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
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
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
PaigeHaber2011Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Definitional UnderstandingMore detail
PaigeCreager2007Building Management Bench Strength: A Qualitative Look at a Job Rotation ProgramMore 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
PatriciaTaepke2007Effect of Computer-Aided Instruction on Grades in Middle School AlgebraMore detail
PatriciaMakokis2000An Insider's Perspective: The Drop-Out Challenge for Canada's First NationsMore detail
PatriciaSaraniero2007I Teach What I DO, I DO What I Teach: The Experiences and Impacts of Teaching Artists More detail
PatriciaMoore1990The Effect of Science Inservice Programs on the Self Efficacy Belief of Elementary School TeachersMore detail
PatriciaHarvard1988A Qualitative Analysis of Successful Management Behaviors of Black Female Administrators in Higher EducationMore detail
PatriciaOttow Keen2008Roots of Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary EducationMore 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
PaulaJenner1987Factors Associated With Success of Resource Development Programs at California Community CollegesMore detail
PaulaKelly1988Accessing a Global Language: A Comparison of G-Telp and TOEFL PerformanceMore 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
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
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
RebeccaWoolston2001Faculty Perceptions of Dean Transitions: Does Trust Matter? An Interpretive Case Study of Organizational Trust and Organizational CultureMore detail
RebeccaBustamante2006Essential Features of Cultural Proficiency in American International Schools in Latin America: A Delphi StudyMore detail
RebeccaGillespie2003A Study of Technology Implementation in Two School Districts: The Dynamics of Leadership and ChangeMore detail
RichardNewman2005Connecting the Dots: A Study of an Innovative Principal Preparation Program's Impact on the Mental Models and On-the-Job Behaviors fo Aspiring School Leaders.More detail
RichardHendrickson1989Leadership and CultureMore detail
RichardAshden, D.C.1998A Theoretical Perspective of the Factors That Relate to the Functional Independence of Mature AdultsMore detail
RichardGalvan2011The Lived Experiences of 3rd Generation and Beyond U.S.-Born (3GAB-USB) Mexican Heritage College Students: Reality vs. Perception, Is There a Difference? A Qualitative Study.More detail
RichardStakelum2010The Lost-Boys PhenomenonMore detail
RichardBarker1990A Study of Planned Organizational Change at General DynamicsMore detail
RichardBrydges1998Total Quality Management - Bridging Theory to PracticeMore detail
RitaMarinoble1990Faith and Leadership: The Spiritual Journeys of Transformational LeadersMore detail
RitaKing1988A Study of Shared Instructional Leadership by Mentor Teachers in Southern CaliforniaMore detail
RobertFink1990Vision: An Essential Component of Transforming LeadershipMore detail
RobertWilson2001School-Based Management in Alberta: Perceptions of Public School Leaders 1994-1997More detail
RobertPeacock2001First Nations Students: What Teachers Do That Makes Them SuccessfulMore detail
RobertGailey2010Social Capital and Economic Empowerment: A Longtitudinal Analysis Of The Relationship Between Changes In the Value of Accumuluated Assets And Measures Of Social Capital Among Rural South African WomenMore detail
Robert Clark2003Leadership Development: Continuous Improvement Through Character AssessmentMore detail
RobertBrown2007An Empirical Study of Employee Relations and Managerial Malpractice Risks in a Four Year Public Higher Education System More detail
RobertSiciliani1998The Development of an Instrument to Identify Differing Views of Leadership Within OrganizationsMore detail
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