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
Title
SusanJohnston1996The Experiences of Mid-Career Elementary TeachersMore detail
KevinFreiberg1987The Heart and Spirit of Transformation Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Herb Kelleher's Passion for Southwest AirlinesMore detail
DouglasPlayer1996The Identification of Behavioral Indicators of a Superintendent's Leadership Success: A Delphi StudyMore detail
LawrenceMattes1982The Identification of Spanish-Speaking Children With Speech and Language Handicaps: An Analysis of Current Assessment Practices in Speech and Language Therapy Programs With Proposed Assessment GuidelinesMore detail
RobinMcCoy2010The Impact Of A Simulation Based Leader Development Training Program On Transformational And Transactional Leadership BehaviorMore detail
PamelaPriest1992The Impact of an Integrated Study Skills Program on University of La Verne Adult Undergraduates at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Naval Air Station North IslandMore detail
JaniceMorris2009The Impact of Authentic Leadership and Ethical Organizational Culture on Auditor BehaviorMore detail
JudithRauner1995The Impact of Community Service Leadership on Student Development as Perceived by Student LeadersMore detail
JohnCarlow, II1990The Impact of Federal Regulation on Time to Equivalence and Compliance Within the Orthopedic Medical Device Industry More detail
ElizabethJones1990The Impact of Feeding Methods on Exclusion From Child Care for Infants Under Six Months of AgeMore detail
DanielBabigumira1990The Impact of Oppressive Military-Political Governments on School Effectiveness in Uganda - 1971 to 1986More detail
DianetteMitchell1992The Impact of the Accountability Movement on Principals in a Large Southern California School DistrictMore detail
MarilynSkordas1988The Impact of the Father/Daughter Relationship on Women in Educational Administrative Leadership PositionsMore detail
NievesFlores2002The Implementation of the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities on GuamMore detail
DebraCullinane1995The Influence of Control Theory and Reality Therapy on Educators: A Case StudyMore detail
MaryPowers1990The Influence of the Strategic Planning Process on a Nonprofit Board and a Public CommissionMore detail
EbrahimFouzan1987The Involvement of Parents of Educable Mentally Retarded in Their Children's Educational Programs in Saudi ArabiaMore detail
MaryScott1989The Labyrinth of Challenge to Change: An Analysis of Community College Leaders' Thinking Styles and Behavioral Practices in the Current EnvironmentMore detail
JenniferJeffries1994The Leadership of a Superintendent: Putting the California School Reform Movement to WorkMore detail
StephenWirkus1991The Leadership Process and Its Effects on Self-Managed Work Groups in American Manufacturing Companies More detail
RichardGalvan2011The Lived Experiences of 3rd Generation and Beyond U.S.-Born (3GAB-USB) Mexican Heritage College Students: Reality vs. Perception, Is There a Difference? A Qualitative Study.More detail
NancyRoyal1987The Long Term Consequences of Specific Language Disabilities: The Secondary School YearsMore detail
RichardStakelum2010The Lost-Boys PhenomenonMore detail
DavidFacer2012The Motivation Beliefs Inventory: Measuring Motivation Beliefs Using Four Motivation TheoriesMore detail
AudreyBarrett2008The Nonprofit Ethics Survey: A Contextual ApproachMore detail
AlysonCaouette1995The Phenomenon of Flow Among Classroom Teachers and the Implications for Leadership PracticeMore detail
KarenBerger1997The Political Behavior of California Community College Nursing Faculties in Response to Budget Cutbacks, 1982-87More detail
Bonnie Dowd2003The Relationship Between Decision-Making and Accountability: A Case Study of Two State Community College SystemsMore detail
YanpingWang2004The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Labour Disputes in British Columbiaês Public SchoolsMore detail
JamesDobbs2014The Relationship Between Perceived Toxic Leadership Styles, Leader Effectiveness, and Organizational CynicismMore detail
MarkRemy1999The Relationship of Principal Leadership Styles and School-Site Conditions to Stress Levels of Elementary School TeachersMore detail
ScottBergstrome2001The Relative Importance of Academic Achievement in Determining the Self-Esteem of Students in Rural British Columbia: An Empirical Study of Students in Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12More detail
StevenSmith2006The Reluctant Sorority: Stories of American Wives of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, 1965-1973 / Lessons in Exercising Leadership in the Absence of PowerMore detail
CharlesGirvin III2001The Role of a Middle School Assistant Principal in Establishing and Maintaining Positive School ClimateMore detail
CynthiaDavalos2014The Role of Chief Diversity Officers in Intstitutionalizing Diversity and Inclusion: A Multiple Case Study of Three Exemplar UniversitiesMore detail
DonnaAgan2001The Role of Education in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Patients: A Quantitative Study of the Factors That Influence the Self-Management of Chronic PainMore detail
DebraJohnson2010The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Nurse Practitioners: A Look at the Institutional Decision Calculus of a Health Sciences UniversityMore detail
DayanneIzmirian2008The Role of Residential Learning in the Faith and Spiritual Development of First Year College StudentsMore detail
Patrick Schwerdtfeger2005The Role of the Chief Instructional Officer Within the California Community CollegesMore detail
IngeEllefson1997The Role of the Principal When Parents Are Increasingly Involved in Decision MakingMore detail
IsabelRies1998The Role of the Site Facilitator in the New Directions in Distance Learning ProjectMore detail
BerthaPendleton1989The Schools of the Future Commission of San Diego City Schools: An Ethnographic StudyMore detail
VictoriaHalsey1996The Secondary School Assistant PrincipalMore detail
JamesKelly, Jr.1989The Transformation of a Corporate Culture in a Mature OrganizationMore detail
JudithGreen1984The Transition Process in Office Automation and Its Impact on Clerical Workers: A Case StudyMore detail
JosephGallen1987The Use of Computer-Assisted Instruction in a Biblical Studies Course: A Case StudyMore detail
SusanSargent1989The Utilization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act Funding Within the Disabled Student Programs and Services of the California Community CollegesMore detail
AntoniaSpadaro1997The Wrath of Ignorance: Schizophrenic Policies in Access to Health Care for Undocumented LatinasMore detail
KennethMarra2006They Who Persist: A Longitudinal Quantitative Case Study of a University Student CohortMore detail
StuartGrauer1989Think Globally, Act Locally: A Delphi Study of Educational Leadership Through the Development of International Resources in the Local CommunityMore detail
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