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|
|Herbert||Barker||1997||Common Higher Callings to Social Compassion: A Phenomenological Study of Civic Praxis|
|Kathleen||Czech||2007||Communication and Leadership: Faculty Perceptions of the Department Chair|
|Madeline||Keri||1987||Compulsory Interest Arbitration in Public Education: A Case Study|
|Tiffany||Carpenter||2005||Confronting 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 Institution|
|Jensen||Shirley||2009||Congregation Activism in the Community: A Study of Faith-Based Leadership|
|Kevin||Petti||2006||Connecting Art and Science: An Interdisciplinary Strategy and Its Impact on the Affective Domain of College Human Anatomy Students|
|Richard||Newman||2005||Connecting 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.|
|Timothy||Vonder||1992||Constructing and Testing Practical Procedures for Describing a Corporate Culture: The Electric Troublemen|
|Phyllis||Cardinal||1998||Consulting First Nations Cultural Genocide: Showcasing Perspective of Cree Elders for Identity and Leadership Renewal|
|Rachel||Rice||2014||Convergence or Divergence of Values? A Comparison Case Study of Teacher Credentialing Programs|
|Susan||Mitchell||1994||Creating Campus Climates That Are Free From Sexual Harassment: Implications for Leaders in Higher Education|
|Michael||Lovette-Colyer||2013||Cultivating Compassion In Undergraduate College Students: Rhetoric Or Reality?|
|Theresa||Lally||2000||Cultural Factors Influencing Japanese Female College Students' Perceptions of Learning in a Web-Based Environment: Implications for Web-Based Instructional Designers|
|Tammy||Moriarty||2013||Data-Driven Decision Making: Teachers' Use Of Data In The Classroom|
|Holly||Hoffman||2014||Determinants of First Generation Student Bachelor's Degree Completion|
|Candace||Aiani||2009||Developing an Instrument to Measure the Degree of Implementation of Information Literacy Curriculum|
|Port||Martin||1995||Development of a Participative Approach to Guide Organizational Change: Reviewing the Sawtooth Technique|
|Ralph||Schoenfeld||1994||Dimensions of Anxiety and Their Effect on an Aspect of the Performance Process: Commission of Mental Errors|
|Judith||Strattan||1990||Directions for Leadership of the Association of California Community College Administrators in the 1990's|
|Linell||Fromm||1993||District Elections, Redistricting and Recall: A Study of the Fifth District of the City of San Diego, 1988-1991|
|Kathleen||Allen||1990||Diverse Voices of Leadership: Different Rhythms and Emerging Harmonies|
|Caren||Sax||1999||Diversity, Collaboration, Reflective Practice and Technology in Professional Education Programs: Strategic Choices for Higher Education|
|Danene||Twyman-Brown||2014||Do New Buildings, Equipment, and Technology Improve Student Outcomes? A Look at One Community College's Experience|
|James||Ford||1990||Education for Christian Leadership|
|Patricia||Taepke||2007||Effect of Computer-Aided Instruction on Grades in Middle School Algebra|
|Gregory||Stump||2003||Employee Receptivity to Three Hundred Sixty Degree Feedback Systems as a Function of Employee Trust and Employee Commitment: An Exploratory Study|
|Sally||Bennett||1997||Empowering Teachers, Empowering Leadership: A Multisite Case Study of School Restructuring and Accountability for Student Achievement|
|Danell||Gavares||1993||Empowerment as a Dynamic of the Leadership Relationship: A Study of Two Local Governmental Organizations|
|Jenny||Ferrone||2003||Enabling Performance Skills: Assessment in Engineering Education|
|Alexader||Lehman||2014||Engineering, Teaching, and Technology: A Nationwide Assessment of Instructional Internet Use by Engineering Faculty|
|Christine||Cecil||1997||Enter the Water Carriers: Embracing Parenting Experience in Work Teams|
|Alan||Grant||1992||Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Delphi Study of New Venture Success Factors|
|Rebecca||Bustamante||2006||Essential Features of Cultural Proficiency in American International Schools in Latin America: A Delphi Study|
|Adriana||Zylmans||1991||Ethnic Inclusion Strategies for the World Affairs Council: A Case Study|
|Chris||Procello||2008||Evaluating the Effectiveness of Provosts in Building a Student Learning Assessment-Supportive Organizational Culture:A Multiple-Site Evaluatoin Within the California State University System|
|Donna||Marriot||2003||Examining an Observation-Based Model of Professional Development for Teachers|
|David||Blair||2007||Examining the Predisposition to Lead within the Homosexual Community|
|Sarina||Molina||2010||Examining the Role of Meaning-making and Cultural Competence in How Teachers Understand and Approach their Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students|
|John||Hanes||1987||Executive Effectiveness Profile: Instrument Development and Validation|
|Suzanne||MacRenato||1995||Experiences of Moral Commitment: A Phenomenological Study|
|James||O'Brien||2007||Experiences of Sacramental Marriage|
|Heather||Carpenter||2011||Experiential Education in Nonprofit Management Education: An Examination of Nonprofit-Focused Master's Degree Programs Associated with the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council|
|Owen||Smith||2011||Exploration of the Impostor Phenomenon in Law School Students|
|Mark||Peters||2009||Exploring Efforts on Two College Campuses to Cultivate a Culture of Vocation|
|Emily||Schell||2003||Exploring Teachers' Experiences with the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute|
|Richard||Bakken||2013||Exploring the Impact on Students of Western Universities on Foreign Soil: A Case Study of Qatar|
|Valerie||Livesay||2013||Exploring The Paradoxical Role And Experience Of Fallback In Developmental Theory|
|Sara||Henry||2010||Extending Our Understanding of Social Belonging: Students' Use of Technology, Psychosocial Well- Being and Sense of Community in University Life|
|Darren||McGlynn||2005||Facing the Leadership Challenges on Decommissioning US Navy Ships|
|Paula||Jenner||1987||Factors Associated With Success of Resource Development Programs at California Community Colleges|