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|
|Mike||Duoto||2003||Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction of Repatriated Managers|
|Aned||Muniz Gracia||2011||FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DECISION OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORS IN COROZAL, PUERTO RICO, TO PURSUE POST-SECONDARY STUDIES|
|Ginger||Blackmon||2007||Factors that Motivate or Discourage Movement into School Leadership Positions and the Implications for Recruitment Policy and Practice|
|Rebecca||Woolston||2001||Faculty Perceptions of Dean Transitions: Does Trust Matter? An Interpretive Case Study of Organizational Trust and Organizational Culture|
|Rita||Marinoble||1990||Faith and Leadership: The Spiritual Journeys of Transformational Leaders|
|Robert||Peacock||2001||First Nations Students: What Teachers Do That Makes Them Successful|
|Linda||Baker||1989||From Parent to Child: The Effects of a Home Learning Program on Attitudes and Achievements|
|John||Mosby||2009||From Strain to Success: A Phenomenological Study of the Personal and Academic Pressures on African American Male Community College Students|
|Lynn||Eldred||2000||From Warriors to Wingtips: The Leadership Transition of Retired Officers Into the Public Sector|
|Michael||Kelley||2013||Gambling In San Diego County: A Case Study|
|John||Dentico||1999||Games Leaders Play: Collaborative Leadership Development Through Simulations in Knowledge Based Organizations|
|Gerald||Blanton||2006||Gender Influences in the Graduate Classroom: An Investigation of Female and Male Student Perceptions|
|Brenda||Campbell||2002||Genre Studies: Temporary Homogeneous Grouping to Improve Reading or Merely Another Form of Tracking?|
|Diane||Beach||1999||Giving Up and Giving In: Young Adolescentsê Dilemmas When Caring for a Grandparent With Alzheimerês Disease|
|Jade||Winn||2005||Global Citizenship as a Function of Higher Education: The Demographic and Institutional Determinates in a Graduate Student Population|
|Susan||Payment||2003||Goddesses in the Union: A Qualitative Study of Women in Leadership Positions in College and University Union Settings|
|Kacy||Hayes||2012||Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of A Mixed Cohort Format|
|Mary Ann||Kaczmarski||2003||Heritage College: Partnership Leadership as Catalyst to a Multicultural Learning Community|
|T. C.||Kao||2005||High School Principals' Values and Their Symbolic and Cultural Leadership Approaches to Character Education in China|
|Maribel||Guillermo||2003||Higher Education Administrators & Students With Disabilities: A Survey of Administrator Knowledge & Training Needs|
|Adolfo||Gonzales||1996||Historical Case Study: San Diego and Tijuana Border Region Relationship With the San Diego Police Department 1957-1994|
|Jennifer||Preimesberger||2000||Historical Perspective of the Implementation of Inclusive Education in Selected Schools in the Diocese of San Diego|
|Derek||Noether||2005||How Leaders use the Construct of Culture to Influence Change Resistance: A Study of a Planned Change Initiative in a Combined Government and Military Organization|
|Karen||Horning||2011||How Professional Women Negotiate Work/Family Conflict: An Exploration of Work Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction and Partner Supportiveness|
|Jo||Grant||2005||How School Counselors Gain Support to Implement Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Programs|
|Mary||Johnson||2008||How Spirituality Impacts Ethical Leadership|
|Maria||Klein||1990||Human Sexuality Programs in Catholic Secondary Schools in the 80's|
|Patricia||Saraniero||2007||I Teach What I DO, I DO What I Teach: The Experiences and Impacts of Teaching Artists|
|Brian||Moffitt||1998||Identification of Core Multidisciplinary Competencies in an Integrated Public Health and Human Service System|
|Gary||Zomalt||1997||Implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Community Mental Health Center: Effect on Morale|
|Lori||Waite||2004||Implementing Student Learning Outcomes: The Link To Accreditation In California Community Colleges|
|Jeffrey||Glazer||1994||Implementing TQM in a College of Business|
|Stephanie||Tarkington||1989||Improving Critical Thinking Skills Using Paideia Seminars in a Seventh Grade Literature Curriculum|
|Julia||Buchanan||2010||Indigenous Leadership: A Talking-Circle Dialogue With Cree Leaders|
|Marian||Warren||1987||Influences Affecting Career/Life Planning Aspirations as Perceived by Intellectually Gifted, Ethnically Diverse Adolescent Girls: A Case Study|
|Wayne||Borin||2003||Influential Factors Contributing to Exercise Compliance Following a Structured Lifestyle Change Program|
|Evangeline||San Nicholas||2003||Instructional Leadership in Guam's Public Elementary Schools|
|Janet||Littrell||1996||Integrating Knowledge and Action: A Study of Leadership in the Development of Masters Degree Programs in Liberal Studies|
|Mary||Jesko||2007||Integrating Total Disability and Absence Management In a Climate of Change: A Case Study|
|Melinda||Blade||1986||Interdisciplinary Research Methodology for Secondary Level Social Studies: A Teaching Unit Concerning the Holy Shroud of Turin|
|Elva||Mora||1997||Involving Latino Parents in the Middle-Level School: A Study of First Generation and Second Generation Mexican and Mexican American Parents|
|Charles||Algaier||2003||Job Satisfaction, Leadership Styles, and Teaching Practices among CNMI Public Elementary School Teachers|
|Barbara||Judy||1984||Kindergarten Admission Procedures in Independent Schools With Suggested Guidelines|
|Guadalupe||Corona||2010||Latina First Year Experience: Factors That Contribute To Persistence From The First To The Second Year In Higher Education|
|Shay||Sayre||1986||Leader Communication and Organizational Culture: A Field Study|
|Brian||Matthews||2004||Leaders' Influence on School Recruiting: A Case Study of an International School|
|Richard||Hendrickson||1989||Leadership and Culture|
|Anna||Newton||1988||Leadership and Development: A Study of Higher Education Academic Administrators|
|Julie||Ulloa-Heath||2003||Leadership Behaviors and Communication Satisfaction: Community Colleges in Micronesia|
|Henry||Tan||1991||Leadership Development at a Training Center in the Philippines|