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|
|Evangeline||San Nicholas||2003||Instructional Leadership in Guam's Public Elementary Schools|
|Florence||Johnson||1987||An Analysis of State Aid to Non-Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in the 50 States, 1970-1984|
|Frederick||Preston||1997||A Measure of Perceived Power in Influencing Change Among Selected Education Participants in Alberta|
|Gail||Prentiss||1983||A Study of the Organizational Effectiveness of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges|
|Gary||Zomalt||1997||Implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Community Mental Health Center: Effect on Morale|
|George||Cameron||1984||The Effects of Clinical and Traditional Supervision Methods on the Satisfaction Levels of Higher and Lower-Order Need Teachers|
|Gerald||Blanton||2006||Gender Influences in the Graduate Classroom: An Investigation of Female and Male Student Perceptions|
|Ginger||Blackmon||2007||Factors that Motivate or Discourage Movement into School Leadership Positions and the Implications for Recruitment Policy and Practice|
|Gloria||Bader||1987||Understanding Individual Political Behaviors in Organizations: Instrument Development and Validation|
|Gregorio||Ponce||2001||A Case Study of Shared Governance at Imperial Valley College|
|Gregory||Stump||2003||Employee Receptivity to Three Hundred Sixty Degree Feedback Systems as a Function of Employee Trust and Employee Commitment: An Exploratory Study|
|Guadalupe||Corona||2010||Latina First Year Experience: Factors That Contribute To Persistence From The First To The Second Year In Higher Education|
|Halyna||Kornuta||2001||Teacher Portfolios in the Supervision Process: A Journey of Discovery|
|Heather||Carpenter||2011||Experiential Education in Nonprofit Management Education: An Examination of Nonprofit-Focused Master's Degree Programs Associated with the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council|
|Helen||Eckmann||2003||\You Are With Someone Who is a Fighter"\"": Constructing a Model of Personal Transformation That Can Occur in Surviving Breast Cancer\"""""|
|Helen||Bishop||1992||Leadership in Policy Issue Networks: The New Community College of Baltimore|
|Henry||Tan||1991||Leadership Development at a Training Center in the Philippines|
|Herbert||Barker||1997||Common Higher Callings to Social Compassion: A Phenomenological Study of Civic Praxis|
|Holly||Hoffman||2014||Determinants of First Generation Student Bachelor's Degree Completion|
|Howard||Twomey||2004||Two Perspectives on the Effectiveness of an Entry-Level Community Rehabilitation Training Program: A Comparison of Student and Supervisorial Perceptions|
|Inge||Ellefson||1997||The Role of the Principal When Parents Are Increasingly Involved in Decision Making|
|Isabel||Ries||1998||The Role of the Site Facilitator in the New Directions in Distance Learning Project|
|Jacqueline||Fitzpatrick||1996||Women Mentoring Women: A Phenomenological Study|
|Jacquelyn||Brown||2010||An Empirical Look at the Relationship Between Personality Type and the Challenges of Telecommuting|
|Jacquelyn||Freiberg||1994||Affecting Change Synergistically: An Interpretive Case Study of Leadership Relationships at Southwest Airlines|
|Jade||Winn||2005||Global Citizenship as a Function of Higher Education: The Demographic and Institutional Determinates in a Graduate Student Population|
|Jaime||Romo||1998||Voices Against Discrimination and Exclusion: Latino School Leaders' Narratives for Change|
|James||O'Brien||2007||Experiences of Sacramental Marriage|
|James||Zoll||1990||A Learning Center Assessment Tool for the Assessment of Academic Services of a Private Learning Center|
|James||Kelly, Jr.||1989||The Transformation of a Corporate Culture in a Mature Organization|
|James||Anderson||2011||The Experiences of Expatriate Teachers in International Schools: Five Ethnographic Case Studies|
|James||Ford||1990||Education for Christian Leadership|
|James||Harrington||1989||The Effect of Art Education on Self-Concept of Disabled Adult Students in a Community College Setting|
|James||Dobbs||2014||The Relationship Between Perceived Toxic Leadership Styles, Leader Effectiveness, and Organizational Cynicism|
|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|
|Jan||Secrist||1996||Voices of Midlife Tomboys: A Narrative Study|
|Janet||Chrispeels||1990||A Study of Factors Contributing to Achieving and Sustaining Effectiveness in Elementary Schools|
|Janet||Conant||1992||Memory Change and Cognitive Function Among the Elderly|
|Janet||Jones||2005||The Courage to Change: Striving for Magnet Hospital Recognition|
|Janet||Littrell||1996||Integrating Knowledge and Action: A Study of Leadership in the Development of Masters Degree Programs in Liberal Studies|
|Janice||Morris||2009||The Impact of Authentic Leadership and Ethical Organizational Culture on Auditor Behavior|
|Jay||Marquand||2013||Closing the Achievement Gap for Military Dependent Students: Assessing a Federal Grant Program|
|Jeanne||Atherton||1987||An Analysis of Perceptual Differences and Congruities Between California Community College Chancellors and Presidents in Multi-College Districts Regarding the Decision Making Role of the Presidents|
|Jeffrey||Bolster||2011||What Do They Say? Students from a Private, Faith-based, Four Year University Share Their Perspectives on College as a Mentoring Environment|
|Jeffrey||Carlstead||2004||What Effect Does the Hampton Inn 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee Have on Customer Loyalty?|
|Jeffrey||Glazer||1994||Implementing TQM in a College of Business|
|Jennifer||Preimesberger||2000||Historical Perspective of the Implementation of Inclusive Education in Selected Schools in the Diocese of San Diego|
|Jennifer||Reiter-Cook||2010||California Charter School Closures: Perspectives and Advice from Nine Former Charter School Directors|
|Jennifer||Jeffries||1994||The Leadership of a Superintendent: Putting the California School Reform Movement to Work|
|Jenny||Ferrone||2003||Enabling Performance Skills: Assessment in Engineering Education|