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|
|Susan||Johnston||1996||The Experiences of Mid-Career Elementary Teachers|
|Kevin||Freiberg||1987||The Heart and Spirit of Transformation Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Herb Kelleher's Passion for Southwest Airlines|
|Douglas||Player||1996||The Identification of Behavioral Indicators of a Superintendent's Leadership Success: A Delphi Study|
|Lawrence||Mattes||1982||The 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 Guidelines|
|Robin||McCoy||2010||The Impact Of A Simulation Based Leader Development Training Program On Transformational And Transactional Leadership Behavior|
|Pamela||Priest||1992||The Impact of an Integrated Study Skills Program on University of La Verne Adult Undergraduates at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Naval Air Station North Island|
|Janice||Morris||2009||The Impact of Authentic Leadership and Ethical Organizational Culture on Auditor Behavior|
|Judith||Rauner||1995||The Impact of Community Service Leadership on Student Development as Perceived by Student Leaders|
|John||Carlow, II||1990||The Impact of Federal Regulation on Time to Equivalence and Compliance Within the Orthopedic Medical Device Industry|
|Elizabeth||Jones||1990||The Impact of Feeding Methods on Exclusion From Child Care for Infants Under Six Months of Age|
|Daniel||Babigumira||1990||The Impact of Oppressive Military-Political Governments on School Effectiveness in Uganda - 1971 to 1986|
|Dianette||Mitchell||1992||The Impact of the Accountability Movement on Principals in a Large Southern California School District|
|Marilyn||Skordas||1988||The Impact of the Father/Daughter Relationship on Women in Educational Administrative Leadership Positions|
|Nieves||Flores||2002||The Implementation of the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities on Guam|
|Debra||Cullinane||1995||The Influence of Control Theory and Reality Therapy on Educators: A Case Study|
|Mary||Powers||1990||The Influence of the Strategic Planning Process on a Nonprofit Board and a Public Commission|
|Ebrahim||Fouzan||1987||The Involvement of Parents of Educable Mentally Retarded in Their Children's Educational Programs in Saudi Arabia|
|Mary||Scott||1989||The Labyrinth of Challenge to Change: An Analysis of Community College Leaders' Thinking Styles and Behavioral Practices in the Current Environment|
|Jennifer||Jeffries||1994||The Leadership of a Superintendent: Putting the California School Reform Movement to Work|
|Stephen||Wirkus||1991||The Leadership Process and Its Effects on Self-Managed Work Groups in American Manufacturing Companies|
|Richard||Galvan||2011||The 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.|
|Nancy||Royal||1987||The Long Term Consequences of Specific Language Disabilities: The Secondary School Years|
|Richard||Stakelum||2010||The Lost-Boys Phenomenon|
|David||Facer||2012||The Motivation Beliefs Inventory: Measuring Motivation Beliefs Using Four Motivation Theories|
|Audrey||Barrett||2008||The Nonprofit Ethics Survey: A Contextual Approach|
|Alyson||Caouette||1995||The Phenomenon of Flow Among Classroom Teachers and the Implications for Leadership Practice|
|Karen||Berger||1997||The Political Behavior of California Community College Nursing Faculties in Response to Budget Cutbacks, 1982-87|
|Bonnie||Dowd||2003||The Relationship Between Decision-Making and Accountability: A Case Study of Two State Community College Systems|
|Yanping||Wang||2004||The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Labour Disputes in British Columbiaês Public Schools|
|James||Dobbs||2014||The Relationship Between Perceived Toxic Leadership Styles, Leader Effectiveness, and Organizational Cynicism|
|Mark||Remy||1999||The Relationship of Principal Leadership Styles and School-Site Conditions to Stress Levels of Elementary School Teachers|
|Scott||Bergstrome||2001||The 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 12|
|Steven||Smith||2006||The Reluctant Sorority: Stories of American Wives of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, 1965-1973 / Lessons in Exercising Leadership in the Absence of Power|
|Charles||Girvin III||2001||The Role of a Middle School Assistant Principal in Establishing and Maintaining Positive School Climate|
|Cynthia||Davalos||2014||The Role of Chief Diversity Officers in Intstitutionalizing Diversity and Inclusion: A Multiple Case Study of Three Exemplar Universities|
|Donna||Agan||2001||The Role of Education in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Patients: A Quantitative Study of the Factors That Influence the Self-Management of Chronic Pain|
|Debra||Johnson||2010||The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Nurse Practitioners: A Look at the Institutional Decision Calculus of a Health Sciences University|
|Dayanne||Izmirian||2008||The Role of Residential Learning in the Faith and Spiritual Development of First Year College Students|
|Patrick||Schwerdtfeger||2005||The Role of the Chief Instructional Officer Within the California Community Colleges|
|Inge||Ellefson||1997||The Role of the Principal When Parents Are Increasingly Involved in Decision Making|
|Isabel||Ries||1998||The Role of the Site Facilitator in the New Directions in Distance Learning Project|
|Bertha||Pendleton||1989||The Schools of the Future Commission of San Diego City Schools: An Ethnographic Study|
|Victoria||Halsey||1996||The Secondary School Assistant Principal|
|James||Kelly, Jr.||1989||The Transformation of a Corporate Culture in a Mature Organization|
|Judith||Green||1984||The Transition Process in Office Automation and Its Impact on Clerical Workers: A Case Study|
|Joseph||Gallen||1987||The Use of Computer-Assisted Instruction in a Biblical Studies Course: A Case Study|
|Susan||Sargent||1989||The Utilization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act Funding Within the Disabled Student Programs and Services of the California Community Colleges|
|Antonia||Spadaro||1997||The Wrath of Ignorance: Schizophrenic Policies in Access to Health Care for Undocumented Latinas|
|Kenneth||Marra||2006||They Who Persist: A Longitudinal Quantitative Case Study of a University Student Cohort|
|Stuart||Grauer||1989||Think Globally, Act Locally: A Delphi Study of Educational Leadership Through the Development of International Resources in the Local Community|