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
JudithWon Pat2005To Be Or Not To Be: Status of Guam's Middle SchoolsMore detail
RichardBrydges1998Total Quality Management - Bridging Theory to PracticeMore detail
JimmieEllis2004Total Resource Sharing Among Collegiate Public Libraries in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Narrative Case StudyMore detail
DanielTillapaugh2012Toward an Integrated Self: Making Meaning of the Multiple Identities of Gay Men in CollegeMore detail
VirgilLorenzo1998Toward Cooperative Ethics: A Ricoeurian Reading of the Educational Aims of Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, Founder of the Mondragon CooperativesMore detail
JanShields1999Towards a New Theory of Personal Teaching Efficacy: The Development and Testing of a New Model and Scale Using Teachers and Student Teachers Participating in a Reflective Practitioner Model PracticumMore detail
PiedadGarcia1998Transborder Economic Development: A Collaborative Partnership in the San Diego-Tijuana RegionMore detail
JonDavies1994Transforming Leadership in the California Literature Project: Ethnographic Narrative as True FictionMore detail
HowardTwomey2004Two Perspectives on the Effectiveness of an Entry-Level Community Rehabilitation Training Program: A Comparison of Student and Supervisorial PerceptionsMore detail
DavidSilver2010Understanding Charter School Governance: A Case Study of a Conversion Charter School Board of DirectorsMore detail
GloriaBader1987Understanding Individual Political Behaviors in Organizations: Instrument Development and ValidationMore detail
AndreaMcMullen2014Understanding the Development of Global Leadership Competencies: A Case Study in the Bioscience IndustryMore detail
TerryDearstone1989Using a Cultural Change Intervention to Improve Organizational Effectiveness: An Evaluative Case Study 1989More detail
EliazerAyala-Austin2007Validating the Experiences of Male Mexican American Community College Transfer Students Studying at Catholic UniversitiesMore detail
RonGermaine2001Values Education Influence on Elementary Students' Self-EsteemMore detail
CynthiaCamberg1992Valuing a Culturally Diverse Work Force: An Examination of Intended Changes and Successes as Perceived by Upper and Middle Management, Supervisors, and Line Staff in a Health Care OrganizationMore detail
EdwinBasilio2002Veteran Teacher Perceptions of the Grossmont Model of Peer Assistance and Review (PAR). Is It a Viable Alternative to Traditional Teacher Evaluation?More detail
RobertFink1990Vision: An Essential Component of Transforming LeadershipMore detail
JaimeRomo1998Voices Against Discrimination and Exclusion: Latino School Leaders' Narratives for ChangeMore detail
JanSecrist1996Voices of Midlife Tomboys: A Narrative StudyMore detail
LindseyMcDougle2011Voluntary Sector Rich and Voluntary Sector Poor Communities: What Difference Does the Distinction Really Make?More detail
EllaSloan2003W.E.B. Dubois's \Talented Tenth\: A Pioneering Conception of Transformational Leadership"\""\"""""More detail
NathanielDunigan2014We Are Not Mahogany: An Exploration of the Social Construction of Masculinity in Ugandan Meaning-MakingMore detail
JeffreyBolster2011What Do They Say? Students from a Private, Faith-based, Four Year University Share Their Perspectives on College as a Mentoring EnvironmentMore detail
JeffreyCarlstead2004What Effect Does the Hampton Inn 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee Have on Customer Loyalty?More detail
RaymondRoll2007Wherry Revisited: An Empirical Examination of the Nonperformance Factors that Influence Variation in a Performance RatingMore detail
DavidHerrera2004Why Participate? Finding Meaning by Partaking in Decisions affecting Us, Our Work and Our LivesMore detail
LorriSulpizio2010Women and Authority: Transitioning Into A Role Of Assigned Authority As A Graduate Teaching Assistant in A Leadership ClassMore detail
StevenRobbins1995Women and Men in Collaborative Working Partnerships: Connecting Two Disparate Modes of ExperienceMore detail
JacquelineFitzpatrick1996Women Mentoring Women: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
PressleyRankin IV2013Work/Life Boundary Management In An Integrative Environment: A Study Of Residence Life Professionals Who Live At Their Place Of WorkMore detail
AlanaNicastro2004Wresting and Arresting Sense In Academe: The Complicated Discursive Structures of Female Assistant ProfessorsMore detail
HelenEckmann2003\You Are With Someone Who is a Fighter"\"": Constructing a Model of Personal Transformation That Can Occur in Surviving Breast Cancer\"""""More detail
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