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|
|Karen||Skalbeck||1991||Profile of a Transformational Leader: A Sacred Mission|
|Candice||Francis||1990||Profiles in Faculty Leadership: The Experience of 1985-86 California Community College Senate Presidents|
|MarÍa||Valle||1984||Public Education in Baja California in Tijuanaês First School|
|Tricia||Bertram Gallant||2006||Reconsidering Academic Dishonesty: A Critical Examination of a Complex Organizational Problem|
|Judith||Knapp||1998||Reflections of Reflections of Reflections: A Case Study of Women Educators' Callings to the High Arctic|
|Nan||McDonald||2001||Reflective Practices: Collective Case Studies of Selected K-8 General Music Teachers in Peer Problem-Solving Discipline and Management Workshop Settings|
|Ronald||Baza||2010||Revitalization, Reinvigoration, and Motivation of Survivors in Changed, Restructured, and Downsized Organizations: A Study of Leadership Challenges in Local Government|
|Minareta||Thompson||2004||Roles and Responsibilities of Chiefs in the Council of Chiefs Within a Village in American Samoa|
|Elisa||Carlson||1997||Romanticizing Leadership: A Historical & Cultural Critique|
|Patricia||Ottow Keen||2008||Roots of Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Education|
|Mary||Martel||1996||School Reform: Leadership Through Shared Decision Making|
|Robert||Wilson||2001||School-Based Management in Alberta: Perceptions of Public School Leaders 1994-1997|
|Kathryn||Skube||1995||Self-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 Esteem|
|Julie||Cantillon||2014||Services for Parentally Placed Catholic School Students Under IDEA 2004|
|Edwin||Deas||1998||Shared Governance in the British Columbia Post-Secondary Education System: The Boards' Role in Decision-Making|
|Anthony||Smith||1987||Shared Organizational Culture and Leader Communication: A Study of Correlation|
|Mary||Shea||2006||So You Think It's Inclusion... Think Again: A Quantitative Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions in Community Youth Organizations|
|Robert||Gailey||2010||Social Capital and Economic Empowerment: A Longtitudinal Analysis Of The Relationship Between Changes In the Value of Accumuluated Assets And Measures Of Social Capital Among Rural South African Women|
|Dana||Walling||1994||Spirituality and Leadership|
|Mary||Lindsay||1999||Story as a Means to Distributed Cognition in Dispute Mediation|
|Juanita||Santos Nacu||1998||Storytelling in Project Heart to Heart: A Means to Bridge Generational Gap in Post 1965 Filipino Immigrant Families|
|Devadhasan||Masilamony||2010||Strategic Planning: Contextual Factors That Facilitated and/or Challenged the Implementation of Strategic Planning in Two Nonprofit Organizations|
|Jessica||Luchesi||2014||Study Abroad as a Multifaceted Approach to Supporting College Sophmores: Creating Optimal Environments to Promote Holistic Student Development and Global Learning|
|David||Lubofsky||2002||Supervisor Leadership Style and Counselors Burnout: A Comparative Study of High School Counselors and Rehabilitation Counselors|
|Kimberly||Hogelucht||2011||Tapping the Hidden Job Market Through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of Students|
|Halyna||Kornuta||2001||Teacher Portfolios in the Supervision Process: A Journey of Discovery|
|Catriona||Moran||2007||Teachers' Perceptions of a 360-degree Feedback Process|
|Leona||Makokis||2001||Teachings From Cree Elders: A Grounded Theory Study of Indigenous Leadership|
|Norina||Finley||1998||Team Mind: A Case Study of Collective Synergism, Team Development, and Decision Making Under Time Constraints|
|Mary||Padulo||2001||The Balancing Act: Work Environment Issues for Women With Children in Student Affairs|
|Cara||Miller||2012||The Classroom as a Community of Inquiry|
|Jodi||Coffman||1999||The Community College Coach: Leadership Practices and Athlete Satisfaction|
|Claudia||Chavez McKay||2010||The Contributions of the Unwanted|
|Janet||Jones||2005||The Courage to Change: Striving for Magnet Hospital Recognition|
|Juanita||Browne||2004||The Creation and Development of an Afrocentric Christian College: Imani Kuumba College and Graduate School|
|Robert||Siciliani||1998||The Development of an Instrument to Identify Differing Views of Leadership Within Organizations|
|E.||Hett||1991||The Development of an Instrument to Measure Global-Mindedness|
|Amy||Fraher||2002||The Development of the Tavistock and Tavistock -Inspired Group Relations Movement in Great Britain and the United States: A Comparative and Historical Perspective|
|Teresa||Spoulos||2006||The Dilemma of Disclosure for College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder|
|James||Harrington||1989||The Effect of Art Education on Self-Concept of Disabled Adult Students in a Community College Setting|
|Lyle||Rangel||1988||The Effect of Cooperative Learning on the Spelling Skills, Self-Concept, and Locus of Control of Below Average Learners|
|Charles||Friedrichs||2001||The Effect of Professional Growth Opportunities as Determined by California Public High School Instrumental Music Teachers|
|Leslie||Caspi||1994||The Effect of Reading and Discussing Literature With Strong Women Characters on Sixth Grade Studentsê Sex Stereotype and Occupational Attitudes|
|Patricia||Moore||1990||The Effect of Science Inservice Programs on the Self Efficacy Belief of Elementary School Teachers|
|Kathleen||Krohne||1992||The Effect of Sexual Harassment on Female Naval Officers: A Phenomenological Study|
|George||Cameron||1984||The Effects of Clinical and Traditional Supervision Methods on the Satisfaction Levels of Higher and Lower-Order Need Teachers|
|Thomas||Cosgrove||1984||The Effects of Participation in a Student Development Mentoring-Transcript Program on Freshman University Students|
|Nian||Zhu||2001||The Effects of Teachers' Flow Experiences on the Cognitive Engagement of Students|
|Lawrence||Sykoff||1988||The Emergence of the Middle School in Independent Education|
|James||Anderson||2011||The Experiences of Expatriate Teachers in International Schools: Five Ethnographic Case Studies|