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|
|Judith||Won Pat||2005||To Be Or Not To Be: Status of Guam's Middle Schools|
|Richard||Brydges||1998||Total Quality Management - Bridging Theory to Practice|
|Jimmie||Ellis||2004||Total Resource Sharing Among Collegiate Public Libraries in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Narrative Case Study|
|Daniel||Tillapaugh||2012||Toward an Integrated Self: Making Meaning of the Multiple Identities of Gay Men in College|
|Virgil||Lorenzo||1998||Toward Cooperative Ethics: A Ricoeurian Reading of the Educational Aims of Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, Founder of the Mondragon Cooperatives|
|Jan||Shields||1999||Towards 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 Practicum|
|Piedad||Garcia||1998||Transborder Economic Development: A Collaborative Partnership in the San Diego-Tijuana Region|
|Jon||Davies||1994||Transforming Leadership in the California Literature Project: Ethnographic Narrative as True Fiction|
|Howard||Twomey||2004||Two Perspectives on the Effectiveness of an Entry-Level Community Rehabilitation Training Program: A Comparison of Student and Supervisorial Perceptions|
|David||Silver||2010||Understanding Charter School Governance: A Case Study of a Conversion Charter School Board of Directors|
|Gloria||Bader||1987||Understanding Individual Political Behaviors in Organizations: Instrument Development and Validation|
|Andrea||McMullen||2014||Understanding the Development of Global Leadership Competencies: A Case Study in the Bioscience Industry|
|Terry||Dearstone||1989||Using a Cultural Change Intervention to Improve Organizational Effectiveness: An Evaluative Case Study 1989|
|Eliazer||Ayala-Austin||2007||Validating the Experiences of Male Mexican American Community College Transfer Students Studying at Catholic Universities|
|Ron||Germaine||2001||Values Education Influence on Elementary Students' Self-Esteem|
|Cynthia||Camberg||1992||Valuing 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 Organization|
|Edwin||Basilio||2002||Veteran Teacher Perceptions of the Grossmont Model of Peer Assistance and Review (PAR). Is It a Viable Alternative to Traditional Teacher Evaluation?|
|Robert||Fink||1990||Vision: An Essential Component of Transforming Leadership|
|Jaime||Romo||1998||Voices Against Discrimination and Exclusion: Latino School Leaders' Narratives for Change|
|Jan||Secrist||1996||Voices of Midlife Tomboys: A Narrative Study|
|Lindsey||McDougle||2011||Voluntary Sector Rich and Voluntary Sector Poor Communities: What Difference Does the Distinction Really Make?|
|Ella||Sloan||2003||W.E.B. Dubois's \Talented Tenth\: A Pioneering Conception of Transformational Leadership"\""\"""""|
|Nathaniel||Dunigan||2014||We Are Not Mahogany: An Exploration of the Social Construction of Masculinity in Ugandan Meaning-Making|
|Jeffrey||Bolster||2011||What Do They Say? Students from a Private, Faith-based, Four Year University Share Their Perspectives on College as a Mentoring Environment|
|Jeffrey||Carlstead||2004||What Effect Does the Hampton Inn 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee Have on Customer Loyalty?|
|Raymond||Roll||2007||Wherry Revisited: An Empirical Examination of the Nonperformance Factors that Influence Variation in a Performance Rating|
|David||Herrera||2004||Why Participate? Finding Meaning by Partaking in Decisions affecting Us, Our Work and Our Lives|
|Lorri||Sulpizio||2010||Women and Authority: Transitioning Into A Role Of Assigned Authority As A Graduate Teaching Assistant in A Leadership Class|
|Steven||Robbins||1995||Women and Men in Collaborative Working Partnerships: Connecting Two Disparate Modes of Experience|
|Jacqueline||Fitzpatrick||1996||Women Mentoring Women: A Phenomenological Study|
|Pressley||Rankin IV||2013||Work/Life Boundary Management In An Integrative Environment: A Study Of Residence Life Professionals Who Live At Their Place Of Work|
|Alana||Nicastro||2004||Wresting and Arresting Sense In Academe: The Complicated Discursive Structures of Female Assistant Professors|
|Helen||Eckmann||2003||\You Are With Someone Who is a Fighter"\"": Constructing a Model of Personal Transformation That Can Occur in Surviving Breast Cancer\"""""|