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 on our featured student profiles below to learn about the types of students in our doctoral program. View additional doctoral student profiles.

Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Ph.D. 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: Ph.D. candidates will realistically appraise their personal strengths and weaknesses exercising leadership. They will actualize leadership in real and complex situations.

Outcome 3: Ph.D. 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: Ph.D. 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
KristenStonebreaker1991An Analysis of Selected California Community College Faculty Members' Perceptions of Challenges Experienced During the First Year of HireMore detail
KurtBarnes2003A Model Health-Related Elementary Physical Education Program for Saipan: Teacher's Knowledge, Attitudes, and PracticesMore detail
LauraDeitrick2010California Education Foundations: A Mixed Methods StudyMore detail
LaurieCoskey2000On the Edge of the Envelope - A Case Study of the Children's Initiative: An Inquiry Into Collaboration and Shared VisionMore detail
LawrenceSykoff1988The Emergence of the Middle School in Independent EducationMore detail
LawrenceMattes1982The 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 GuidelinesMore detail
LeonaMakokis2001Teachings From Cree Elders: A Grounded Theory Study of Indigenous LeadershipMore detail
LeslieHennessy2014A Qualitative Study of the Creative Decision Making Approaches of MacArthur FellowsMore detail
LeslieCaspi1994The Effect of Reading and Discussing Literature With Strong Women Characters on Sixth Grade Studentsê Sex Stereotype and Occupational AttitudesMore detail
LezleeHaroun2003Making the Transition From the Field to the Classroom: The Experiences of Novice Health Care Instructors at Private Career CollegesMore detail
Lilly "Ericka"Jordan2003Career Paths to Navy AdmiralMore detail
LindaBaker1989From Parent to Child: The Effects of a Home Learning Program on Attitudes and AchievementsMore detail
LindaSiefert2002Modeling the Effects of Financial Aid on Student Enrollment Decisions: A Quantitative Case Study of a Private Catholic UniversityMore detail
LindseyMcDougle2011Voluntary Sector Rich and Voluntary Sector Poor Communities: What Difference Does the Distinction Really Make?More detail
LinellFromm1993District Elections, Redistricting and Recall: A Study of the Fifth District of the City of San Diego, 1988-1991More detail
LoisKnowlton1992Leadership in a Different Voice: An Ethnographic Study of a Latina Chief Executive Officer in a California Community CollegeMore detail
LorenaMeza2011Parental Support of Latinos in Higher EducationMore detail
LoriSipe2013Leadership For Innovation In The Memories Business: A Mixed Methods Study Of A Hospitality And Tourism MarketplaceMore detail
LoriWaite2004Implementing Student Learning Outcomes: The Link To Accreditation In California Community CollegesMore detail
LorriSulpizio2010Women and Authority: Transitioning Into A Role Of Assigned Authority As A Graduate Teaching Assistant in A Leadership ClassMore detail
LouiseStanger1999Lifting the Veil off Widowhood: Portraits of TransformationMore detail
LyleRangel1988The Effect of Cooperative Learning on the Spelling Skills, Self-Concept, and Locus of Control of Below Average LearnersMore detail
LynRoberts2014Authenticity: Theoretical Considerations, Instrument Development, and Implications for LeadersMore detail
LynettePatton1987A Synthesis of Dissertation Research on Faculty-Role Stressors in Nursing EducationMore detail
LynnEldred2000From Warriors to Wingtips: The Leadership Transition of Retired Officers Into the Public SectorMore detail
MadelineMeistrich2007Politics and the Glass Ceiling in American Law Enforcement: Why Not more Female Chiefs of Police?More detail
MadelineKeri1987Compulsory Interest Arbitration in Public Education: A Case StudyMore detail
MarciaVenegas-Garcia2011Leadership for Social Change: Learning from Latina/Chicana Activist EducatorsMore detail
MarÍaValle1984Public Education in Baja California in Tijuanaês First SchoolMore detail
MariaKlein1990Human Sexuality Programs in Catholic Secondary Schools in the 80'sMore detail
MarianWarren1987Influences Affecting Career/Life Planning Aspirations as Perceived by Intellectually Gifted, Ethnically Diverse Adolescent Girls: A Case StudyMore detail
MaribelGuillermo2003Higher Education Administrators & Students With Disabilities: A Survey of Administrator Knowledge & Training NeedsMore detail
MarilynSkordas1988The Impact of the Father/Daughter Relationship on Women in Educational Administrative Leadership PositionsMore detail
MarkRemy1999The Relationship of Principal Leadership Styles and School-Site Conditions to Stress Levels of Elementary School TeachersMore detail
MarkPeters2009Exploring Efforts on Two College Campuses to Cultivate a Culture of VocationMore detail
MaryShea2006So You Think It's Inclusion... Think Again: A Quantitative Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions in Community Youth OrganizationsMore detail
MaryPowers1990The Influence of the Strategic Planning Process on a Nonprofit Board and a Public CommissionMore detail
MaryJesko2007Integrating Total Disability and Absence Management In a Climate of Change: A Case StudyMore detail
MaryJohnson2008How Spirituality Impacts Ethical LeadershipMore detail
MaryScott1989The Labyrinth of Challenge to Change: An Analysis of Community College Leaders' Thinking Styles and Behavioral Practices in the Current EnvironmentMore detail
MaryPadulo2001The Balancing Act: Work Environment Issues for Women With Children in Student AffairsMore detail
MaryLindsay1999Story as a Means to Distributed Cognition in Dispute MediationMore detail
MaryMartel1996School Reform: Leadership Through Shared Decision MakingMore detail
Mary AnnKaczmarski2003Heritage College: Partnership Leadership as Catalyst to a Multicultural Learning CommunityMore detail
MelindaBlade1986Interdisciplinary Research Methodology for Secondary Level Social Studies: A Teaching Unit Concerning the Holy Shroud of TurinMore detail
MichaelLovette-Colyer2013Cultivating Compassion In Undergraduate College Students: Rhetoric Or Reality?More detail
MichaelKelley2013Gambling In San Diego County: A Case StudyMore detail
Michelle SandersSantos2003Perceptions of Principal Effectiveness and Teacher Morale: A Study of Public Secondary School Teachers on GuamMore detail
MikeDuoto2003Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction of Repatriated ManagersMore detail
MinaretaThompson2004Roles and Responsibilities of Chiefs in the Council of Chiefs Within a Village in American SamoaMore detail
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