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|
|Miriam||Kaeser, O.S.F.||1987||A Study of Feminine Role Models Selected by Catholic Women|
|Nan||Haugen||1990||A History of Women's Intercollege Athletics in San Diego County Community College From 1955-1972|
|Nan||McDonald||2001||Reflective Practices: Collective Case Studies of Selected K-8 General Music Teachers in Peer Problem-Solving Discipline and Management Workshop Settings|
|Nance||Maguire||1998||Collaborative Teaching Practices for a New Century: A Descriptive Case Study of Peer Coaching|
|Nancy||Royal||1987||The Long Term Consequences of Specific Language Disabilities: The Secondary School Years|
|Nathaniel||Dunigan||2014||We Are Not Mahogany: An Exploration of the Social Construction of Masculinity in Ugandan Meaning-Making|
|Nian||Zhu||2001||The Effects of Teachers' Flow Experiences on the Cognitive Engagement of Students|
|Nicholas||Trongale||2001||Changes in Navy Leadership Theory and Practice: Post-Vietnam|
|Nicki||Harrington||1993||A Survey of Teaching Strategies Used in California Community College Nursing Programs to Foster Critical Thinking|
|Nieves||Flores||2002||The Implementation of the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities on Guam|
|Noelia||Vela||1989||A Delphi Study of California Community College Counselors' Responsibilities and Competencies for the 1990's as Perceived by Chief Student Services Administrators|
|Norina||Finley||1998||Team Mind: A Case Study of Collective Synergism, Team Development, and Decision Making Under Time Constraints|
|O.||Powell||2001||A Historical Perspective of the Freedom Schools: Implications for Social Change|
|Ole-Krisitan||Setnes||2014||Central and Secondary Struggles in Social Interventions: The Impact of Group Relations Learning on Real Life Practices|
|Ophelia||McDaniels||1991||Political Participation of Registered Nurses: A Correlational Study|
|Owen||Smith||2011||Exploration of the Impostor Phenomenon in Law School Students|
|Pablo||Mendoza||1997||Leadership From the Perspectives of Filipino-Americans: A Delphi Study|
|Paige||Creager||2007||Building Management Bench Strength: A Qualitative Look at a Job Rotation Program|
|Paige||Haber||2011||Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Definitional Understanding|
|Pamela||Priest||1992||The Impact of an Integrated Study Skills Program on University of La Verne Adult Undergraduates at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Naval Air Station North Island|
|Patricia||Ottow Keen||2008||Roots of Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Education|
|Patricia||Saraniero||2007||I Teach What I DO, I DO What I Teach: The Experiences and Impacts of Teaching Artists|
|Patricia||Makokis||2000||An Insider's Perspective: The Drop-Out Challenge for Canada's First Nations|
|Patricia||Harvard||1988||A Qualitative Analysis of Successful Management Behaviors of Black Female Administrators in Higher Education|
|Patricia||Rhodes||2014||A Tale of Two Schools: The Spiritual Development of Leaders in Protestant Seminaries|
|Patricia||Taepke||2007||Effect of Computer-Aided Instruction on Grades in Middle School Algebra|
|Patricia||Moore||1990||The Effect of Science Inservice Programs on the Self Efficacy Belief of Elementary School Teachers|
|Patricia||Parlin||1985||Attitudes of Principals Toward Written Composition Research and Instructional Leadership Practices Associated With Effective Writing Practices|
|Patrick||Schwerdtfeger||2005||The Role of the Chief Instructional Officer Within the California Community Colleges|
|Patrick||Tellei||2005||Omesubel A Ureor: Workforce Development in Palau From Pre-Contact to 1999|
|Paula||Kelly||1988||Accessing a Global Language: A Comparison of G-Telp and TOEFL Performance|
|Paula||Jenner||1987||Factors Associated With Success of Resource Development Programs at California Community Colleges|
|Paulette||Hopkins||1999||Leadership Responses to Change in 21st Century California State University Physical Education/Kinesiology Departments|
|Pearl||Gyan||1999||An Analysis of the Pedagogical Methods of Hindu Gurus|
|Peter||Bray||1994||Leadership in a Quality School|
|Peter||Sciabarra||2014||A 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)|
|Phillip||Angelini||2009||Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC): The Impact of NJROTC Participation on Naval Accession and Retention|
|Phyllis||Cardinal||1998||Consulting First Nations Cultural Genocide: Showcasing Perspective of Cree Elders for Identity and Leadership Renewal|
|Piedad||Garcia||1998||Transborder Economic Development: A Collaborative Partnership in the San Diego-Tijuana Region|
|Port||Martin||1995||Development of a Participative Approach to Guide Organizational Change: Reviewing the Sawtooth Technique|
|Pressley||Rankin IV||2013||Work/Life Boundary Management In An Integrative Environment: A Study Of Residence Life Professionals Who Live At Their Place Of Work|
|R.||Israel||1995||Leadership: Personal Narratives of Practitioners|
|Rachel||Mathews||1984||Attitudes of Teachers and Administrators Towards the Handicapped in Malaysia and Implications for Teacher Training and Program Development|
|Rachel||Rice||2014||Convergence or Divergence of Values? A Comparison Case Study of Teacher Credentialing Programs|
|Ralph||Schoenfeld||1994||Dimensions of Anxiety and Their Effect on an Aspect of the Performance Process: Commission of Mental Errors|
|Raymond||Roll||2007||Wherry Revisited: An Empirical Examination of the Nonperformance Factors that Influence Variation in a Performance Rating|
|Rebecca||Gillespie||2003||A Study of Technology Implementation in Two School Districts: The Dynamics of Leadership and Change|
|Rebecca||Bustamante||2006||Essential Features of Cultural Proficiency in American International Schools in Latin America: A Delphi Study|
|Rebecca||Woolston||2001||Faculty Perceptions of Dean Transitions: Does Trust Matter? An Interpretive Case Study of Organizational Trust and Organizational Culture|
|Richard||Hendrickson||1989||Leadership and Culture|