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|
|Richard||Newman||2005||Connecting 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.|
|Richard||Stakelum||2010||The Lost-Boys Phenomenon|
|Richard||Barker||1990||A Study of Planned Organizational Change at General Dynamics|
|Richard||Galvan||2011||The 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.|
|Richard||Brydges||1998||Total Quality Management - Bridging Theory to Practice|
|Richard||Ashden, D.C.||1998||A Theoretical Perspective of the Factors That Relate to the Functional Independence of Mature Adults|
|Richard||Bakken||2013||Exploring the Impact on Students of Western Universities on Foreign Soil: A Case Study of Qatar|
|Rita||Marinoble||1990||Faith and Leadership: The Spiritual Journeys of Transformational Leaders|
|Rita||King||1988||A Study of Shared Instructional Leadership by Mentor Teachers in Southern California|
|Robert||Fink||1990||Vision: An Essential Component of Transforming Leadership|
|Robert||Wilson||2001||School-Based Management in Alberta: Perceptions of Public School Leaders 1994-1997|
|Robert||Peacock||2001||First Nations Students: What Teachers Do That Makes Them Successful|
|Robert||Siciliani||1998||The Development of an Instrument to Identify Differing Views of Leadership Within Organizations|
|Robert||Gailey||2010||Social 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 Women|
|Robert||Brown||2007||An Empirical Study of Employee Relations and Managerial Malpractice Risks in a Four Year Public Higher Education System|
|Robert||Clark||2003||Leadership Development: Continuous Improvement Through Character Assessment|
|Robin||McCoy||2010||The Impact Of A Simulation Based Leader Development Training Program On Transformational And Transactional Leadership Behavior|
|Robyn||Adams||2012||An Empirical Look at Recipient Benefits Associated with a University-Issued Student Leadership Award|
|Roderick||Matheson||1992||A Comparative Study of the Perceived Job Satisfaction of Site Administrators in San Diego City Schools|
|Roger||Mestinsek||2000||Charter School Leadership: A Comparative Study of Principals in Traditional and Charter Schools|
|Ron||Germaine||2001||Values Education Influence on Elementary Students' Self-Esteem|
|Ronald||Lancia||2013||Accounting For The Attrition Of African American Males In An Academic Support Setting|
|Ronald||Williams||1989||A Study of the Impact of a Quality Circle on a Public Secondary School in Southern California|
|Ronald||Brice||1993||Principals in Saskatchewan Rural Schools: Their Leadership Behaviors and School Effectiveness|
|Ronald||Baza||2010||Revitalization, Reinvigoration, and Motivation of Survivors in Changed, Restructured, and Downsized Organizations: A Study of Leadership Challenges in Local Government|
|Rosemary||Goodyear||1987||A Descriptive Correlational Study of the Decision-Making Patterns of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care|
|Roslyn||Woodard||2010||More Power To You: Parental Experiences With The Public School Choice Option Provided By The No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001|
|Roxanne||Kymaani||2014||Beyond Biracial: The Complexity of Identity Construction for Women with One Black and One White Parent|
|Ruth||Beagles||1990||Case Studies of First-Year Elementary Teachers on St. Croix: To Develop a Model for Teacher Leadership|
|Sally||Bottroff-Hawes||1991||An Investigation of Preferential Learning Strategies, Modality Preferences, and Academic Performance Among Eighth Grade Students|
|Sally||Bennett||1997||Empowering Teachers, Empowering Leadership: A Multisite Case Study of School Restructuring and Accountability for Student Achievement|
|Sally||Zoll||1990||An Evaluation Instrument for the Selection of an Integrated Learning System|
|Samuel||Chung||2013||Business Student Perceptions of Course Assignmen|
|Sandra||Hill||1995||A Decade of Home Schooling in Saskatchewan, Canada 1984-1995: A Case Study|
|Sandra||Singleton||1990||California Pioneers in Speech Pathology: 1915 Through 1951 Looking Back for the Future|
|Sara||Henry||2010||Extending Our Understanding of Social Belonging: Students' Use of Technology, Psychosocial Well- Being and Sense of Community in University Life|
|Sarina||Molina||2010||Examining the Role of Meaning-making and Cultural Competence in How Teachers Understand and Approach their Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students|
|Scott||Bergstrome||2001||The Relative Importance of Academic Achievement in Determining the Self-Esteem of Students in Rural British Columbia: An Empirical Study of Students in Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12|
|Sharalee||Jorgensen||1985||Mira Costa College: The First Fifty Years|
|Shay||Sayre||1986||Leader Communication and Organizational Culture: A Field Study|
|Sheila||Williams||1991||A Study of Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Intended Changes Within the County Government of San Diego|
|Shelly||Valdez||2003||Looking Forward, Looking Back, Looking Inward: Lessons From Vital Women Leaders in Old Age|
|Sheri||Guseman||2006||Acts 2:24 in 2006: Examining Small Group Discussion in an American Mega-Church|
|Sheridan||Barker||1998||A Teachers' Perspective From Within a School Leadership Team: A Phenomenological Study|
|Sherrill Lea||Amador||1988||An Analysis of Selected California Community College Chief Executive Officer's Perceptions of the District Governing Board Evaluation Policies and Practices|
|Stanley||Fasci||1993||A Framework of Transformational Leadership Concepts Proposed for Undergraduate College and University Student Development and Student Affairs Leadership Programs|
|Stephani||Richards-Wilson||2003||An Analysis of the Benefits of an MBA Degree as Reported by a Diverse Graduate Population of a Southwestern University|
|Stephanie||Tarkington||1989||Improving Critical Thinking Skills Using Paideia Seminars in a Seventh Grade Literature Curriculum|
|Stephen||Wirkus||1991||The Leadership Process and Its Effects on Self-Managed Work Groups in American Manufacturing Companies|
|Steven||Smith||2006||The Reluctant Sorority: Stories of American Wives of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, 1965-1973 / Lessons in Exercising Leadership in the Absence of Power|