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|
|Stanley||Fasci||1993||A Framework of Transformational Leadership Concepts Proposed for Undergraduate College and University Student Development and Student Affairs Leadership Programs|
|Douglas||Fenner||2005||Linking Succession Planning to Employee Training: A Study of Federal Employees|
|Jenny||Ferrone||2003||Enabling Performance Skills: Assessment in Engineering Education|
|Robert||Fink||1990||Vision: An Essential Component of Transforming Leadership|
|Norina||Finley||1998||Team Mind: A Case Study of Collective Synergism, Team Development, and Decision Making Under Time Constraints|
|Suzanne||Fitch||1987||Adolescents With Learning & Behavior Handicaps as Behavior Modifiers|
|Jacqueline||Fitzpatrick||1996||Women Mentoring Women: A Phenomenological Study|
|Nieves||Flores||2002||The Implementation of the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities on Guam|
|James||Ford||1990||Education for Christian Leadership|
|Ebrahim||Fouzan||1987||The Involvement of Parents of Educable Mentally Retarded in Their Children's Educational Programs in Saudi Arabia|
|Amy||Fraher||2002||The Development of the Tavistock and Tavistock -Inspired Group Relations Movement in Great Britain and the United States: A Comparative and Historical Perspective|
|Candice||Francis||1990||Profiles in Faculty Leadership: The Experience of 1985-86 California Community College Senate Presidents|
|John||Franey||2013||Coaching Teachers On Instruction: Developing Instructional Leadership Capacity Within A Principal Preparation Program|
|Kevin||Freiberg||1987||The Heart and Spirit of Transformation Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Herb Kelleher's Passion for Southwest Airlines|
|Jacquelyn||Freiberg||1994||Affecting Change Synergistically: An Interpretive Case Study of Leadership Relationships at Southwest Airlines|
|Charles||Friedrichs||2001||The Effect of Professional Growth Opportunities as Determined by California Public High School Instrumental Music Teachers|
|Linell||Fromm||1993||District Elections, Redistricting and Recall: A Study of the Fifth District of the City of San Diego, 1988-1991|
|Robert||Gailey||2010||Social 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 Women|
|Kathleen||Gallagher||2013||Performance Assessment For Quality Teaching: Three Critical Variables For Measuring And Improving Teaching And Learning|
|Joseph||Gallen||1987||The Use of Computer-Assisted Instruction in a Biblical Studies Course: A Case Study|
|Richard||Galvan||2011||The 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.|
|Piedad||Garcia||1998||Transborder Economic Development: A Collaborative Partnership in the San Diego-Tijuana Region|
|Danell||Gavares||1993||Empowerment as a Dynamic of the Leadership Relationship: A Study of Two Local Governmental Organizations|
|Ron||Germaine||2001||Values Education Influence on Elementary Students' Self-Esteem|
|Cheryl||Getz||1998||Observing the Spirit of Resilience: The Relationship Between Life Experiences and Success in Higher Education for African American Students|
|Constance||Gillan||2002||A Comparative Case Study: Aircrew Adaptive Decision Making|
|Rebecca||Gillespie||2003||A Study of Technology Implementation in Two School Districts: The Dynamics of Leadership and Change|
|Barbara||Gilliss||1994||Organizations of the Future: An Analysis of Current Literature and a New Model|
|Charles||Girvin III||2001||The Role of a Middle School Assistant Principal in Establishing and Maintaining Positive School Climate|
|Jeffrey||Glazer||1994||Implementing TQM in a College of Business|
|Adolfo||Gonzales||1996||Historical Case Study: San Diego and Tijuana Border Region Relationship With the San Diego Police Department 1957-1994|
|Rosemary||Goodyear||1987||A Descriptive Correlational Study of the Decision-Making Patterns of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care|
|Jo||Grant||2005||How School Counselors Gain Support to Implement Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Programs|
|Alan||Grant||1992||Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Delphi Study of New Venture Success Factors|
|Stuart||Grauer||1989||Think Globally, Act Locally: A Delphi Study of Educational Leadership Through the Development of International Resources in the Local Community|
|Judith||Green||1984||The Transition Process in Office Automation and Its Impact on Clerical Workers: A Case Study|
|Maribel||Guillermo||2003||Higher Education Administrators & Students With Disabilities: A Survey of Administrator Knowledge & Training Needs|
|Sheri||Guseman||2006||Acts 2:24 in 2006: Examining Small Group Discussion in an American Mega-Church|
|Pearl||Gyan||1999||An Analysis of the Pedagogical Methods of Hindu Gurus|
|Paige||Haber||2011||Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Definitional Understanding|
|Victoria||Halsey||1996||The Secondary School Assistant Principal|
|Elisabeth||Hamel||1990||An Interpretive Study of the Professional Socialization of Neophyte Nurses into the Nursing Subculture|
|Terrance||Hammond||2006||Officers ' Use of Leadership Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course - A Replication Study|
|John||Hanes||1987||Executive Effectiveness Profile: Instrument Development and Validation|
|Lezlee||Haroun||2003||Making the Transition From the Field to the Classroom: The Experiences of Novice Health Care Instructors at Private Career Colleges|
|James||Harrington||1989||The Effect of Art Education on Self-Concept of Disabled Adult Students in a Community College Setting|
|Nicki||Harrington||1993||A Survey of Teaching Strategies Used in California Community College Nursing Programs to Foster Critical Thinking|
|Patricia||Harvard||1988||A Qualitative Analysis of Successful Management Behaviors of Black Female Administrators in Higher Education|
|Nan||Haugen||1990||A History of Women's Intercollege Athletics in San Diego County Community College From 1955-1972|
|Kacy||Hayes||2012||Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of A Mixed Cohort Format|