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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Last Name
Year Graduated
Title
RobinMcCoy2010The Impact Of A Simulation Based Leader Development Training Program On Transformational And Transactional Leadership BehaviorMore detail
RobynAdams2012An Empirical Look at Recipient Benefits Associated with a University-Issued Student Leadership AwardMore detail
RoderickMatheson1992A Comparative Study of the Perceived Job Satisfaction of Site Administrators in San Diego City SchoolsMore detail
RogerMestinsek2000Charter School Leadership: A Comparative Study of Principals in Traditional and Charter SchoolsMore detail
RonGermaine2001Values Education Influence on Elementary Students' Self-EsteemMore detail
RonaldBaza2010Revitalization, Reinvigoration, and Motivation of Survivors in Changed, Restructured, and Downsized Organizations: A Study of Leadership Challenges in Local GovernmentMore detail
RonaldLancia2013Accounting For The Attrition Of African American Males In An Academic Support SettingMore detail
RonaldWilliams1989A Study of the Impact of a Quality Circle on a Public Secondary School in Southern CaliforniaMore detail
RonaldBrice1993Principals in Saskatchewan Rural Schools: Their Leadership Behaviors and School EffectivenessMore detail
RosemaryGoodyear1987A Descriptive Correlational Study of the Decision-Making Patterns of Nurse Practitioners in Primary CareMore detail
RoslynWoodard2010More Power To You: Parental Experiences With The Public School Choice Option Provided By The No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001More detail
RuthBeagles1990Case Studies of First-Year Elementary Teachers on St. Croix: To Develop a Model for Teacher LeadershipMore detail
SallyZoll1990An Evaluation Instrument for the Selection of an Integrated Learning SystemMore detail
SallyBottroff-Hawes1991An Investigation of Preferential Learning Strategies, Modality Preferences, and Academic Performance Among Eighth Grade StudentsMore detail
SallyBennett1997Empowering Teachers, Empowering Leadership: A Multisite Case Study of School Restructuring and Accountability for Student AchievementMore detail
SandraSingleton1990California Pioneers in Speech Pathology: 1915 Through 1951 Looking Back for the FutureMore detail
SandraHill1995A Decade of Home Schooling in Saskatchewan, Canada 1984-1995: A Case StudyMore detail
SaraHenry2010Extending Our Understanding of Social Belonging: Students' Use of Technology, Psychosocial Well- Being and Sense of Community in University LifeMore detail
SarinaMolina2010Examining the Role of Meaning-making and Cultural Competence in How Teachers Understand and Approach their Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse StudentsMore detail
ScottBergstrome2001The 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 12More detail
SharaleeJorgensen1985Mira Costa College: The First Fifty YearsMore detail
ShaySayre1986Leader Communication and Organizational Culture: A Field StudyMore detail
SheilaWilliams1991A Study of Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Intended Changes Within the County Government of San DiegoMore detail
Shelly Valdez2003Looking Forward, Looking Back, Looking Inward: Lessons From Vital Women Leaders in Old AgeMore detail
Sheri Guseman2006Acts 2:24 in 2006: Examining Small Group Discussion in an American Mega-ChurchMore detail
SheridanBarker1998A Teachers' Perspective From Within a School Leadership Team: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
Sherrill Lea Amador1988An Analysis of Selected California Community College Chief Executive Officer's Perceptions of the District Governing Board Evaluation Policies and PracticesMore detail
StanleyFasci1993A Framework of Transformational Leadership Concepts Proposed for Undergraduate College and University Student Development and Student Affairs Leadership ProgramsMore detail
StephaniRichards-Wilson2003An Analysis of the Benefits of an MBA Degree as Reported by a Diverse Graduate Population of a Southwestern UniversityMore detail
StephanieTarkington1989Improving Critical Thinking Skills Using Paideia Seminars in a Seventh Grade Literature CurriculumMore detail
StephenWirkus1991The Leadership Process and Its Effects on Self-Managed Work Groups in American Manufacturing Companies More detail
StevenSmith2006The Reluctant Sorority: Stories of American Wives of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, 1965-1973 / Lessons in Exercising Leadership in the Absence of PowerMore detail
StevenRobbins1995Women and Men in Collaborative Working Partnerships: Connecting Two Disparate Modes of ExperienceMore detail
StuartGrauer1989Think Globally, Act Locally: A Delphi Study of Educational Leadership Through the Development of International Resources in the Local CommunityMore detail
SusanSargent1989The Utilization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act Funding Within the Disabled Student Programs and Services of the California Community CollegesMore detail
SusanJohnston1996The Experiences of Mid-Career Elementary TeachersMore detail
SusanPayment2003Goddesses in the Union: A Qualitative Study of Women in Leadership Positions in College and University Union SettingsMore detail
SusanMitchell1994Creating Campus Climates That Are Free From Sexual Harassment: Implications for Leaders in Higher EducationMore detail
SusanBowers Smith2002A Cross Study of Teacher Perceptions of Program Design and Teaching Efficacy: The Seaview Reading Support ProgramMore detail
SuzanneMacRenato1995Experiences of Moral Commitment: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
SuzanneFitch1987Adolescents With Learning & Behavior Handicaps as Behavior ModifiersMore detail
T. C.Kao2005High School Principals' Values and Their Symbolic and Cultural Leadership Approaches to Character Education in ChinaMore detail
TammyMoriarty2013Data-Driven Decision Making: Teachers' Use Of Data In The ClassroomMore detail
TeresaSpoulos2006The Dilemma of Disclosure for College Students with Attention Deficit DisorderMore detail
TeresaMcNeil1986A History of Catholic School Education in San Diego County, California, From 1850-1936More detail
TerranceHammond2006Officers ' Use of Leadership Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course - A Replication StudyMore detail
TerryDearstone1989Using a Cultural Change Intervention to Improve Organizational Effectiveness: An Evaluative Case Study 1989More detail
TheresaPeterson1993Leadership Relationships and the SuperintendencyMore detail
TheresaLally2000Cultural Factors Influencing Japanese Female College Students' Perceptions of Learning in a Web-Based Environment: Implications for Web-Based Instructional DesignersMore detail
ThomasCosgrove1984The Effects of Participation in a Student Development Mentoring-Transcript Program on Freshman University StudentsMore detail
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