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
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
JulieCantillon2014Services for Parentally Placed Catholic School Students Under IDEA 2004More detail
EdwinDeas1998Shared Governance in the British Columbia Post-Secondary Education System: The Boards' Role in Decision-MakingMore detail
AnthonySmith1987Shared Organizational Culture and Leader Communication: A Study of CorrelationMore detail
MaryShea2006So You Think It's Inclusion... Think Again: A Quantitative Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions in Community Youth OrganizationsMore detail
RobertGailey2010Social 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 WomenMore detail
DanaWalling1994Spirituality and LeadershipMore detail
MaryLindsay1999Story as a Means to Distributed Cognition in Dispute MediationMore detail
JuanitaSantos Nacu1998Storytelling in Project Heart to Heart: A Means to Bridge Generational Gap in Post 1965 Filipino Immigrant FamiliesMore detail
DevadhasanMasilamony2010Strategic Planning: Contextual Factors That Facilitated and/or Challenged the Implementation of Strategic Planning in Two Nonprofit OrganizationsMore detail
JessicaLuchesi2014Study Abroad as a Multifaceted Approach to Supporting College Sophmores: Creating Optimal Environments to Promote Holistic Student Development and Global LearningMore detail
DavidLubofsky2002Supervisor Leadership Style and Counselors Burnout: A Comparative Study of High School Counselors and Rehabilitation CounselorsMore detail
KimberlyHogelucht2011Tapping the Hidden Job Market Through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of StudentsMore detail
HalynaKornuta2001Teacher Portfolios in the Supervision Process: A Journey of DiscoveryMore detail
CatrionaMoran2007Teachers' Perceptions of a 360-degree Feedback ProcessMore detail
LeonaMakokis2001Teachings From Cree Elders: A Grounded Theory Study of Indigenous LeadershipMore detail
NorinaFinley1998Team Mind: A Case Study of Collective Synergism, Team Development, and Decision Making Under Time ConstraintsMore detail
MaryPadulo2001The Balancing Act: Work Environment Issues for Women With Children in Student AffairsMore detail
CaraMiller2012The Classroom as a Community of InquiryMore detail
JodiCoffman1999The Community College Coach: Leadership Practices and Athlete SatisfactionMore detail
ClaudiaChavez McKay 2010The Contributions of the UnwantedMore detail
JanetJones2005The Courage to Change: Striving for Magnet Hospital RecognitionMore detail
JuanitaBrowne2004The Creation and Development of an Afrocentric Christian College: Imani Kuumba College and Graduate SchoolMore detail
RobertSiciliani1998The Development of an Instrument to Identify Differing Views of Leadership Within OrganizationsMore detail
E.Hett1991The Development of an Instrument to Measure Global-MindednessMore detail
Amy Fraher2002The Development of the Tavistock and Tavistock -Inspired Group Relations Movement in Great Britain and the United States: A Comparative and Historical PerspectiveMore detail
TeresaSpoulos2006The Dilemma of Disclosure for College Students with Attention Deficit DisorderMore detail
JamesHarrington1989The Effect of Art Education on Self-Concept of Disabled Adult Students in a Community College SettingMore detail
LyleRangel1988The Effect of Cooperative Learning on the Spelling Skills, Self-Concept, and Locus of Control of Below Average LearnersMore detail
CharlesFriedrichs2001The Effect of Professional Growth Opportunities as Determined by California Public High School Instrumental Music TeachersMore detail
LeslieCaspi1994The Effect of Reading and Discussing Literature With Strong Women Characters on Sixth Grade Studentsê Sex Stereotype and Occupational AttitudesMore detail
PatriciaMoore1990The Effect of Science Inservice Programs on the Self Efficacy Belief of Elementary School TeachersMore detail
KathleenKrohne1992The Effect of Sexual Harassment on Female Naval Officers: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
GeorgeCameron1984The Effects of Clinical and Traditional Supervision Methods on the Satisfaction Levels of Higher and Lower-Order Need TeachersMore detail
ThomasCosgrove1984The Effects of Participation in a Student Development Mentoring-Transcript Program on Freshman University StudentsMore detail
NianZhu2001The Effects of Teachers' Flow Experiences on the Cognitive Engagement of StudentsMore detail
LawrenceSykoff1988The Emergence of the Middle School in Independent EducationMore detail
JamesAnderson2011The Experiences of Expatriate Teachers in International Schools: Five Ethnographic Case StudiesMore detail
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