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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First Name
Last Name
Year Graduated
Title
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
SusanBowers Smith2002A Cross Study of Teacher Perceptions of Program Design and Teaching Efficacy: The Seaview Reading Support ProgramMore 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
SusanMitchell1994Creating Campus Climates That Are Free From Sexual Harassment: Implications for Leaders in Higher EducationMore 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
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
TeresaMcNeil1986A History of Catholic School Education in San Diego County, California, From 1850-1936More detail
TeresaSpoulos2006The Dilemma of Disclosure for College Students with Attention Deficit DisorderMore 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
TheresaLally2000Cultural Factors Influencing Japanese Female College Students' Perceptions of Learning in a Web-Based Environment: Implications for Web-Based Instructional DesignersMore detail
TheresaPeterson1993Leadership Relationships and the SuperintendencyMore detail
ThomasCosgrove1984The Effects of Participation in a Student Development Mentoring-Transcript Program on Freshman University StudentsMore detail
TiffanyCarpenter2005Confronting 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 InstitutionMore detail
TimothyVonder1992Constructing and Testing Practical Procedures for Describing a Corporate Culture: The Electric TroublemenMore detail
ToniPfister2007Adapted Physical Education Enrollment Issues and Exercise Mediators for Students with Disabilities in San Diego County Community CollegesMore detail
TriciaBertram Gallant2006Reconsidering Academic Dishonesty: A Critical Examination of a Complex Organizational ProblemMore detail
ValerieLivesay 2013Exploring The Paradoxical Role And Experience Of Fallback In Developmental Theory More detail
VernaSchmidt1995Awakening Institutions: A Delphi StudyMore detail
VictoriaHalsey1996The Secondary School Assistant PrincipalMore detail
VirgilLorenzo1998Toward Cooperative Ethics: A Ricoeurian Reading of the Educational Aims of Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, Founder of the Mondragon CooperativesMore detail
WalterHeinecke2008Private and Public University Students' Perceptions of Cultural Adjustment Problems in Study Abroad ProgramsMore detail
WayneBorin2003Influential Factors Contributing to Exercise Compliance Following a Structured Lifestyle Change Program More detail
WhitneyMcIntyre Miller2010Postconflict Community Development in Sierra Leone: Western, Cultural, and National InfluencesMore detail
WilliamShine1986A Study of Retention and Leadership: A Process Model of TurnoverMore detail
WilliamConroy III2001A Study of Officers' Opportunities to Use Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Course on the JobMore detail
WilliamLaw2000An Historical Case Study: The Pregnant Minor Program at Garfield High School 1975 - 1999More detail
YanpingWang2004The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Labour Disputes in British Columbiaês Public SchoolsMore detail
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