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
DallasBoggs1990Literary Perceptions of LeadershipMore detail
Shelly Valdez2003Looking Forward, Looking Back, Looking Inward: Lessons From Vital Women Leaders in Old AgeMore detail
LezleeHaroun2003Making the Transition From the Field to the Classroom: The Experiences of Novice Health Care Instructors at Private Career CollegesMore detail
DeanLindquist1998Market Values In Education: A Case Study of Its Effect on the Principal's Model for School Governance in AlbertaMore detail
DavidTiedmann1986Media Services in Higher Education: A Delphi Study for the 1990'sMore detail
DebraWright1995Meeting Graduate Student Needs Through Alternative Programs: An Analysis of the Impact of Factors Related to Student ChoiceMore detail
JanetConant1992Memory Change and Cognitive Function Among the ElderlyMore detail
DeborahToups2006Mentoring of Special Education AdministratorsMore detail
SharaleeJorgensen1985Mira Costa College: The First Fifty YearsMore detail
LindaSiefert2002Modeling the Effects of Financial Aid on Student Enrollment Decisions: A Quantitative Case Study of a Private Catholic UniversityMore detail
RoslynWoodard2010More Power To You: Parental Experiences With The Public School Choice Option Provided By The No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001More detail
BarbaraBroderick1988Naturalistic Inquiry: An Appropriate Method for Evaluating Customer Training - A Case Study of a Computer System Value-Added ResellerMore detail
PhillipAngelini2009Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC): The Impact of NJROTC Participation on Naval Accession and RetentionMore detail
CherylGetz1998Observing the Spirit of Resilience: The Relationship Between Life Experiences and Success in Higher Education for African American StudentsMore detail
TerranceHammond2006Officers ' Use of Leadership Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course - A Replication StudyMore detail
PatrickTellei2005Omesubel A Ureor: Workforce Development in Palau From Pre-Contact to 1999More detail
DianeMcClure1988On Being a Truant: A Phenomenological Study of Students in a Comprehensive High SchoolMore detail
LaurieCoskey2000On the Edge of the Envelope - A Case Study of the Children's Initiative: An Inquiry Into Collaboration and Shared VisionMore detail
JoanMiszak1989Organizational Change in Action: A Qualitative Case Study of US Air's Acquisition of Pacific Southwest AirlinesMore detail
EdwardBowen2004Organizational Structure and the Creative ProcessMore detail
BarbaraGilliss1994Organizations of the Future: An Analysis of Current Literature and a New ModelMore detail
KatherineWaller1988Organizing for Change: An Assessment of Organization Development Activities of Training ConsultantsMore detail
LorenaMeza2011Parental Support of Latinos in Higher EducationMore detail
AndreMurphy2002Perception And Reality: An Empirical Assessment Of Navy Leadership Styles And Business Process Reengineering OutcomesMore detail
JohnJenkins2001Perceptions of International Students and University Personnel of Cultural Adjustment Problems at Two Private UniversitiesMore detail
PaigeHaber2011Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Definitional UnderstandingMore detail
Michelle SandersSantos2003Perceptions of Principal Effectiveness and Teacher Morale: A Study of Public Secondary School Teachers on GuamMore detail
KathleenGallagher2013Performance Assessment For Quality Teaching: Three Critical Variables For Measuring And Improving Teaching And Learning More detail
DavidNoyes2002Point Of Transition Service Integration Project: A Multiple-Case Study of a Systems Change InterventionMore detail
ElizabethRechebei2003Political Leadership Perceptions on the College of Micronesia System in the Federated States of MicronesiaMore detail
OpheliaMcDaniels1991Political Participation of Registered Nurses: A Correlational StudyMore detail
MadelineMeistrich2007Politics and the Glass Ceiling in American Law Enforcement: Why Not more Female Chiefs of Police?More detail
WhitneyMcIntyre Miller2010Postconflict Community Development in Sierra Leone: Western, Cultural, and National InfluencesMore detail
CynthiaMartinez2012Preparing Global Leaders: A Theoretical Model for Understanding the Development of Intercultural CompetencyMore detail
RonaldBrice1993Principals in Saskatchewan Rural Schools: Their Leadership Behaviors and School EffectivenessMore detail
WalterHeinecke2008Private and Public University Students' Perceptions of Cultural Adjustment Problems in Study Abroad ProgramsMore detail
KarenSkalbeck1991Profile of a Transformational Leader: A Sacred MissionMore detail
CandiceFrancis1990Profiles in Faculty Leadership: The Experience of 1985-86 California Community College Senate PresidentsMore detail
MarÍaValle1984Public Education in Baja California in Tijuanaês First SchoolMore detail
TriciaBertram Gallant2006Reconsidering Academic Dishonesty: A Critical Examination of a Complex Organizational ProblemMore detail
JudithKnapp1998Reflections of Reflections of Reflections: A Case Study of Women Educators' Callings to the High ArcticMore detail
NanMcDonald2001Reflective Practices: Collective Case Studies of Selected K-8 General Music Teachers in Peer Problem-Solving Discipline and Management Workshop SettingsMore detail
RonaldBaza2010Revitalization, Reinvigoration, and Motivation of Survivors in Changed, Restructured, and Downsized Organizations: A Study of Leadership Challenges in Local GovernmentMore detail
MinaretaThompson2004Roles and Responsibilities of Chiefs in the Council of Chiefs Within a Village in American SamoaMore detail
ElisaCarlson1997Romanticizing Leadership: A Historical & Cultural CritiqueMore detail
PatriciaOttow Keen2008Roots of Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary EducationMore detail
MaryMartel1996School Reform: Leadership Through Shared Decision MakingMore detail
RobertWilson2001School-Based Management in Alberta: Perceptions of Public School Leaders 1994-1997More detail
KathrynSkube1995Self-Esteem: A Descriptive Study of Students of San Diego Unified School District at Grades 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 Related to Components of Self EsteemMore detail
EdwinDeas1998Shared Governance in the British Columbia Post-Secondary Education System: The Boards' Role in Decision-MakingMore detail
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