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|
|Jensen||Shirley||2009||Congregation Activism in the Community: A Study of Faith-Based Leadership|
|Jessica||Luchesi||2014||Study Abroad as a Multifaceted Approach to Supporting College Sophmores: Creating Optimal Environments to Promote Holistic Student Development and Global Learning|
|Jimmie||Ellis||2004||Total Resource Sharing Among Collegiate Public Libraries in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Narrative Case Study|
|Jo||Grant||2005||How School Counselors Gain Support to Implement Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Programs|
|Joan||Miszak||1989||Organizational Change in Action: A Qualitative Case Study of US Air's Acquisition of Pacific Southwest Airlines|
|Joanna||Doonan||1998||An Analysis of Dialogue for Understanding Educators' Stress: Implications for Voice, Listening, and Leadership|
|Jodi||Coffman||1999||The Community College Coach: Leadership Practices and Athlete Satisfaction|
|Jodi||Robledo||2006||An Exploration of Supportive Relationships in the Lives of Academically Successful Individuals with Autism|
|John||Hanes||1987||Executive Effectiveness Profile: Instrument Development and Validation|
|John||Jenkins||2001||Perceptions of International Students and University Personnel of Cultural Adjustment Problems at Two Private Universities|
|John||Pejza||1987||An Investigation of Strong Religious Cultures in Selected Catholic Secondary Schools|
|John||Mosby||2009||From Strain to Success: A Phenomenological Study of the Personal and Academic Pressures on African American Male Community College Students|
|John||Franey||2013||Coaching Teachers On Instruction: Developing Instructional Leadership Capacity Within A Principal Preparation Program|
|John||Carlow, II||1990||The Impact of Federal Regulation on Time to Equivalence and Compliance Within the Orthopedic Medical Device Industry|
|John||Dentico||1999||Games Leaders Play: Collaborative Leadership Development Through Simulations in Knowledge Based Organizations|
|Jon||Davies||1994||Transforming Leadership in the California Literature Project: Ethnographic Narrative as True Fiction|
|Joseph||Raffa||1997||Clashing Cultures or Collaborating Networks: A Study of Organization Culture in Breast Cancer Prevention|
|Joseph||Gallen||1987||The Use of Computer-Assisted Instruction in a Biblical Studies Course: A Case Study|
|Joseph||Mattox||1991||An Evaluation of the Program of Theological Education by Extension at the Center for Christian Studies in Northwest Mexico|
|Juanita||Browne||2004||The Creation and Development of an Afrocentric Christian College: Imani Kuumba College and Graduate School|
|Juanita||Santos Nacu||1998||Storytelling in Project Heart to Heart: A Means to Bridge Generational Gap in Post 1965 Filipino Immigrant Families|
|Judith||Green||1984||The Transition Process in Office Automation and Its Impact on Clerical Workers: A Case Study|
|Judith||Edwin||1988||Attributes of Undergraduates Majoring in Scientific and Technological Disciplines: Perseverance and Commitments|
|Judith||Won Pat||2005||To Be Or Not To Be: Status of Guam's Middle Schools|
|Judith||Rauner||1995||The Impact of Community Service Leadership on Student Development as Perceived by Student Leaders|
|Judith||Strattan||1990||Directions for Leadership of the Association of California Community College Administrators in the 1990's|
|Judith||Knapp||1998||Reflections of Reflections of Reflections: A Case Study of Women Educators' Callings to the High Arctic|
|Julia||Buchanan||2010||Indigenous Leadership: A Talking-Circle Dialogue With Cree Leaders|
|Julie||Cramer||2014||Parent Voice or School Choice? "Parent Trigger" Legislation in the United States|
|Julie||Ulloa-Heath||2003||Leadership Behaviors and Communication Satisfaction: Community Colleges in Micronesia|
|Julie||Cantillon||2014||Services for Parentally Placed Catholic School Students Under IDEA 2004|
|June||Scopinich||1987||A College Athletic Department - An Example of a High Performance System Existing in an Organized Anarchy Known as a University Higher Education Organization|
|Kacy||Hayes||2012||Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of A Mixed Cohort Format|
|Karen||Warn||1994||A Model Part-time Bachelor's Degree Program for Adults at California Public Research Institutions|
|Karen||Berger||1997||The Political Behavior of California Community College Nursing Faculties in Response to Budget Cutbacks, 1982-87|
|Karen||Skalbeck||1991||Profile of a Transformational Leader: A Sacred Mission|
|Karen||Horning||2011||How Professional Women Negotiate Work/Family Conflict: An Exploration of Work Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction and Partner Supportiveness|
|Karen||Clark||1986||A Comparative Study of the Attitude and Knowledge of Suicide Between High School Students and High School Teachers|
|Katherine||Waller||1988||Organizing for Change: An Assessment of Organization Development Activities of Training Consultants|
|Kathleen||Czech||2007||Communication and Leadership: Faculty Perceptions of the Department Chair|
|Kathleen||Allen||1990||Diverse Voices of Leadership: Different Rhythms and Emerging Harmonies|
|Kathleen||Gallagher||2013||Performance Assessment For Quality Teaching: Three Critical Variables For Measuring And Improving Teaching And Learning|
|Kathleen||Krohne||1992||The Effect of Sexual Harassment on Female Naval Officers: A Phenomenological Study|
|Kathryn||Skube||1995||Self-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 Esteem|
|Kenneth||Marra||2006||They Who Persist: A Longitudinal Quantitative Case Study of a University Student Cohort|
|Kevin||Igasaki||2005||An Examination of the Media's Framing of the Illegal Street Racing Issue|
|Kevin||Petti||2006||Connecting Art and Science: An Interdisciplinary Strategy and Its Impact on the Affective Domain of College Human Anatomy Students|
|Kevin||Freiberg||1987||The Heart and Spirit of Transformation Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Herb Kelleher's Passion for Southwest Airlines|
|Kimberly||Hogelucht||2011||Tapping the Hidden Job Market Through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of Students|
|Kira||Espiritu||2009||Campus Internationalization Initiatives: From Policy to Practice in Study Abroad Programming|