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|
|Kristen||Stonebreaker||1991||An Analysis of Selected California Community College Faculty Members' Perceptions of Challenges Experienced During the First Year of Hire|
|Kurt||Barnes||2003||A Model Health-Related Elementary Physical Education Program for Saipan: Teacher's Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices|
|Laura||Deitrick||2010||California Education Foundations: A Mixed Methods Study|
|Laurie||Coskey||2000||On the Edge of the Envelope - A Case Study of the Children's Initiative: An Inquiry Into Collaboration and Shared Vision|
|Lawrence||Sykoff||1988||The Emergence of the Middle School in Independent Education|
|Lawrence||Mattes||1982||The Identification of Spanish-Speaking Children With Speech and Language Handicaps: An Analysis of Current Assessment Practices in Speech and Language Therapy Programs With Proposed Assessment Guidelines|
|Leona||Makokis||2001||Teachings From Cree Elders: A Grounded Theory Study of Indigenous Leadership|
|Leslie||Hennessy||2014||A Qualitative Study of the Creative Decision Making Approaches of MacArthur Fellows|
|Leslie||Caspi||1994||The Effect of Reading and Discussing Literature With Strong Women Characters on Sixth Grade Studentsê Sex Stereotype and Occupational Attitudes|
|Lezlee||Haroun||2003||Making the Transition From the Field to the Classroom: The Experiences of Novice Health Care Instructors at Private Career Colleges|
|Lilly "Ericka"||Jordan||2003||Career Paths to Navy Admiral|
|Linda||Baker||1989||From Parent to Child: The Effects of a Home Learning Program on Attitudes and Achievements|
|Linda||Siefert||2002||Modeling the Effects of Financial Aid on Student Enrollment Decisions: A Quantitative Case Study of a Private Catholic University|
|Lindsey||McDougle||2011||Voluntary Sector Rich and Voluntary Sector Poor Communities: What Difference Does the Distinction Really Make?|
|Linell||Fromm||1993||District Elections, Redistricting and Recall: A Study of the Fifth District of the City of San Diego, 1988-1991|
|Lois||Knowlton||1992||Leadership in a Different Voice: An Ethnographic Study of a Latina Chief Executive Officer in a California Community College|
|Lorena||Meza||2011||Parental Support of Latinos in Higher Education|
|Lori||Sipe||2013||Leadership For Innovation In The Memories Business: A Mixed Methods Study Of A Hospitality And Tourism Marketplace|
|Lori||Waite||2004||Implementing Student Learning Outcomes: The Link To Accreditation In California Community Colleges|
|Lorri||Sulpizio||2010||Women and Authority: Transitioning Into A Role Of Assigned Authority As A Graduate Teaching Assistant in A Leadership Class|
|Louise||Stanger||1999||Lifting the Veil off Widowhood: Portraits of Transformation|
|Lyle||Rangel||1988||The Effect of Cooperative Learning on the Spelling Skills, Self-Concept, and Locus of Control of Below Average Learners|
|Lyn||Roberts||2014||Authenticity: Theoretical Considerations, Instrument Development, and Implications for Leaders|
|Lynette||Patton||1987||A Synthesis of Dissertation Research on Faculty-Role Stressors in Nursing Education|
|Lynn||Eldred||2000||From Warriors to Wingtips: The Leadership Transition of Retired Officers Into the Public Sector|
|Madeline||Meistrich||2007||Politics and the Glass Ceiling in American Law Enforcement: Why Not more Female Chiefs of Police?|
|Madeline||Keri||1987||Compulsory Interest Arbitration in Public Education: A Case Study|
|Marcia||Venegas-Garcia||2011||Leadership for Social Change: Learning from Latina/Chicana Activist Educators|
|MarÍa||Valle||1984||Public Education in Baja California in Tijuanaês First School|
|Maria||Klein||1990||Human Sexuality Programs in Catholic Secondary Schools in the 80's|
|Marian||Warren||1987||Influences Affecting Career/Life Planning Aspirations as Perceived by Intellectually Gifted, Ethnically Diverse Adolescent Girls: A Case Study|
|Maribel||Guillermo||2003||Higher Education Administrators & Students With Disabilities: A Survey of Administrator Knowledge & Training Needs|
|Marilyn||Skordas||1988||The Impact of the Father/Daughter Relationship on Women in Educational Administrative Leadership Positions|
|Mark||Remy||1999||The Relationship of Principal Leadership Styles and School-Site Conditions to Stress Levels of Elementary School Teachers|
|Mark||Peters||2009||Exploring Efforts on Two College Campuses to Cultivate a Culture of Vocation|
|Mary||Shea||2006||So You Think It's Inclusion... Think Again: A Quantitative Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions in Community Youth Organizations|
|Mary||Powers||1990||The Influence of the Strategic Planning Process on a Nonprofit Board and a Public Commission|
|Mary||Jesko||2007||Integrating Total Disability and Absence Management In a Climate of Change: A Case Study|
|Mary||Johnson||2008||How Spirituality Impacts Ethical Leadership|
|Mary||Scott||1989||The Labyrinth of Challenge to Change: An Analysis of Community College Leaders' Thinking Styles and Behavioral Practices in the Current Environment|
|Mary||Padulo||2001||The Balancing Act: Work Environment Issues for Women With Children in Student Affairs|
|Mary||Lindsay||1999||Story as a Means to Distributed Cognition in Dispute Mediation|
|Mary||Martel||1996||School Reform: Leadership Through Shared Decision Making|
|Mary Ann||Kaczmarski||2003||Heritage College: Partnership Leadership as Catalyst to a Multicultural Learning Community|
|Melinda||Blade||1986||Interdisciplinary Research Methodology for Secondary Level Social Studies: A Teaching Unit Concerning the Holy Shroud of Turin|
|Michael||Lovette-Colyer||2013||Cultivating Compassion In Undergraduate College Students: Rhetoric Or Reality?|
|Michael||Kelley||2013||Gambling In San Diego County: A Case Study|
|Michelle Sanders||Santos||2003||Perceptions of Principal Effectiveness and Teacher Morale: A Study of Public Secondary School Teachers on Guam|
|Mike||Duoto||2003||Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction of Repatriated Managers|
|Minareta||Thompson||2004||Roles and Responsibilities of Chiefs in the Council of Chiefs Within a Village in American Samoa|