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|
|Robert||Clark||2003||Leadership Development: Continuous Improvement Through Character Assessment|
|Lori||Sipe||2013||Leadership For Innovation In The Memories Business: A Mixed Methods Study Of A Hospitality And Tourism Marketplace|
|Marcia||Venegas-Garcia||2011||Leadership for Social Change: Learning from Latina/Chicana Activist Educators|
|Pablo||Mendoza||1997||Leadership From the Perspectives of Filipino-Americans: A Delphi Study|
|Lois||Knowlton||1992||Leadership in a Different Voice: An Ethnographic Study of a Latina Chief Executive Officer in a California Community College|
|Peter||Bray||1994||Leadership in a Quality School|
|Helen||Bishop||1992||Leadership in Policy Issue Networks: The New Community College of Baltimore|
|Theresa||Peterson||1993||Leadership Relationships and the Superintendency|
|Paulette||Hopkins||1999||Leadership Responses to Change in 21st Century California State University Physical Education/Kinesiology Departments|
|Alan||Nelson||1994||Leadership Training of Ministerial Students in Evangelical Institutions of Higher Education|
|R.||Israel||1995||Leadership: Personal Narratives of Practitioners|
|Louise||Stanger||1999||Lifting the Veil off Widowhood: Portraits of Transformation|
|Douglas||Fenner||2005||Linking Succession Planning to Employee Training: A Study of Federal Employees|
|Dallas||Boggs||1990||Literary Perceptions of Leadership|
|Shelly||Valdez||2003||Looking Forward, Looking Back, Looking Inward: Lessons From Vital Women Leaders in Old Age|
|Lezlee||Haroun||2003||Making the Transition From the Field to the Classroom: The Experiences of Novice Health Care Instructors at Private Career Colleges|
|Dean||Lindquist||1998||Market Values In Education: A Case Study of Its Effect on the Principal's Model for School Governance in Alberta|
|David||Tiedmann||1986||Media Services in Higher Education: A Delphi Study for the 1990's|
|Debra||Wright||1995||Meeting Graduate Student Needs Through Alternative Programs: An Analysis of the Impact of Factors Related to Student Choice|
|Janet||Conant||1992||Memory Change and Cognitive Function Among the Elderly|
|Deborah||Toups||2006||Mentoring of Special Education Administrators|
|Sharalee||Jorgensen||1985||Mira Costa College: The First Fifty Years|
|Linda||Siefert||2002||Modeling the Effects of Financial Aid on Student Enrollment Decisions: A Quantitative Case Study of a Private Catholic University|
|Roslyn||Woodard||2010||More Power To You: Parental Experiences With The Public School Choice Option Provided By The No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001|
|Barbara||Broderick||1988||Naturalistic Inquiry: An Appropriate Method for Evaluating Customer Training - A Case Study of a Computer System Value-Added Reseller|
|Phillip||Angelini||2009||Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC): The Impact of NJROTC Participation on Naval Accession and Retention|
|Cheryl||Getz||1998||Observing the Spirit of Resilience: The Relationship Between Life Experiences and Success in Higher Education for African American Students|
|Terrance||Hammond||2006||Officers ' Use of Leadership Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course - A Replication Study|
|Patrick||Tellei||2005||Omesubel A Ureor: Workforce Development in Palau From Pre-Contact to 1999|
|Diane||McClure||1988||On Being a Truant: A Phenomenological Study of Students in a Comprehensive High School|
|Laurie||Coskey||2000||On the Edge of the Envelope - A Case Study of the Children's Initiative: An Inquiry Into Collaboration and Shared Vision|
|Joan||Miszak||1989||Organizational Change in Action: A Qualitative Case Study of US Air's Acquisition of Pacific Southwest Airlines|
|Edward||Bowen||2004||Organizational Structure and the Creative Process|
|Barbara||Gilliss||1994||Organizations of the Future: An Analysis of Current Literature and a New Model|
|Katherine||Waller||1988||Organizing for Change: An Assessment of Organization Development Activities of Training Consultants|
|Julie||Cramer||2014||Parent Voice or School Choice? "Parent Trigger" Legislation in the United States|
|Lorena||Meza||2011||Parental Support of Latinos in Higher Education|
|Andre||Murphy||2002||Perception And Reality: An Empirical Assessment Of Navy Leadership Styles And Business Process Reengineering Outcomes|
|John||Jenkins||2001||Perceptions of International Students and University Personnel of Cultural Adjustment Problems at Two Private Universities|
|Paige||Haber||2011||Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Definitional Understanding|
|Michelle Sanders||Santos||2003||Perceptions of Principal Effectiveness and Teacher Morale: A Study of Public Secondary School Teachers on Guam|
|Kathleen||Gallagher||2013||Performance Assessment For Quality Teaching: Three Critical Variables For Measuring And Improving Teaching And Learning|
|David||Noyes||2002||Point Of Transition Service Integration Project: A Multiple-Case Study of a Systems Change Intervention|
|Elizabeth||Rechebei||2003||Political Leadership Perceptions on the College of Micronesia System in the Federated States of Micronesia|
|Ophelia||McDaniels||1991||Political Participation of Registered Nurses: A Correlational Study|
|Madeline||Meistrich||2007||Politics and the Glass Ceiling in American Law Enforcement: Why Not more Female Chiefs of Police?|
|Whitney||McIntyre Miller||2010||Postconflict Community Development in Sierra Leone: Western, Cultural, and National Influences|
|Cynthia||Martinez||2012||Preparing Global Leaders: A Theoretical Model for Understanding the Development of Intercultural Competency|
|Ronald||Brice||1993||Principals in Saskatchewan Rural Schools: Their Leadership Behaviors and School Effectiveness|
|Walter||Heinecke||2008||Private and Public University Students' Perceptions of Cultural Adjustment Problems in Study Abroad Programs|