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
PearlGyan1999An Analysis of the Pedagogical Methods of Hindu GurusMore detail
BeatrizVillarreal1989An Analysis of the Special Education Services for Children and Youth in Costa RicaMore detail
RobynAdams2012An Empirical Look at Recipient Benefits Associated with a University-Issued Student Leadership AwardMore detail
JacquelynBrown2010An Empirical Look at the Relationship Between Personality Type and the Challenges of TelecommutingMore detail
RobertBrown2007An Empirical Study of Employee Relations and Managerial Malpractice Risks in a Four Year Public Higher Education System More detail
SallyZoll1990An Evaluation Instrument for the Selection of an Integrated Learning SystemMore detail
BarbaraTrent1993An Evaluation of Student Perceptions of Academic Advising in a RN/BSN Distance Educational Nursing ProgramMore detail
JosephMattox1991An Evaluation of the Program of Theological Education by Extension at the Center for Christian Studies in Northwest MexicoMore detail
ChristinaChiriboga-Hahn2003An Evaluation Study of a Community College Administrative Leadership Development ProgramMore detail
DoreneMcLaughlin1996An Evaluative Case Study of the Effects of a Learning Style Awareness Program for Ninth Graders at an Independent SchoolMore detail
EthelynShippey1993An Evaluative Study of the Effects of the PIRK Reading Program on Reading and Learning in Development in Learning Disabled Students More detail
KevinIgasaki2005An Examination of the Media's Framing of the Illegal Street Racing IssueMore detail
JodiRobledo2006An Exploration of Supportive Relationships in the Lives of Academically Successful Individuals with AutismMore detail
EarlConnell1991An Exploration of the Determinants of Attitude Toward Computers in Middle School StudentsMore detail
WilliamLaw2000An Historical Case Study: The Pregnant Minor Program at Garfield High School 1975 - 1999More detail
PatriciaMakokis2000An Insider's Perspective: The Drop-Out Challenge for Canada's First NationsMore detail
ElisabethHamel1990An Interpretive Study of the Professional Socialization of Neophyte Nurses into the Nursing SubcultureMore detail
SallyBottroff-Hawes1991An Investigation of Preferential Learning Strategies, Modality Preferences, and Academic Performance Among Eighth Grade StudentsMore detail
JohnPejza1987An Investigation of Strong Religious Cultures in Selected Catholic Secondary SchoolsMore detail
PatriciaParlin1985Attitudes of Principals Toward Written Composition Research and Instructional Leadership Practices Associated With Effective Writing PracticesMore detail
RachelMathews1984Attitudes of Teachers and Administrators Towards the Handicapped in Malaysia and Implications for Teacher Training and Program DevelopmentMore detail
JudithEdwin1988Attributes of Undergraduates Majoring in Scientific and Technological Disciplines: Perseverance and CommitmentsMore detail
LynRoberts2014Authenticity: Theoretical Considerations, Instrument Development, and Implications for LeadersMore detail
VernaSchmidt1995Awakening Institutions: A Delphi StudyMore detail
ChristianeSorenson2010Balancing Act: A Study of International School Heads' Efforts to Manage the Professional and Personal Aspects of Their LivesMore detail
AnitaRogers1994Barriers to Community: The Development of an Instrument to Assess Components of PrejudiceMore detail
CarmenBarcena1993Bicultural Women in Monocultural Organizations: Professional Hispanic Women's Experiences of Diversity and Their Recommendations for OrganizationsMore detail
PaigeCreager2007Building Management Bench Strength: A Qualitative Look at a Job Rotation ProgramMore detail
ClaraEder1999California African-American Infant Mortality Prevention: A Prospective StudyMore detail
JenniferReiter-Cook2010California Charter School Closures: Perspectives and Advice from Nine Former Charter School DirectorsMore detail
LauraDeitrick2010California Education Foundations: A Mixed Methods StudyMore detail
SandraSingleton1990California Pioneers in Speech Pathology: 1915 Through 1951 Looking Back for the FutureMore detail
KiraEspiritu2009Campus Internationalization Initiatives: From Policy to Practice in Study Abroad ProgrammingMore detail
BarbaraLincoln2000Career and Family: A Qualitative Study of Working MothersMore detail
Lilly "Ericka"Jordan2003Career Paths to Navy AdmiralMore detail
RuthBeagles1990Case Studies of First-Year Elementary Teachers on St. Croix: To Develop a Model for Teacher LeadershipMore detail
NicholasTrongale2001Changes in Navy Leadership Theory and Practice: Post-VietnamMore detail
RogerMestinsek2000Charter School Leadership: A Comparative Study of Principals in Traditional and Charter SchoolsMore detail
JosephRaffa1997Clashing Cultures or Collaborating Networks: A Study of Organization Culture in Breast Cancer PreventionMore detail
JohnFraney2013Coaching Teachers On Instruction: Developing Instructional Leadership Capacity Within A Principal Preparation Program More detail
A.Bowden2002Collaborative Leadership In Middle Schools and Teacher Job Satisfaction: A Search for RelationshipsMore detail
NanceMaguire1998Collaborative Teaching Practices for a New Century: A Descriptive Case Study of Peer CoachingMore detail
HerbertBarker1997Common Higher Callings to Social Compassion: A Phenomenological Study of Civic PraxisMore detail
KathleenCzech2007Communication and Leadership: Faculty Perceptions of the Department ChairMore detail
MadelineKeri1987Compulsory Interest Arbitration in Public Education: A Case StudyMore 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
JensenShirley2009Congregation Activism in the Community: A Study of Faith-Based LeadershipMore detail
KevinPetti2006Connecting Art and Science: An Interdisciplinary Strategy and Its Impact on the Affective Domain of College Human Anatomy StudentsMore detail
RichardNewman2005Connecting the Dots: A Study of an Innovative Principal Preparation Program's Impact on the Mental Models and On-the-Job Behaviors fo Aspiring School Leaders.More detail
TimothyVonder1992Constructing and Testing Practical Procedures for Describing a Corporate Culture: The Electric TroublemenMore detail
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