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|
|Gregorio||Ponce||2001||A Case Study of Shared Governance at Imperial Valley College|
|June||Scopinich||1987||A College Athletic Department - An Example of a High Performance System Existing in an Organized Anarchy Known as a University Higher Education Organization|
|Constance||Gillan||2002||A Comparative Case Study: Aircrew Adaptive Decision Making|
|Peter||Sciabarra||2014||A Comparative Study of Select Autisim Advocacy and Research organizations: Their Mission,Purpose and Focus of the Efficacy of Service(s) Provided to Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASDs)|
|Karen||Clark||1986||A Comparative Study of the Attitude and Knowledge of Suicide Between High School Students and High School Teachers|
|Roderick||Matheson||1992||A Comparative Study of the Perceived Job Satisfaction of Site Administrators in San Diego City Schools|
|Susan||Bowers Smith||2002||A Cross Study of Teacher Perceptions of Program Design and Teaching Efficacy: The Seaview Reading Support Program|
|Sandra||Hill||1995||A Decade of Home Schooling in Saskatchewan, Canada 1984-1995: A Case Study|
|Noelia||Vela||1989||A Delphi Study of California Community College Counselors' Responsibilities and Competencies for the 1990's as Perceived by Chief Student Services Administrators|
|Rosemary||Goodyear||1987||A Descriptive Correlational Study of the Decision-Making Patterns of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care|
|Stanley||Fasci||1993||A Framework of Transformational Leadership Concepts Proposed for Undergraduate College and University Student Development and Student Affairs Leadership Programs|
|O.||Powell||2001||A Historical Perspective of the Freedom Schools: Implications for Social Change|
|Teresa||McNeil||1986||A History of Catholic School Education in San Diego County, California, From 1850-1936|
|Nan||Haugen||1990||A History of Women's Intercollege Athletics in San Diego County Community College From 1955-1972|
|James||Zoll||1990||A Learning Center Assessment Tool for the Assessment of Academic Services of a Private Learning Center|
|Frederick||Preston||1997||A Measure of Perceived Power in Influencing Change Among Selected Education Participants in Alberta|
|Kurt||Barnes||2003||A Model Health-Related Elementary Physical Education Program for Saipan: Teacher's Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices|
|Karen||Warn||1994||A Model Part-time Bachelor's Degree Program for Adults at California Public Research Institutions|
|Crystal||Dujowich||2014||A Multi-level Investigation of Leadership Effectiveness and Systems Awareness in the Leadership Circle Profile|
|Angie||Mays||1999||A Professional Competency Survey of Organizational Consultants in San Diego County|
|Patricia||Harvard||1988||A Qualitative Analysis of Successful Management Behaviors of Black Female Administrators in Higher Education|
|Leslie||Hennessy||2014||A Qualitative Study of the Creative Decision Making Approaches of MacArthur Fellows|
|Janet||Chrispeels||1990||A Study of Factors Contributing to Achieving and Sustaining Effectiveness in Elementary Schools|
|Miriam||Kaeser, O.S.F.||1987||A Study of Feminine Role Models Selected by Catholic Women|
|Sheila||Williams||1991||A Study of Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Intended Changes Within the County Government of San Diego|
|William||Conroy III||2001||A Study of Officers' Opportunities to Use Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Course on the Job|
|Richard||Barker||1990||A Study of Planned Organizational Change at General Dynamics|
|William||Shine||1986||A Study of Retention and Leadership: A Process Model of Turnover|
|Rita||King||1988||A Study of Shared Instructional Leadership by Mentor Teachers in Southern California|
|Rebecca||Gillespie||2003||A Study of Technology Implementation in Two School Districts: The Dynamics of Leadership and Change|
|Alex||Kodiath||1987||A Study of the Commonalties and Differences of Male and Female Spiritual Leaders|
|Carolyn||Salerno||1991||A Study of the Differences Between Classrooms Using a Meaning-Centered Approach and a Code-Centered Approach in the First Year Implementation of the California English-Language Arts Framework|
|Ronald||Williams||1989||A Study of the Impact of a Quality Circle on a Public Secondary School in Southern California|
|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|
|Gail||Prentiss||1983||A Study of the Organizational Effectiveness of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges|
|Nicki||Harrington||1993||A Survey of Teaching Strategies Used in California Community College Nursing Programs to Foster Critical Thinking|
|Lynette||Patton||1987||A Synthesis of Dissertation Research on Faculty-Role Stressors in Nursing Education|
|Patricia||Rhodes||2014||A Tale of Two Schools: The Spiritual Development of Leaders in Protestant Seminaries|
|Sheridan||Barker||1998||A Teachers' Perspective From Within a School Leadership Team: A Phenomenological Study|
|Richard||Ashden, D.C.||1998||A Theoretical Perspective of the Factors That Relate to the Functional Independence of Mature Adults|
|Paula||Kelly||1988||Accessing a Global Language: A Comparison of G-Telp and TOEFL Performance|
|Ronald||Lancia||2013||Accounting For The Attrition Of African American Males In An Academic Support Setting|
|Sheri||Guseman||2006||Acts 2:24 in 2006: Examining Small Group Discussion in an American Mega-Church|
|Toni||Pfister||2007||Adapted Physical Education Enrollment Issues and Exercise Mediators for Students with Disabilities in San Diego County Community Colleges|
|Suzanne||Fitch||1987||Adolescents With Learning & Behavior Handicaps as Behavior Modifiers|
|Emily||Marx||2012||Advising to Promote Self-authorship: Exploring Advising Strategies and Advisor Characteristics Among New Student Affairs Professionals|
|Jacquelyn||Freiberg||1994||Affecting Change Synergistically: An Interpretive Case Study of Leadership Relationships at Southwest Airlines|
|Douglas||Hoey||2001||Aligning Practice With Vision: Leadership for Developing Character and Employability Attributes|
|Joanna||Doonan||1998||An Analysis of Dialogue for Understanding Educators' Stress: Implications for Voice, Listening, and Leadership|
|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|