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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Last Name
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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
RichardStakelum2010The Lost-Boys PhenomenonMore detail
RichardBarker1990A Study of Planned Organizational Change at General DynamicsMore 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
RichardBrydges1998Total Quality Management - Bridging Theory to PracticeMore detail
RichardAshden, D.C.1998A Theoretical Perspective of the Factors That Relate to the Functional Independence of Mature AdultsMore detail
RichardBakken2013Exploring the Impact on Students of Western Universities on Foreign Soil: A Case Study of QatarMore 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
RobertSiciliani1998The Development of an Instrument to Identify Differing Views of Leadership Within OrganizationsMore 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
RobertBrown2007An Empirical Study of Employee Relations and Managerial Malpractice Risks in a Four Year Public Higher Education System More detail
Robert Clark2003Leadership Development: Continuous Improvement Through Character AssessmentMore detail
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
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
RonaldBaza2010Revitalization, Reinvigoration, and Motivation of Survivors in Changed, Restructured, and Downsized Organizations: A Study of Leadership Challenges in Local GovernmentMore 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
RoxanneKymaani2014Beyond Biracial: The Complexity of Identity Construction for Women with One Black and One White ParentMore detail
RuthBeagles1990Case Studies of First-Year Elementary Teachers on St. Croix: To Develop a Model for Teacher LeadershipMore 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
SallyZoll1990An Evaluation Instrument for the Selection of an Integrated Learning SystemMore detail
SamuelChung2013Business Student Perceptions of Course AssignmenMore detail
SandraHill1995A Decade of Home Schooling in Saskatchewan, Canada 1984-1995: A Case StudyMore detail
SandraSingleton1990California Pioneers in Speech Pathology: 1915 Through 1951 Looking Back for the FutureMore 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
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