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|
|Sherrill Lea||Amador||1988||An Analysis of Selected California Community College Chief Executive Officer's Perceptions of the District Governing Board Evaluation Policies and Practices|
|Kristen||Stonebreaker||1991||An Analysis of Selected California Community College Faculty Members' Perceptions of Challenges Experienced During the First Year of Hire|
|Florence||Johnson||1987||An Analysis of State Aid to Non-Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in the 50 States, 1970-1984|
|Stephani||Richards-Wilson||2003||An Analysis of the Benefits of an MBA Degree as Reported by a Diverse Graduate Population of a Southwestern University|
|Pearl||Gyan||1999||An Analysis of the Pedagogical Methods of Hindu Gurus|
|Beatriz||Villarreal||1989||An Analysis of the Special Education Services for Children and Youth in Costa Rica|
|Robyn||Adams||2012||An Empirical Look at Recipient Benefits Associated with a University-Issued Student Leadership Award|
|Jacquelyn||Brown||2010||An Empirical Look at the Relationship Between Personality Type and the Challenges of Telecommuting|
|Robert||Brown||2007||An Empirical Study of Employee Relations and Managerial Malpractice Risks in a Four Year Public Higher Education System|
|Sally||Zoll||1990||An Evaluation Instrument for the Selection of an Integrated Learning System|
|Barbara||Trent||1993||An Evaluation of Student Perceptions of Academic Advising in a RN/BSN Distance Educational Nursing Program|
|Joseph||Mattox||1991||An Evaluation of the Program of Theological Education by Extension at the Center for Christian Studies in Northwest Mexico|
|Christina||Chiriboga-Hahn||2003||An Evaluation Study of a Community College Administrative Leadership Development Program|
|Dorene||McLaughlin||1996||An Evaluative Case Study of the Effects of a Learning Style Awareness Program for Ninth Graders at an Independent School|
|Ethelyn||Shippey||1993||An Evaluative Study of the Effects of the PIRK Reading Program on Reading and Learning in Development in Learning Disabled Students|
|Kevin||Igasaki||2005||An Examination of the Media's Framing of the Illegal Street Racing Issue|
|Jodi||Robledo||2006||An Exploration of Supportive Relationships in the Lives of Academically Successful Individuals with Autism|
|Earl||Connell||1991||An Exploration of the Determinants of Attitude Toward Computers in Middle School Students|
|William||Law||2000||An Historical Case Study: The Pregnant Minor Program at Garfield High School 1975 - 1999|
|Patricia||Makokis||2000||An Insider's Perspective: The Drop-Out Challenge for Canada's First Nations|
|Elisabeth||Hamel||1990||An Interpretive Study of the Professional Socialization of Neophyte Nurses into the Nursing Subculture|
|Sally||Bottroff-Hawes||1991||An Investigation of Preferential Learning Strategies, Modality Preferences, and Academic Performance Among Eighth Grade Students|
|John||Pejza||1987||An Investigation of Strong Religious Cultures in Selected Catholic Secondary Schools|
|Patricia||Parlin||1985||Attitudes of Principals Toward Written Composition Research and Instructional Leadership Practices Associated With Effective Writing Practices|
|Rachel||Mathews||1984||Attitudes of Teachers and Administrators Towards the Handicapped in Malaysia and Implications for Teacher Training and Program Development|
|Judith||Edwin||1988||Attributes of Undergraduates Majoring in Scientific and Technological Disciplines: Perseverance and Commitments|
|Lyn||Roberts||2014||Authenticity: Theoretical Considerations, Instrument Development, and Implications for Leaders|
|Verna||Schmidt||1995||Awakening Institutions: A Delphi Study|
|Christiane||Sorenson||2010||Balancing Act: A Study of International School Heads' Efforts to Manage the Professional and Personal Aspects of Their Lives|
|Anita||Rogers||1994||Barriers to Community: The Development of an Instrument to Assess Components of Prejudice|
|Roxanne||Kymaani||2014||Beyond Biracial: The Complexity of Identity Construction for Women with One Black and One White Parent|
|Carmen||Barcena||1993||Bicultural Women in Monocultural Organizations: Professional Hispanic Women's Experiences of Diversity and Their Recommendations for Organizations|
|Paige||Creager||2007||Building Management Bench Strength: A Qualitative Look at a Job Rotation Program|
|Samuel||Chung||2013||Business Student Perceptions of Course Assignmen|
|Clara||Eder||1999||California African-American Infant Mortality Prevention: A Prospective Study|
|Jennifer||Reiter-Cook||2010||California Charter School Closures: Perspectives and Advice from Nine Former Charter School Directors|
|Laura||Deitrick||2010||California Education Foundations: A Mixed Methods Study|
|Sandra||Singleton||1990||California Pioneers in Speech Pathology: 1915 Through 1951 Looking Back for the Future|
|Kira||Espiritu||2009||Campus Internationalization Initiatives: From Policy to Practice in Study Abroad Programming|
|Barbara||Lincoln||2000||Career and Family: A Qualitative Study of Working Mothers|
|Lilly "Ericka"||Jordan||2003||Career Paths to Navy Admiral|
|Ruth||Beagles||1990||Case Studies of First-Year Elementary Teachers on St. Croix: To Develop a Model for Teacher Leadership|
|Ole-Krisitan||Setnes||2014||Central and Secondary Struggles in Social Interventions: The Impact of Group Relations Learning on Real Life Practices|
|Nicholas||Trongale||2001||Changes in Navy Leadership Theory and Practice: Post-Vietnam|
|Roger||Mestinsek||2000||Charter School Leadership: A Comparative Study of Principals in Traditional and Charter Schools|
|Joseph||Raffa||1997||Clashing Cultures or Collaborating Networks: A Study of Organization Culture in Breast Cancer Prevention|
|Jay||Marquand||2013||Closing the Achievement Gap for Military Dependent Students: Assessing a Federal Grant Program|
|John||Franey||2013||Coaching Teachers On Instruction: Developing Instructional Leadership Capacity Within A Principal Preparation Program|
|A.||Bowden||2002||Collaborative Leadership In Middle Schools and Teacher Job Satisfaction: A Search for Relationships|
|Nance||Maguire||1998||Collaborative Teaching Practices for a New Century: A Descriptive Case Study of Peer Coaching|