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|
|Steven||Robbins||1995||Women and Men in Collaborative Working Partnerships: Connecting Two Disparate Modes of Experience|
|Stuart||Grauer||1989||Think Globally, Act Locally: A Delphi Study of Educational Leadership Through the Development of International Resources in the Local Community|
|Susan||Bowers Smith||2002||A Cross Study of Teacher Perceptions of Program Design and Teaching Efficacy: The Seaview Reading Support Program|
|Susan||Sargent||1989||The Utilization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act Funding Within the Disabled Student Programs and Services of the California Community Colleges|
|Susan||Mitchell||1994||Creating Campus Climates That Are Free From Sexual Harassment: Implications for Leaders in Higher Education|
|Susan||Johnston||1996||The Experiences of Mid-Career Elementary Teachers|
|Susan||Payment||2003||Goddesses in the Union: A Qualitative Study of Women in Leadership Positions in College and University Union Settings|
|Suzanne||MacRenato||1995||Experiences of Moral Commitment: A Phenomenological Study|
|Suzanne||Fitch||1987||Adolescents With Learning & Behavior Handicaps as Behavior Modifiers|
|T. C.||Kao||2005||High School Principals' Values and Their Symbolic and Cultural Leadership Approaches to Character Education in China|
|Tammy||Moriarty||2013||Data-Driven Decision Making: Teachers' Use Of Data In The Classroom|
|Teresa||McNeil||1986||A History of Catholic School Education in San Diego County, California, From 1850-1936|
|Teresa||Spoulos||2006||The Dilemma of Disclosure for College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder|
|Terrance||Hammond||2006||Officers ' Use of Leadership Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course - A Replication Study|
|Terry||Dearstone||1989||Using a Cultural Change Intervention to Improve Organizational Effectiveness: An Evaluative Case Study 1989|
|Theresa||Lally||2000||Cultural Factors Influencing Japanese Female College Students' Perceptions of Learning in a Web-Based Environment: Implications for Web-Based Instructional Designers|
|Theresa||Peterson||1993||Leadership Relationships and the Superintendency|
|Thomas||Cosgrove||1984||The Effects of Participation in a Student Development Mentoring-Transcript Program on Freshman University Students|
|Tiffany||Carpenter||2005||Confronting the Intra-Racial Gender Gap: A Quantitative Study of the Impact of Gender on African American Students' Perceptions of Campus Climate at a Predominately White Institution|
|Timothy||Vonder||1992||Constructing and Testing Practical Procedures for Describing a Corporate Culture: The Electric Troublemen|
|Toni||Pfister||2007||Adapted Physical Education Enrollment Issues and Exercise Mediators for Students with Disabilities in San Diego County Community Colleges|
|Tricia||Bertram Gallant||2006||Reconsidering Academic Dishonesty: A Critical Examination of a Complex Organizational Problem|
|Valerie||Livesay||2013||Exploring The Paradoxical Role And Experience Of Fallback In Developmental Theory|
|Verna||Schmidt||1995||Awakening Institutions: A Delphi Study|
|Victoria||Halsey||1996||The Secondary School Assistant Principal|
|Virgil||Lorenzo||1998||Toward Cooperative Ethics: A Ricoeurian Reading of the Educational Aims of Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, Founder of the Mondragon Cooperatives|
|Walter||Heinecke||2008||Private and Public University Students' Perceptions of Cultural Adjustment Problems in Study Abroad Programs|
|Wayne||Borin||2003||Influential Factors Contributing to Exercise Compliance Following a Structured Lifestyle Change Program|
|Whitney||McIntyre Miller||2010||Postconflict Community Development in Sierra Leone: Western, Cultural, and National Influences|
|William||Shine||1986||A Study of Retention and Leadership: A Process Model of Turnover|
|William||Conroy III||2001||A Study of Officers' Opportunities to Use Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Course on the Job|
|William||Law||2000||An Historical Case Study: The Pregnant Minor Program at Garfield High School 1975 - 1999|
|Yanping||Wang||2004||The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Labour Disputes in British Columbiaês Public Schools|