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|
|Walter||Heinecke||2008||Private and Public University Students' Perceptions of Cultural Adjustment Problems in Study Abroad Programs|
|Richard||Hendrickson||1989||Leadership and Culture|
|Leslie||Hennessy||2014||A Qualitative Study of the Creative Decision Making Approaches of MacArthur Fellows|
|Sara||Henry||2010||Extending Our Understanding of Social Belonging: Students' Use of Technology, Psychosocial Well- Being and Sense of Community in University Life|
|David||Herrera||2004||Why Participate? Finding Meaning by Partaking in Decisions affecting Us, Our Work and Our Lives|
|E.||Hett||1991||The Development of an Instrument to Measure Global-Mindedness|
|Sandra||Hill||1995||A Decade of Home Schooling in Saskatchewan, Canada 1984-1995: A Case Study|
|Douglas||Hoey||2001||Aligning Practice With Vision: Leadership for Developing Character and Employability Attributes|
|Holly||Hoffman||2014||Determinants of First Generation Student Bachelor's Degree Completion|
|Kimberly||Hogelucht||2011||Tapping the Hidden Job Market Through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of Students|
|Paulette||Hopkins||1999||Leadership Responses to Change in 21st Century California State University Physical Education/Kinesiology Departments|
|Karen||Horning||2011||How Professional Women Negotiate Work/Family Conflict: An Exploration of Work Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction and Partner Supportiveness|
|Kevin||Igasaki||2005||An Examination of the Media's Framing of the Illegal Street Racing Issue|
|R.||Israel||1995||Leadership: Personal Narratives of Practitioners|
|Dayanne||Izmirian||2008||The Role of Residential Learning in the Faith and Spiritual Development of First Year College Students|
|Jennifer||Jeffries||1994||The Leadership of a Superintendent: Putting the California School Reform Movement to Work|
|John||Jenkins||2001||Perceptions of International Students and University Personnel of Cultural Adjustment Problems at Two Private Universities|
|Paula||Jenner||1987||Factors Associated With Success of Resource Development Programs at California Community Colleges|
|Mary||Jesko||2007||Integrating Total Disability and Absence Management In a Climate of Change: A Case Study|
|Florence||Johnson||1987||An Analysis of State Aid to Non-Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in the 50 States, 1970-1984|
|Mary||Johnson||2008||How Spirituality Impacts Ethical Leadership|
|Debra||Johnson||2010||The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Nurse Practitioners: A Look at the Institutional Decision Calculus of a Health Sciences University|
|Susan||Johnston||1996||The Experiences of Mid-Career Elementary Teachers|
|Elizabeth||Jones||1990||The Impact of Feeding Methods on Exclusion From Child Care for Infants Under Six Months of Age|
|Janet||Jones||2005||The Courage to Change: Striving for Magnet Hospital Recognition|
|Lilly "Ericka"||Jordan||2003||Career Paths to Navy Admiral|
|Sharalee||Jorgensen||1985||Mira Costa College: The First Fifty Years|
|Barbara||Judy||1984||Kindergarten Admission Procedures in Independent Schools With Suggested Guidelines|
|Mary Ann||Kaczmarski||2003||Heritage College: Partnership Leadership as Catalyst to a Multicultural Learning Community|
|Miriam||Kaeser, O.S.F.||1987||A Study of Feminine Role Models Selected by Catholic Women|
|T. C.||Kao||2005||High School Principals' Values and Their Symbolic and Cultural Leadership Approaches to Character Education in China|
|Michael||Kelley||2013||Gambling In San Diego County: A Case Study|
|Paula||Kelly||1988||Accessing a Global Language: A Comparison of G-Telp and TOEFL Performance|
|James||Kelly, Jr.||1989||The Transformation of a Corporate Culture in a Mature Organization|
|Madeline||Keri||1987||Compulsory Interest Arbitration in Public Education: A Case Study|
|Rita||King||1988||A Study of Shared Instructional Leadership by Mentor Teachers in Southern California|
|Maria||Klein||1990||Human Sexuality Programs in Catholic Secondary Schools in the 80's|
|Judith||Knapp||1998||Reflections of Reflections of Reflections: A Case Study of Women Educators' Callings to the High Arctic|
|Lois||Knowlton||1992||Leadership in a Different Voice: An Ethnographic Study of a Latina Chief Executive Officer in a California Community College|
|Alex||Kodiath||1987||A Study of the Commonalties and Differences of Male and Female Spiritual Leaders|
|Halyna||Kornuta||2001||Teacher Portfolios in the Supervision Process: A Journey of Discovery|
|Kathleen||Krohne||1992||The Effect of Sexual Harassment on Female Naval Officers: A Phenomenological Study|
|Roxanne||Kymaani||2014||Beyond Biracial: The Complexity of Identity Construction for Women with One Black and One White Parent|
|Theresa||Lally||2000||Cultural Factors Influencing Japanese Female College Students' Perceptions of Learning in a Web-Based Environment: Implications for Web-Based Instructional Designers|
|Ronald||Lancia||2013||Accounting For The Attrition Of African American Males In An Academic Support Setting|
|William||Law||2000||An Historical Case Study: The Pregnant Minor Program at Garfield High School 1975 - 1999|
|Alexader||Lehman||2014||Engineering, Teaching, and Technology: A Nationwide Assessment of Instructional Internet Use by Engineering Faculty|
|Barbara||LeWinter||1986||A Study of the Influence of Logo on Locus of Control, Attitudes Toward Mathematics, and Problem-Solving Ability in Children in Grades 4, 5, 6|
|Barbara||Lincoln||2000||Career and Family: A Qualitative Study of Working Mothers|
|Dean||Lindquist||1998||Market Values In Education: A Case Study of Its Effect on the Principal's Model for School Governance in Alberta|