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|
|Robyn||Adams||2012||An Empirical Look at Recipient Benefits Associated with a University-Issued Student Leadership Award|
|Donna||Agan||2001||The Role of Education in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Patients: A Quantitative Study of the Factors That Influence the Self-Management of Chronic Pain|
|Candace||Aiani||2009||Developing an Instrument to Measure the Degree of Implementation of Information Literacy Curriculum|
|Charles||Algaier||2003||Job Satisfaction, Leadership Styles, and Teaching Practices among CNMI Public Elementary School Teachers|
|Kathleen||Allen||1990||Diverse Voices of Leadership: Different Rhythms and Emerging Harmonies|
|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|
|James||Anderson||2011||The Experiences of Expatriate Teachers in International Schools: Five Ethnographic Case Studies|
|Phillip||Angelini||2009||Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC): The Impact of NJROTC Participation on Naval Accession and Retention|
|Richard||Ashden, D.C.||1998||A Theoretical Perspective of the Factors That Relate to the Functional Independence of Mature Adults|
|Jeanne||Atherton||1987||An Analysis of Perceptual Differences and Congruities Between California Community College Chancellors and Presidents in Multi-College Districts Regarding the Decision Making Role of the Presidents|
|Eliazer||Ayala-Austin||2007||Validating the Experiences of Male Mexican American Community College Transfer Students Studying at Catholic Universities|
|Daniel||Babigumira||1990||The Impact of Oppressive Military-Political Governments on School Effectiveness in Uganda - 1971 to 1986|
|Gloria||Bader||1987||Understanding Individual Political Behaviors in Organizations: Instrument Development and Validation|
|Linda||Baker||1989||From Parent to Child: The Effects of a Home Learning Program on Attitudes and Achievements|
|Richard||Bakken||2013||Exploring the Impact on Students of Western Universities on Foreign Soil: A Case Study of Qatar|
|Carmen||Barcena||1993||Bicultural Women in Monocultural Organizations: Professional Hispanic Women's Experiences of Diversity and Their Recommendations for Organizations|
|Richard||Barker||1990||A Study of Planned Organizational Change at General Dynamics|
|Sheridan||Barker||1998||A Teachers' Perspective From Within a School Leadership Team: A Phenomenological Study|
|Herbert||Barker||1997||Common Higher Callings to Social Compassion: A Phenomenological Study of Civic Praxis|
|Kurt||Barnes||2003||A Model Health-Related Elementary Physical Education Program for Saipan: Teacher's Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices|
|Audrey||Barrett||2008||The Nonprofit Ethics Survey: A Contextual Approach|
|Edwin||Basilio||2002||Veteran Teacher Perceptions of the Grossmont Model of Peer Assistance and Review (PAR). Is It a Viable Alternative to Traditional Teacher Evaluation?|
|Ronald||Baza||2010||Revitalization, Reinvigoration, and Motivation of Survivors in Changed, Restructured, and Downsized Organizations: A Study of Leadership Challenges in Local Government|
|Diane||Beach||1999||Giving Up and Giving In: Young Adolescentsê Dilemmas When Caring for a Grandparent With Alzheimerês Disease|
|Ruth||Beagles||1990||Case Studies of First-Year Elementary Teachers on St. Croix: To Develop a Model for Teacher Leadership|
|Sally||Bennett||1997||Empowering Teachers, Empowering Leadership: A Multisite Case Study of School Restructuring and Accountability for Student Achievement|
|Karen||Berger||1997||The Political Behavior of California Community College Nursing Faculties in Response to Budget Cutbacks, 1982-87|
|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|
|Tricia||Bertram Gallant||2006||Reconsidering Academic Dishonesty: A Critical Examination of a Complex Organizational Problem|
|Helen||Bishop||1992||Leadership in Policy Issue Networks: The New Community College of Baltimore|
|Ginger||Blackmon||2007||Factors that Motivate or Discourage Movement into School Leadership Positions and the Implications for Recruitment Policy and Practice|
|Melinda||Blade||1986||Interdisciplinary Research Methodology for Secondary Level Social Studies: A Teaching Unit Concerning the Holy Shroud of Turin|
|David||Blair||2007||Examining the Predisposition to Lead within the Homosexual Community|
|Gerald||Blanton||2006||Gender Influences in the Graduate Classroom: An Investigation of Female and Male Student Perceptions|
|Dallas||Boggs||1990||Literary Perceptions of Leadership|
|Jeffrey||Bolster||2011||What Do They Say? Students from a Private, Faith-based, Four Year University Share Their Perspectives on College as a Mentoring Environment|
|Wayne||Borin||2003||Influential Factors Contributing to Exercise Compliance Following a Structured Lifestyle Change Program|
|Sally||Bottroff-Hawes||1991||An Investigation of Preferential Learning Strategies, Modality Preferences, and Academic Performance Among Eighth Grade Students|
|A.||Bowden||2002||Collaborative Leadership In Middle Schools and Teacher Job Satisfaction: A Search for Relationships|
|Edward||Bowen||2004||Organizational Structure and the Creative Process|
|Susan||Bowers Smith||2002||A Cross Study of Teacher Perceptions of Program Design and Teaching Efficacy: The Seaview Reading Support Program|
|Peter||Bray||1994||Leadership in a Quality School|
|Ronald||Brice||1993||Principals in Saskatchewan Rural Schools: Their Leadership Behaviors and School Effectiveness|
|Barbara||Broderick||1988||Naturalistic Inquiry: An Appropriate Method for Evaluating Customer Training - A Case Study of a Computer System Value-Added Reseller|
|Jacquelyn||Brown||2010||An Empirical Look at the Relationship Between Personality Type and the Challenges of Telecommuting|
|Robert||Brown||2007||An Empirical Study of Employee Relations and Managerial Malpractice Risks in a Four Year Public Higher Education System|
|Juanita||Browne||2004||The Creation and Development of an Afrocentric Christian College: Imani Kuumba College and Graduate School|
|Richard||Brydges||1998||Total Quality Management - Bridging Theory to Practice|
|Julia||Buchanan||2010||Indigenous Leadership: A Talking-Circle Dialogue With Cree Leaders|
|Rebecca||Bustamante||2006||Essential Features of Cultural Proficiency in American International Schools in Latin America: A Delphi Study|