of Organizational Consultants in San Diego County|
|Anita||Rogers||1994||Barriers to Community: The Development of an Instrument to Assess Components of Prejudice|
|Anna||Newton||1988||Leadership and Development: A Study of Higher Education Academic Administrators|
|Anthony||Smith||1987||Shared Organizational Culture and Leader Communication: A Study of Correlation|
|Antonia||Spadaro||1997||The Wrath of Ignorance: Schizophrenic Policies in Access to Health Care for Undocumented Latinas|
|Audrey||Barrett||2008||The Nonprofit Ethics Survey: A Contextual Approach|
|Barbara||Broderick||1988||Naturalistic Inquiry: An Appropriate Method for Evaluating Customer Training - A Case Study of a Computer System Value-Added Reseller|
|Barbara||Lincoln||2000||Career and Family: A Qualitative Study of Working Mothers|
|Barbara||LeWinter||1986||A Study of the Influence of Logo on Locus of Control, Attitudes Toward Mathematics, and Problem-Solving Ability in Children in Grades 4, 5, 6|
|Barbara||Judy||1984||Kindergarten Admission Procedures in Independent Schools With Suggested Guidelines|
|Barbara||Trent||1993||An Evaluation of Student Perceptions of Academic Advising in a RN/BSN Distance Educational Nursing Program|
|Barbara||Gilliss||1994||Organizations of the Future: An Analysis of Current Literature and a New Model|
|Beatriz||Villarreal||1989||An Analysis of the Special Education Services for Children and Youth in Costa Rica|
|Bertha||Pendleton||1989||The Schools of the Future Commission of San Diego City Schools: An Ethnographic Study|
|Bonnie||Dowd||2003||The Relationship Between Decision-Making and Accountability: A Case Study of Two State Community College Systems|
|Brenda||Campbell||2002||Genre Studies: Temporary Homogeneous Grouping to Improve Reading or Merely Another Form of Tracking?|
|Brian||Matthews||2004||Leaders' Influence on School Recruiting: A Case Study of an International School|
|Brian||Moffitt||1998||Identification of Core Multidisciplinary Competencies in an Integrated Public Health and Human Service System|
|Candace||Aiani||2009||Developing an Instrument to Measure the Degree of Implementation of Information Literacy Curriculum|
|Candice||Francis||1990||Profiles in Faculty Leadership: The Experience of 1985-86 California Community College Senate Presidents|
|Cara||Miller||2012||The Classroom as a Community of Inquiry|
|Caren||Sax||1999||Diversity, Collaboration, Reflective Practice and Technology in Professional Education Programs: Strategic Choices for Higher Education|
|Carmen||Barcena||1993||Bicultural Women in Monocultural Organizations: Professional Hispanic Women's Experiences of Diversity and Their Recommendations for Organizations|
|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|
|Catriona||Moran||2007||Teachers' Perceptions of a 360-degree Feedback Process|
|Charles||Friedrichs||2001||The Effect of Professional Growth Opportunities as Determined by California Public High School Instrumental Music Teachers|
|Charles||Algaier||2003||Job Satisfaction, Leadership Styles, and Teaching Practices among CNMI Public Elementary School Teachers|
|Charles||Girvin III||2001||The Role of a Middle School Assistant Principal in Establishing and Maintaining Positive School Climate|
|Cheryl||Getz||1998||Observing the Spirit of Resilience: The Relationship Between Life Experiences and Success in Higher Education for African American Students|
|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|
|Christiane||Sorenson||2010||Balancing Act: A Study of International School Heads' Efforts to Manage the Professional and Personal Aspects of Their Lives|
|Christina||Chiriboga-Hahn||2003||An Evaluation Study of a Community College Administrative Leadership Development Program|
|Christine||Cecil||1997||Enter the Water Carriers: Embracing Parenting Experience in Work Teams|
|Clara||Eder||1999||California African-American Infant Mortality Prevention: A Prospective Study|
|Claudia||Chavez McKay||2010||The Contributions of the Unwanted|
|Constance||Gillan||2002||A Comparative Case Study: Aircrew Adaptive Decision Making|
|Crystal||Dujowich||2014||A Multi-level Investigation of Leadership Effectiveness and Systems Awareness in the Leadership Circle Profile|