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
JensenShirley2009Congregation Activism in the Community: A Study of Faith-Based LeadershipMore detail
JessicaLuchesi2014Study Abroad as a Multifaceted Approach to Supporting College Sophmores: Creating Optimal Environments to Promote Holistic Student Development and Global LearningMore detail
JimmieEllis2004Total Resource Sharing Among Collegiate Public Libraries in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Narrative Case StudyMore detail
Jo Grant2005How School Counselors Gain Support to Implement Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling ProgramsMore detail
JoanMiszak1989Organizational Change in Action: A Qualitative Case Study of US Air's Acquisition of Pacific Southwest AirlinesMore detail
JoannaDoonan1998An Analysis of Dialogue for Understanding Educators' Stress: Implications for Voice, Listening, and LeadershipMore detail
JodiCoffman1999The Community College Coach: Leadership Practices and Athlete SatisfactionMore detail
JodiRobledo2006An Exploration of Supportive Relationships in the Lives of Academically Successful Individuals with AutismMore detail
JohnHanes1987Executive Effectiveness Profile: Instrument Development and ValidationMore detail
JohnJenkins2001Perceptions of International Students and University Personnel of Cultural Adjustment Problems at Two Private UniversitiesMore detail
JohnPejza1987An Investigation of Strong Religious Cultures in Selected Catholic Secondary SchoolsMore detail
JohnMosby2009From Strain to Success: A Phenomenological Study of the Personal and Academic Pressures on African American Male Community College StudentsMore detail
JohnFraney2013Coaching Teachers On Instruction: Developing Instructional Leadership Capacity Within A Principal Preparation Program More detail
JohnCarlow, II1990The Impact of Federal Regulation on Time to Equivalence and Compliance Within the Orthopedic Medical Device Industry More detail
JohnDentico1999Games Leaders Play: Collaborative Leadership Development Through Simulations in Knowledge Based OrganizationsMore detail
JonDavies1994Transforming Leadership in the California Literature Project: Ethnographic Narrative as True FictionMore detail
JosephRaffa1997Clashing Cultures or Collaborating Networks: A Study of Organization Culture in Breast Cancer PreventionMore detail
JosephGallen1987The Use of Computer-Assisted Instruction in a Biblical Studies Course: A Case StudyMore detail
JosephMattox1991An Evaluation of the Program of Theological Education by Extension at the Center for Christian Studies in Northwest MexicoMore detail
JuanitaBrowne2004The Creation and Development of an Afrocentric Christian College: Imani Kuumba College and Graduate SchoolMore detail
JuanitaSantos Nacu1998Storytelling in Project Heart to Heart: A Means to Bridge Generational Gap in Post 1965 Filipino Immigrant FamiliesMore detail
JudithGreen1984The Transition Process in Office Automation and Its Impact on Clerical Workers: A Case StudyMore detail
JudithEdwin1988Attributes of Undergraduates Majoring in Scientific and Technological Disciplines: Perseverance and CommitmentsMore detail
JudithWon Pat2005To Be Or Not To Be: Status of Guam's Middle SchoolsMore detail
JudithRauner1995The Impact of Community Service Leadership on Student Development as Perceived by Student LeadersMore detail
JudithStrattan1990Directions for Leadership of the Association of California Community College Administrators in the 1990'sMore detail
JudithKnapp1998Reflections of Reflections of Reflections: A Case Study of Women Educators' Callings to the High ArcticMore detail
JuliaBuchanan2010Indigenous Leadership: A Talking-Circle Dialogue With Cree LeadersMore detail
JulieCramer2014Parent Voice or School Choice? "Parent Trigger" Legislation in the United StatesMore detail
JulieUlloa-Heath2003Leadership Behaviors and Communication Satisfaction: Community Colleges in MicronesiaMore detail
JulieCantillon2014Services for Parentally Placed Catholic School Students Under IDEA 2004More detail
JuneScopinich1987A College Athletic Department - An Example of a High Performance System Existing in an Organized Anarchy Known as a University Higher Education OrganizationMore detail
KacyHayes2012Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of A Mixed Cohort FormatMore detail
KarenWarn1994A Model Part-time Bachelor's Degree Program for Adults at California Public Research InstitutionsMore detail
KarenBerger1997The Political Behavior of California Community College Nursing Faculties in Response to Budget Cutbacks, 1982-87More detail
KarenSkalbeck1991Profile of a Transformational Leader: A Sacred MissionMore detail
KarenHorning2011How Professional Women Negotiate Work/Family Conflict: An Exploration of Work Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction and Partner SupportivenessMore detail
KarenClark1986A Comparative Study of the Attitude and Knowledge of Suicide Between High School Students and High School TeachersMore detail
KatherineWaller1988Organizing for Change: An Assessment of Organization Development Activities of Training ConsultantsMore detail
KathleenCzech2007Communication and Leadership: Faculty Perceptions of the Department ChairMore detail
KathleenAllen1990Diverse Voices of Leadership: Different Rhythms and Emerging Harmonies More detail
KathleenGallagher2013Performance Assessment For Quality Teaching: Three Critical Variables For Measuring And Improving Teaching And Learning More detail
KathleenKrohne1992The Effect of Sexual Harassment on Female Naval Officers: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
KathrynSkube1995Self-Esteem: A Descriptive Study of Students of San Diego Unified School District at Grades 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 Related to Components of Self EsteemMore detail
KennethMarra2006They Who Persist: A Longitudinal Quantitative Case Study of a University Student CohortMore detail
KevinIgasaki2005An Examination of the Media's Framing of the Illegal Street Racing IssueMore detail
KevinPetti2006Connecting Art and Science: An Interdisciplinary Strategy and Its Impact on the Affective Domain of College Human Anatomy StudentsMore detail
KevinFreiberg1987The Heart and Spirit of Transformation Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Herb Kelleher's Passion for Southwest AirlinesMore detail
KimberlyHogelucht2011Tapping the Hidden Job Market Through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of StudentsMore detail
KiraEspiritu2009Campus Internationalization Initiatives: From Policy to Practice in Study Abroad ProgrammingMore detail
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