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
MiriamKaeser, O.S.F.1987A Study of Feminine Role Models Selected by Catholic WomenMore detail
NanHaugen1990A History of Women's Intercollege Athletics in San Diego County Community College From 1955-1972More detail
NanMcDonald2001Reflective Practices: Collective Case Studies of Selected K-8 General Music Teachers in Peer Problem-Solving Discipline and Management Workshop SettingsMore detail
NanceMaguire1998Collaborative Teaching Practices for a New Century: A Descriptive Case Study of Peer CoachingMore detail
NancyRoyal1987The Long Term Consequences of Specific Language Disabilities: The Secondary School YearsMore detail
NathanielDunigan2014We Are Not Mahogany: An Exploration of the Social Construction of Masculinity in Ugandan Meaning-MakingMore detail
NianZhu2001The Effects of Teachers' Flow Experiences on the Cognitive Engagement of StudentsMore detail
NicholasTrongale2001Changes in Navy Leadership Theory and Practice: Post-VietnamMore detail
NickiHarrington1993A Survey of Teaching Strategies Used in California Community College Nursing Programs to Foster Critical ThinkingMore detail
NievesFlores2002The Implementation of the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities on GuamMore detail
NoeliaVela1989A Delphi Study of California Community College Counselors' Responsibilities and Competencies for the 1990's as Perceived by Chief Student Services AdministratorsMore detail
NorinaFinley1998Team Mind: A Case Study of Collective Synergism, Team Development, and Decision Making Under Time ConstraintsMore detail
O.Powell2001A Historical Perspective of the Freedom Schools: Implications for Social ChangeMore detail
Ole-KrisitanSetnes2014Central and Secondary Struggles in Social Interventions: The Impact of Group Relations Learning on Real Life PracticesMore detail
OpheliaMcDaniels1991Political Participation of Registered Nurses: A Correlational StudyMore detail
OwenSmith2011Exploration of the Impostor Phenomenon in Law School StudentsMore detail
PabloMendoza1997Leadership From the Perspectives of Filipino-Americans: A Delphi StudyMore detail
PaigeCreager2007Building Management Bench Strength: A Qualitative Look at a Job Rotation ProgramMore detail
PaigeHaber2011Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Definitional UnderstandingMore detail
PamelaPriest1992The Impact of an Integrated Study Skills Program on University of La Verne Adult Undergraduates at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Naval Air Station North IslandMore detail
PatriciaOttow Keen2008Roots of Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary EducationMore detail
PatriciaSaraniero2007I Teach What I DO, I DO What I Teach: The Experiences and Impacts of Teaching Artists More detail
PatriciaMakokis2000An Insider's Perspective: The Drop-Out Challenge for Canada's First NationsMore detail
PatriciaHarvard1988A Qualitative Analysis of Successful Management Behaviors of Black Female Administrators in Higher EducationMore detail
PatriciaRhodes2014A Tale of Two Schools: The Spiritual Development of Leaders in Protestant SeminariesMore detail
PatriciaTaepke2007Effect of Computer-Aided Instruction on Grades in Middle School AlgebraMore detail
PatriciaMoore1990The Effect of Science Inservice Programs on the Self Efficacy Belief of Elementary School TeachersMore detail
PatriciaParlin1985Attitudes of Principals Toward Written Composition Research and Instructional Leadership Practices Associated With Effective Writing PracticesMore detail
Patrick Schwerdtfeger2005The Role of the Chief Instructional Officer Within the California Community CollegesMore detail
PatrickTellei2005Omesubel A Ureor: Workforce Development in Palau From Pre-Contact to 1999More detail
PaulaKelly1988Accessing a Global Language: A Comparison of G-Telp and TOEFL PerformanceMore detail
PaulaJenner1987Factors Associated With Success of Resource Development Programs at California Community CollegesMore detail
PauletteHopkins1999Leadership Responses to Change in 21st Century California State University Physical Education/Kinesiology DepartmentsMore detail
PearlGyan1999An Analysis of the Pedagogical Methods of Hindu GurusMore detail
PeterBray1994Leadership in a Quality SchoolMore detail
PeterSciabarra2014A Comparative Study of Select Autisim Advocacy and Research organizations: Their Mission,Purpose and Focus of the Efficacy of Service(s) Provided to Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASDs) More detail
PhillipAngelini2009Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC): The Impact of NJROTC Participation on Naval Accession and RetentionMore detail
PhyllisCardinal1998Consulting First Nations Cultural Genocide: Showcasing Perspective of Cree Elders for Identity and Leadership RenewalMore detail
PiedadGarcia1998Transborder Economic Development: A Collaborative Partnership in the San Diego-Tijuana RegionMore detail
PortMartin1995Development of a Participative Approach to Guide Organizational Change: Reviewing the Sawtooth TechniqueMore detail
PressleyRankin IV2013Work/Life Boundary Management In An Integrative Environment: A Study Of Residence Life Professionals Who Live At Their Place Of WorkMore detail
R.Israel1995Leadership: Personal Narratives of PractitionersMore detail
RachelMathews1984Attitudes of Teachers and Administrators Towards the Handicapped in Malaysia and Implications for Teacher Training and Program DevelopmentMore detail
RachelRice2014Convergence or Divergence of Values? A Comparison Case Study of Teacher Credentialing ProgramsMore detail
RalphSchoenfeld1994Dimensions of Anxiety and Their Effect on an Aspect of the Performance Process: Commission of Mental ErrorsMore detail
RaymondRoll2007Wherry Revisited: An Empirical Examination of the Nonperformance Factors that Influence Variation in a Performance RatingMore detail
RebeccaGillespie2003A Study of Technology Implementation in Two School Districts: The Dynamics of Leadership and ChangeMore detail
RebeccaBustamante2006Essential Features of Cultural Proficiency in American International Schools in Latin America: A Delphi StudyMore detail
RebeccaWoolston2001Faculty Perceptions of Dean Transitions: Does Trust Matter? An Interpretive Case Study of Organizational Trust and Organizational CultureMore detail
RichardHendrickson1989Leadership and CultureMore detail
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