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 here to view our student profiles or read on to learn more about our student and alumni outcomes.

Learning 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.

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
MikeDuoto2003Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction of Repatriated ManagersMore detail
GingerBlackmon2007Factors that Motivate or Discourage Movement into School Leadership Positions and the Implications for Recruitment Policy and PracticeMore detail
RebeccaWoolston2001Faculty Perceptions of Dean Transitions: Does Trust Matter? An Interpretive Case Study of Organizational Trust and Organizational CultureMore detail
RitaMarinoble1990Faith and Leadership: The Spiritual Journeys of Transformational LeadersMore detail
RobertPeacock2001First Nations Students: What Teachers Do That Makes Them SuccessfulMore detail
LindaBaker1989From Parent to Child: The Effects of a Home Learning Program on Attitudes and AchievementsMore detail
JohnMosby2009From Strain to Success: A Phenomenological Study of the Personal and Academic Pressures on African American Male Community College StudentsMore detail
LynnEldred2000From Warriors to Wingtips: The Leadership Transition of Retired Officers Into the Public SectorMore detail
MichaelKelley2013Gambling In San Diego County: A Case StudyMore detail
JohnDentico1999Games Leaders Play: Collaborative Leadership Development Through Simulations in Knowledge Based OrganizationsMore detail
GeraldBlanton2006Gender Influences in the Graduate Classroom: An Investigation of Female and Male Student PerceptionsMore detail
BrendaCampbell2002Genre Studies: Temporary Homogeneous Grouping to Improve Reading or Merely Another Form of Tracking?More detail
DianeBeach1999Giving Up and Giving In: Young Adolescentsê Dilemmas When Caring for a Grandparent With Alzheimerês DiseaseMore detail
JadeWinn2005Global Citizenship as a Function of Higher Education: The Demographic and Institutional Determinates in a Graduate Student PopulationMore detail
SusanPayment2003Goddesses in the Union: A Qualitative Study of Women in Leadership Positions in College and University Union SettingsMore detail
KacyHayes2012Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of A Mixed Cohort FormatMore detail
Mary AnnKaczmarski2003Heritage College: Partnership Leadership as Catalyst to a Multicultural Learning CommunityMore detail
T. C.Kao2005High School Principals' Values and Their Symbolic and Cultural Leadership Approaches to Character Education in ChinaMore detail
MaribelGuillermo2003Higher Education Administrators & Students With Disabilities: A Survey of Administrator Knowledge & Training NeedsMore detail
AdolfoGonzales1996Historical Case Study: San Diego and Tijuana Border Region Relationship With the San Diego Police Department 1957-1994More detail
JenniferPreimesberger2000Historical Perspective of the Implementation of Inclusive Education in Selected Schools in the Diocese of San DiegoMore detail
DerekNoether2005How Leaders use the Construct of Culture to Influence Change Resistance: A Study of a Planned Change Initiative in a Combined Government and Military OrganizationMore detail
KarenHorning2011How Professional Women Negotiate Work/Family Conflict: An Exploration of Work Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction and Partner SupportivenessMore detail
Jo Grant2005How School Counselors Gain Support to Implement Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling ProgramsMore detail
MaryJohnson2008How Spirituality Impacts Ethical LeadershipMore detail
MariaKlein1990Human Sexuality Programs in Catholic Secondary Schools in the 80'sMore detail
PatriciaSaraniero2007I Teach What I DO, I DO What I Teach: The Experiences and Impacts of Teaching Artists More detail
BrianMoffitt1998Identification of Core Multidisciplinary Competencies in an Integrated Public Health and Human Service SystemMore detail
GaryZomalt1997Implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Community Mental Health Center: Effect on MoraleMore detail
LoriWaite2004Implementing Student Learning Outcomes: The Link To Accreditation In California Community CollegesMore detail
JeffreyGlazer1994Implementing TQM in a College of BusinessMore detail
StephanieTarkington1989Improving Critical Thinking Skills Using Paideia Seminars in a Seventh Grade Literature CurriculumMore detail
JuliaBuchanan2010Indigenous Leadership: A Talking-Circle Dialogue With Cree LeadersMore detail
MarianWarren1987Influences Affecting Career/Life Planning Aspirations as Perceived by Intellectually Gifted, Ethnically Diverse Adolescent Girls: A Case StudyMore detail
WayneBorin2003Influential Factors Contributing to Exercise Compliance Following a Structured Lifestyle Change Program More detail
Evangeline San Nicholas2003Instructional Leadership in Guam's Public Elementary SchoolsMore detail
JanetLittrell1996Integrating Knowledge and Action: A Study of Leadership in the Development of Masters Degree Programs in Liberal StudiesMore detail
MaryJesko2007Integrating Total Disability and Absence Management In a Climate of Change: A Case StudyMore detail
MelindaBlade1986Interdisciplinary Research Methodology for Secondary Level Social Studies: A Teaching Unit Concerning the Holy Shroud of TurinMore detail
ElvaMora1997Involving Latino Parents in the Middle-Level School: A Study of First Generation and Second Generation Mexican and Mexican American ParentsMore detail
CharlesAlgaier2003Job Satisfaction, Leadership Styles, and Teaching Practices among CNMI Public Elementary School TeachersMore detail
BarbaraJudy1984Kindergarten Admission Procedures in Independent Schools With Suggested GuidelinesMore detail
GuadalupeCorona2010Latina First Year Experience: Factors That Contribute To Persistence From The First To The Second Year In Higher EducationMore detail
ShaySayre1986Leader Communication and Organizational Culture: A Field StudyMore detail
BrianMatthews2004Leaders' Influence on School Recruiting: A Case Study of an International SchoolMore detail
RichardHendrickson1989Leadership and CultureMore detail
AnnaNewton1988Leadership and Development: A Study of Higher Education Academic AdministratorsMore detail
JulieUlloa-Heath2003Leadership Behaviors and Communication Satisfaction: Community Colleges in MicronesiaMore detail
HenryTan1991Leadership Development at a Training Center in the PhilippinesMore detail
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