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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First Name
Last Name
Year Graduated
Title
CynthiaCamberg1992Valuing a Culturally Diverse Work Force: An Examination of Intended Changes and Successes as Perceived by Upper and Middle Management, Supervisors, and Line Staff in a Health Care OrganizationMore detail
GeorgeCameron1984The Effects of Clinical and Traditional Supervision Methods on the Satisfaction Levels of Higher and Lower-Order Need TeachersMore detail
BrendaCampbell2002Genre Studies: Temporary Homogeneous Grouping to Improve Reading or Merely Another Form of Tracking?More detail
JulieCantillon2014Services for Parentally Placed Catholic School Students Under IDEA 2004More detail
AlysonCaouette1995The Phenomenon of Flow Among Classroom Teachers and the Implications for Leadership PracticeMore detail
PhyllisCardinal1998Consulting First Nations Cultural Genocide: Showcasing Perspective of Cree Elders for Identity and Leadership RenewalMore detail
JohnCarlow, II1990The Impact of Federal Regulation on Time to Equivalence and Compliance Within the Orthopedic Medical Device Industry More detail
ElisaCarlson1997Romanticizing Leadership: A Historical & Cultural CritiqueMore detail
JeffreyCarlstead2004What Effect Does the Hampton Inn 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee Have on Customer Loyalty?More detail
HeatherCarpenter2011Experiential Education in Nonprofit Management Education: An Examination of Nonprofit-Focused Master's Degree Programs Associated with the Nonprofit Academic Centers CouncilMore 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
LeslieCaspi1994The Effect of Reading and Discussing Literature With Strong Women Characters on Sixth Grade Studentsê Sex Stereotype and Occupational AttitudesMore detail
ChristineCecil1997Enter the Water Carriers: Embracing Parenting Experience in Work TeamsMore detail
ClaudiaChavez McKay 2010The Contributions of the UnwantedMore detail
ChristinaChiriboga-Hahn2003An Evaluation Study of a Community College Administrative Leadership Development ProgramMore detail
JanetChrispeels1990A Study of Factors Contributing to Achieving and Sustaining Effectiveness in Elementary SchoolsMore detail
SamuelChung2013Business Student Perceptions of Course AssignmenMore detail
KarenClark1986A Comparative Study of the Attitude and Knowledge of Suicide Between High School Students and High School TeachersMore detail
Robert Clark2003Leadership Development: Continuous Improvement Through Character AssessmentMore detail
JodiCoffman1999The Community College Coach: Leadership Practices and Athlete SatisfactionMore detail
JanetConant1992Memory Change and Cognitive Function Among the ElderlyMore detail
EarlConnell1991An Exploration of the Determinants of Attitude Toward Computers in Middle School StudentsMore detail
WilliamConroy III2001A Study of Officers' Opportunities to Use Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Course on the JobMore detail
GuadalupeCorona2010Latina First Year Experience: Factors That Contribute To Persistence From The First To The Second Year In Higher EducationMore detail
ThomasCosgrove1984The Effects of Participation in a Student Development Mentoring-Transcript Program on Freshman University StudentsMore detail
LaurieCoskey2000On the Edge of the Envelope - A Case Study of the Children's Initiative: An Inquiry Into Collaboration and Shared VisionMore detail
JulieCramer2014Parent Voice or School Choice? "Parent Trigger" Legislation in the United StatesMore detail
PaigeCreager2007Building Management Bench Strength: A Qualitative Look at a Job Rotation ProgramMore detail
DebraCullinane1995The Influence of Control Theory and Reality Therapy on Educators: A Case StudyMore detail
KathleenCzech2007Communication and Leadership: Faculty Perceptions of the Department ChairMore detail
CynthiaDavalos2014The Role of Chief Diversity Officers in Intstitutionalizing Diversity and Inclusion: A Multiple Case Study of Three Exemplar UniversitiesMore detail
JonDavies1994Transforming Leadership in the California Literature Project: Ethnographic Narrative as True FictionMore detail
TerryDearstone1989Using a Cultural Change Intervention to Improve Organizational Effectiveness: An Evaluative Case Study 1989More detail
EdwinDeas1998Shared Governance in the British Columbia Post-Secondary Education System: The Boards' Role in Decision-MakingMore detail
LauraDeitrick2010California Education Foundations: A Mixed Methods StudyMore detail
JohnDentico1999Games Leaders Play: Collaborative Leadership Development Through Simulations in Knowledge Based OrganizationsMore detail
JamesDobbs2014The Relationship Between Perceived Toxic Leadership Styles, Leader Effectiveness, and Organizational CynicismMore detail
JoannaDoonan1998An Analysis of Dialogue for Understanding Educators' Stress: Implications for Voice, Listening, and LeadershipMore detail
Bonnie Dowd2003The Relationship Between Decision-Making and Accountability: A Case Study of Two State Community College SystemsMore detail
CrystalDujowich2014A Multi-level Investigation of Leadership Effectiveness and Systems Awareness in the Leadership Circle ProfileMore detail
NathanielDunigan2014We Are Not Mahogany: An Exploration of the Social Construction of Masculinity in Ugandan Meaning-MakingMore detail
MikeDuoto2003Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction of Repatriated ManagersMore detail
HelenEckmann2003\You Are With Someone Who is a Fighter"\"": Constructing a Model of Personal Transformation That Can Occur in Surviving Breast Cancer\"""""More detail
ClaraEder1999California African-American Infant Mortality Prevention: A Prospective StudyMore detail
JudithEdwin1988Attributes of Undergraduates Majoring in Scientific and Technological Disciplines: Perseverance and CommitmentsMore detail
LynnEldred2000From Warriors to Wingtips: The Leadership Transition of Retired Officers Into the Public SectorMore detail
IngeEllefson1997The Role of the Principal When Parents Are Increasingly Involved in Decision MakingMore detail
JimmieEllis2004Total Resource Sharing Among Collegiate Public Libraries in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Narrative Case StudyMore detail
KiraEspiritu2009Campus Internationalization Initiatives: From Policy to Practice in Study Abroad ProgrammingMore detail
DavidFacer2012The Motivation Beliefs Inventory: Measuring Motivation Beliefs Using Four Motivation TheoriesMore detail
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