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 here to view our student profiles or read on to learn more about our student and alumni outcomes.

Learning 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.

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
CynthiaDavalos2014The Role of Chief Diversity Officers in Intstitutionalizing Diversity and Inclusion: A Multiple Case Study of Three Exemplar UniversitiesMore detail
CynthiaMartinez2012Preparing Global Leaders: A Theoretical Model for Understanding the Development of Intercultural CompetencyMore detail
CynthiaCamberg1992Valuing a Culturally Diverse Work Force: An Examination of Intended Changes and Successes as Perceived by Upper and Middle Management, Supervisors, and Line Staff in a Health Care OrganizationMore detail
DallasBoggs1990Literary Perceptions of LeadershipMore detail
DanaWalling1994Spirituality and LeadershipMore detail
DanellGavares1993Empowerment as a Dynamic of the Leadership Relationship: A Study of Two Local Governmental OrganizationsMore detail
DaneneTwyman-Brown2014Do New Buildings, Equipment, and Technology Improve Student Outcomes? A Look at One Community College's ExperienceMore detail
DanielTillapaugh2012Toward an Integrated Self: Making Meaning of the Multiple Identities of Gay Men in CollegeMore detail
DanielBabigumira1990The Impact of Oppressive Military-Political Governments on School Effectiveness in Uganda - 1971 to 1986More detail
DarrenMcGlynn2005Facing the Leadership Challenges on Decommissioning US Navy ShipsMore detail
DavidNoyes2002Point Of Transition Service Integration Project: A Multiple-Case Study of a Systems Change InterventionMore detail
DavidBlair2007Examining the Predisposition to Lead within the Homosexual CommunityMore detail
DavidSilver2010Understanding Charter School Governance: A Case Study of a Conversion Charter School Board of DirectorsMore detail
DavidHerrera2004Why Participate? Finding Meaning by Partaking in Decisions affecting Us, Our Work and Our LivesMore detail
DavidTiedmann1986Media Services in Higher Education: A Delphi Study for the 1990'sMore detail
DavidLubofsky2002Supervisor Leadership Style and Counselors Burnout: A Comparative Study of High School Counselors and Rehabilitation CounselorsMore detail
DavidFacer2012The Motivation Beliefs Inventory: Measuring Motivation Beliefs Using Four Motivation TheoriesMore detail
DayanneIzmirian2008The Role of Residential Learning in the Faith and Spiritual Development of First Year College StudentsMore detail
DeanLindquist1998Market Values In Education: A Case Study of Its Effect on the Principal's Model for School Governance in AlbertaMore detail
DeborahToups2006Mentoring of Special Education AdministratorsMore detail
DebraWright1995Meeting Graduate Student Needs Through Alternative Programs: An Analysis of the Impact of Factors Related to Student ChoiceMore detail
DebraCullinane1995The Influence of Control Theory and Reality Therapy on Educators: A Case StudyMore detail
DebraJohnson2010The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Nurse Practitioners: A Look at the Institutional Decision Calculus of a Health Sciences UniversityMore detail
DerekNoether2005How Leaders use the Construct of Culture to Influence Change Resistance: A Study of a Planned Change Initiative in a Combined Government and Military OrganizationMore detail
DevadhasanMasilamony2010Strategic Planning: Contextual Factors That Facilitated and/or Challenged the Implementation of Strategic Planning in Two Nonprofit OrganizationsMore detail
DianeBeach1999Giving Up and Giving In: Young Adolescentsê Dilemmas When Caring for a Grandparent With Alzheimerês DiseaseMore detail
DianeMcClure1988On Being a Truant: A Phenomenological Study of Students in a Comprehensive High SchoolMore detail
DianetteMitchell1992The Impact of the Accountability Movement on Principals in a Large Southern California School DistrictMore detail
DonnaMarriot2003Examining an Observation-Based Model of Professional Development for TeachersMore detail
DonnaAgan2001The Role of Education in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Patients: A Quantitative Study of the Factors That Influence the Self-Management of Chronic PainMore detail
DoreneMcLaughlin1996An Evaluative Case Study of the Effects of a Learning Style Awareness Program for Ninth Graders at an Independent SchoolMore detail
DouglasPlayer1996The Identification of Behavioral Indicators of a Superintendent's Leadership Success: A Delphi StudyMore detail
DouglasFenner2005Linking Succession Planning to Employee Training: A Study of Federal EmployeesMore detail
DouglasHoey2001Aligning Practice With Vision: Leadership for Developing Character and Employability AttributesMore detail
E.Hett1991The Development of an Instrument to Measure Global-MindednessMore detail
EarlConnell1991An Exploration of the Determinants of Attitude Toward Computers in Middle School StudentsMore detail
EbrahimFouzan1987The Involvement of Parents of Educable Mentally Retarded in Their Children's Educational Programs in Saudi ArabiaMore detail
EdwardBowen2004Organizational Structure and the Creative ProcessMore detail
EdwinBasilio2002Veteran Teacher Perceptions of the Grossmont Model of Peer Assistance and Review (PAR). Is It a Viable Alternative to Traditional Teacher Evaluation?More detail
EdwinDeas1998Shared Governance in the British Columbia Post-Secondary Education System: The Boards' Role in Decision-MakingMore detail
EliazerAyala-Austin2007Validating the Experiences of Male Mexican American Community College Transfer Students Studying at Catholic UniversitiesMore detail
ElisaCarlson1997Romanticizing Leadership: A Historical & Cultural CritiqueMore detail
ElisabethHamel1990An Interpretive Study of the Professional Socialization of Neophyte Nurses into the Nursing SubcultureMore detail
ElizabethJones1990The Impact of Feeding Methods on Exclusion From Child Care for Infants Under Six Months of AgeMore detail
ElizabethRechebei2003Political Leadership Perceptions on the College of Micronesia System in the Federated States of MicronesiaMore detail
EllaSloan2003W.E.B. Dubois's \Talented Tenth\: A Pioneering Conception of Transformational Leadership"\""\"""""More detail
ElvaMora1997Involving Latino Parents in the Middle-Level School: A Study of First Generation and Second Generation Mexican and Mexican American ParentsMore detail
EmilySchell2003Exploring Teachers' Experiences with the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher InstituteMore detail
EmilyMarx2012Advising to Promote Self-authorship: Exploring Advising Strategies and Advisor Characteristics Among New Student Affairs ProfessionalsMore detail
EthelynShippey1993An Evaluative Study of the Effects of the PIRK Reading Program on Reading and Learning in Development in Learning Disabled Students More detail
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