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|
|Cynthia||Davalos||2014||The Role of Chief Diversity Officers in Intstitutionalizing Diversity and Inclusion: A Multiple Case Study of Three Exemplar Universities|
|Cynthia||Martinez||2012||Preparing Global Leaders: A Theoretical Model for Understanding the Development of Intercultural Competency|
|Cynthia||Camberg||1992||Valuing 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 Organization|
|Dallas||Boggs||1990||Literary Perceptions of Leadership|
|Dana||Walling||1994||Spirituality and Leadership|
|Danell||Gavares||1993||Empowerment as a Dynamic of the Leadership Relationship: A Study of Two Local Governmental Organizations|
|Danene||Twyman-Brown||2014||Do New Buildings, Equipment, and Technology Improve Student Outcomes? A Look at One Community College's Experience|
|Daniel||Tillapaugh||2012||Toward an Integrated Self: Making Meaning of the Multiple Identities of Gay Men in College|
|Daniel||Babigumira||1990||The Impact of Oppressive Military-Political Governments on School Effectiveness in Uganda - 1971 to 1986|
|Darren||McGlynn||2005||Facing the Leadership Challenges on Decommissioning US Navy Ships|
|David||Noyes||2002||Point Of Transition Service Integration Project: A Multiple-Case Study of a Systems Change Intervention|
|David||Blair||2007||Examining the Predisposition to Lead within the Homosexual Community|
|David||Silver||2010||Understanding Charter School Governance: A Case Study of a Conversion Charter School Board of Directors|
|David||Herrera||2004||Why Participate? Finding Meaning by Partaking in Decisions affecting Us, Our Work and Our Lives|
|David||Tiedmann||1986||Media Services in Higher Education: A Delphi Study for the 1990's|
|David||Lubofsky||2002||Supervisor Leadership Style and Counselors Burnout: A Comparative Study of High School Counselors and Rehabilitation Counselors|
|David||Facer||2012||The Motivation Beliefs Inventory: Measuring Motivation Beliefs Using Four Motivation Theories|
|Dayanne||Izmirian||2008||The Role of Residential Learning in the Faith and Spiritual Development of First Year College Students|
|Dean||Lindquist||1998||Market Values In Education: A Case Study of Its Effect on the Principal's Model for School Governance in Alberta|
|Deborah||Toups||2006||Mentoring of Special Education Administrators|
|Debra||Wright||1995||Meeting Graduate Student Needs Through Alternative Programs: An Analysis of the Impact of Factors Related to Student Choice|
|Debra||Cullinane||1995||The Influence of Control Theory and Reality Therapy on Educators: A Case Study|
|Debra||Johnson||2010||The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Nurse Practitioners: A Look at the Institutional Decision Calculus of a Health Sciences University|
|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|
|Devadhasan||Masilamony||2010||Strategic Planning: Contextual Factors That Facilitated and/or Challenged the Implementation of Strategic Planning in Two Nonprofit Organizations|
|Diane||Beach||1999||Giving Up and Giving In: Young Adolescentsê Dilemmas When Caring for a Grandparent With Alzheimerês Disease|
|Diane||McClure||1988||On Being a Truant: A Phenomenological Study of Students in a Comprehensive High School|
|Dianette||Mitchell||1992||The Impact of the Accountability Movement on Principals in a Large Southern California School District|
|Donna||Marriot||2003||Examining an Observation-Based Model of Professional Development for Teachers|
|Donna||Agan||2001||The Role of Education in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Patients: A Quantitative Study of the Factors That Influence the Self-Management of Chronic Pain|
|Dorene||McLaughlin||1996||An Evaluative Case Study of the Effects of a Learning Style Awareness Program for Ninth Graders at an Independent School|
|Douglas||Player||1996||The Identification of Behavioral Indicators of a Superintendent's Leadership Success: A Delphi Study|
|Douglas||Fenner||2005||Linking Succession Planning to Employee Training: A Study of Federal Employees|
|Douglas||Hoey||2001||Aligning Practice With Vision: Leadership for Developing Character and Employability Attributes|
|E.||Hett||1991||The Development of an Instrument to Measure Global-Mindedness|
|Earl||Connell||1991||An Exploration of the Determinants of Attitude Toward Computers in Middle School Students|
|Ebrahim||Fouzan||1987||The Involvement of Parents of Educable Mentally Retarded in Their Children's Educational Programs in Saudi Arabia|
|Edward||Bowen||2004||Organizational Structure and the Creative Process|
|Edwin||Basilio||2002||Veteran Teacher Perceptions of the Grossmont Model of Peer Assistance and Review (PAR). Is It a Viable Alternative to Traditional Teacher Evaluation?|
|Edwin||Deas||1998||Shared Governance in the British Columbia Post-Secondary Education System: The Boards' Role in Decision-Making|
|Eliazer||Ayala-Austin||2007||Validating the Experiences of Male Mexican American Community College Transfer Students Studying at Catholic Universities|
|Elisa||Carlson||1997||Romanticizing Leadership: A Historical & Cultural Critique|
|Elisabeth||Hamel||1990||An Interpretive Study of the Professional Socialization of Neophyte Nurses into the Nursing Subculture|
|Elizabeth||Jones||1990||The Impact of Feeding Methods on Exclusion From Child Care for Infants Under Six Months of Age|
|Elizabeth||Rechebei||2003||Political Leadership Perceptions on the College of Micronesia System in the Federated States of Micronesia|
|Ella||Sloan||2003||W.E.B. Dubois's \Talented Tenth\: A Pioneering Conception of Transformational Leadership"\""\"""""|
|Elva||Mora||1997||Involving Latino Parents in the Middle-Level School: A Study of First Generation and Second Generation Mexican and Mexican American Parents|
|Emily||Schell||2003||Exploring Teachers' Experiences with the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute|
|Emily||Marx||2012||Advising to Promote Self-authorship: Exploring Advising Strategies and Advisor Characteristics Among New Student Affairs Professionals|
|Ethelyn||Shippey||1993||An Evaluative Study of the Effects of the PIRK Reading Program on Reading and Learning in Development in Learning Disabled Students|