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
Title
Evangeline San Nicholas2003Instructional Leadership in Guam's Public Elementary SchoolsMore detail
FlorenceJohnson1987An Analysis of State Aid to Non-Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in the 50 States, 1970-1984More detail
FrederickPreston1997A Measure of Perceived Power in Influencing Change Among Selected Education Participants in AlbertaMore detail
GailPrentiss1983A Study of the Organizational Effectiveness of the Academic Senate for California Community CollegesMore detail
GaryZomalt1997Implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Community Mental Health Center: Effect on MoraleMore detail
GeorgeCameron1984The Effects of Clinical and Traditional Supervision Methods on the Satisfaction Levels of Higher and Lower-Order Need TeachersMore detail
GeraldBlanton2006Gender Influences in the Graduate Classroom: An Investigation of Female and Male Student PerceptionsMore detail
GingerBlackmon2007Factors that Motivate or Discourage Movement into School Leadership Positions and the Implications for Recruitment Policy and PracticeMore detail
GloriaBader1987Understanding Individual Political Behaviors in Organizations: Instrument Development and ValidationMore detail
GregorioPonce2001A Case Study of Shared Governance at Imperial Valley CollegeMore detail
Gregory Stump2003Employee Receptivity to Three Hundred Sixty Degree Feedback Systems as a Function of Employee Trust and Employee Commitment: An Exploratory StudyMore detail
GuadalupeCorona2010Latina First Year Experience: Factors That Contribute To Persistence From The First To The Second Year In Higher EducationMore detail
HalynaKornuta2001Teacher Portfolios in the Supervision Process: A Journey of DiscoveryMore detail
HeatherCarpenter2011Experiential Education in Nonprofit Management Education: An Examination of Nonprofit-Focused Master's Degree Programs Associated with the Nonprofit Academic Centers CouncilMore detail
HelenEckmann2003\You Are With Someone Who is a Fighter"\"": Constructing a Model of Personal Transformation That Can Occur in Surviving Breast Cancer\"""""More detail
HelenBishop1992Leadership in Policy Issue Networks: The New Community College of Baltimore More detail
HenryTan1991Leadership Development at a Training Center in the PhilippinesMore detail
HerbertBarker1997Common Higher Callings to Social Compassion: A Phenomenological Study of Civic PraxisMore detail
HollyHoffman2014Determinants of First Generation Student Bachelor's Degree CompletionMore detail
HowardTwomey2004Two Perspectives on the Effectiveness of an Entry-Level Community Rehabilitation Training Program: A Comparison of Student and Supervisorial PerceptionsMore detail
IngeEllefson1997The Role of the Principal When Parents Are Increasingly Involved in Decision MakingMore detail
IsabelRies1998The Role of the Site Facilitator in the New Directions in Distance Learning ProjectMore detail
JacquelineFitzpatrick1996Women Mentoring Women: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
JacquelynBrown2010An Empirical Look at the Relationship Between Personality Type and the Challenges of TelecommutingMore detail
JacquelynFreiberg1994Affecting Change Synergistically: An Interpretive Case Study of Leadership Relationships at Southwest AirlinesMore detail
JadeWinn2005Global Citizenship as a Function of Higher Education: The Demographic and Institutional Determinates in a Graduate Student PopulationMore detail
JaimeRomo1998Voices Against Discrimination and Exclusion: Latino School Leaders' Narratives for ChangeMore detail
JamesO'Brien2007Experiences of Sacramental MarriageMore detail
JamesZoll1990A Learning Center Assessment Tool for the Assessment of Academic Services of a Private Learning CenterMore detail
JamesKelly, Jr.1989The Transformation of a Corporate Culture in a Mature OrganizationMore detail
JamesAnderson2011The Experiences of Expatriate Teachers in International Schools: Five Ethnographic Case StudiesMore detail
JamesFord1990Education for Christian LeadershipMore detail
JamesHarrington1989The Effect of Art Education on Self-Concept of Disabled Adult Students in a Community College SettingMore detail
JamesDobbs2014The Relationship Between Perceived Toxic Leadership Styles, Leader Effectiveness, and Organizational CynicismMore detail
JanShields1999Towards 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 PracticumMore detail
JanSecrist1996Voices of Midlife Tomboys: A Narrative StudyMore detail
JanetChrispeels1990A Study of Factors Contributing to Achieving and Sustaining Effectiveness in Elementary SchoolsMore detail
JanetConant1992Memory Change and Cognitive Function Among the ElderlyMore detail
JanetJones2005The Courage to Change: Striving for Magnet Hospital RecognitionMore detail
JanetLittrell1996Integrating Knowledge and Action: A Study of Leadership in the Development of Masters Degree Programs in Liberal StudiesMore detail
JaniceMorris2009The Impact of Authentic Leadership and Ethical Organizational Culture on Auditor BehaviorMore detail
JayMarquand2013Closing the Achievement Gap for Military Dependent Students: Assessing a Federal Grant ProgramMore detail
JeanneAtherton1987An Analysis of Perceptual Differences and Congruities Between California Community College Chancellors and Presidents in Multi-College Districts Regarding the Decision Making Role of the PresidentsMore detail
JeffreyBolster2011What Do They Say? Students from a Private, Faith-based, Four Year University Share Their Perspectives on College as a Mentoring EnvironmentMore detail
JeffreyCarlstead2004What Effect Does the Hampton Inn 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee Have on Customer Loyalty?More detail
JeffreyGlazer1994Implementing TQM in a College of BusinessMore detail
JenniferPreimesberger2000Historical Perspective of the Implementation of Inclusive Education in Selected Schools in the Diocese of San DiegoMore detail
JenniferReiter-Cook2010California Charter School Closures: Perspectives and Advice from Nine Former Charter School DirectorsMore detail
JenniferJeffries1994The Leadership of a Superintendent: Putting the California School Reform Movement to WorkMore detail
JennyFerrone2003Enabling Performance Skills: Assessment in Engineering EducationMore detail
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