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|
|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|
|Gail||Prentiss||1983||A Study of the Organizational Effectiveness of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges|
|George||Cameron||1984||The Effects of Clinical and Traditional Supervision Methods on the Satisfaction Levels of Higher and Lower-Order Need Teachers|
|Barbara||Judy||1984||Kindergarten Admission Procedures in Independent Schools With Suggested Guidelines|
|Judith||Green||1984||The Transition Process in Office Automation and Its Impact on Clerical Workers: A Case Study|
|Thomas||Cosgrove||1984||The Effects of Participation in a Student Development Mentoring-Transcript Program on Freshman University Students|
|Rachel||Mathews||1984||Attitudes of Teachers and Administrators Towards the Handicapped in Malaysia and Implications for Teacher Training and Program Development|
|MarÍa||Valle||1984||Public Education in Baja California in Tijuanaês First School|
|Sharalee||Jorgensen||1985||Mira Costa College: The First Fifty Years|
|Patricia||Parlin||1985||Attitudes of Principals Toward Written Composition Research and Instructional Leadership Practices Associated With Effective Writing Practices|
|Karen||Clark||1986||A Comparative Study of the Attitude and Knowledge of Suicide Between High School Students and High School Teachers|
|Barbara||LeWinter||1986||A Study of the Influence of Logo on Locus of Control, Attitudes Toward Mathematics, and Problem-Solving Ability in Children in Grades 4, 5, 6|
|Teresa||McNeil||1986||A History of Catholic School Education in San Diego County, California, From 1850-1936|
|Melinda||Blade||1986||Interdisciplinary Research Methodology for Secondary Level Social Studies: A Teaching Unit Concerning the Holy Shroud of Turin|
|Shay||Sayre||1986||Leader Communication and Organizational Culture: A Field Study|
|David||Tiedmann||1986||Media Services in Higher Education: A Delphi Study for the 1990's|
|William||Shine||1986||A Study of Retention and Leadership: A Process Model of Turnover|
|John||Pejza||1987||An Investigation of Strong Religious Cultures in Selected Catholic Secondary Schools|
|Rosemary||Goodyear||1987||A Descriptive Correlational Study of the Decision-Making Patterns of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care|
|Alex||Kodiath||1987||A Study of the Commonalties and Differences of Male and Female Spiritual Leaders|
|John||Hanes||1987||Executive Effectiveness Profile: Instrument Development and Validation|
|Joseph||Gallen||1987||The Use of Computer-Assisted Instruction in a Biblical Studies Course: A Case Study|
|Kevin||Freiberg||1987||The Heart and Spirit of Transformation Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Herb Kelleher's Passion for Southwest Airlines|
|Madeline||Keri||1987||Compulsory Interest Arbitration in Public Education: A Case Study|
|Nancy||Royal||1987||The Long Term Consequences of Specific Language Disabilities: The Secondary School Years|
|Anthony||Smith||1987||Shared Organizational Culture and Leader Communication: A Study of Correlation|
|Jeanne||Atherton||1987||An Analysis of Perceptual Differences and Congruities Between California Community College Chancellors and Presidents in Multi-College Districts Regarding the Decision Making Role of the Presidents|
|Florence||Johnson||1987||An Analysis of State Aid to Non-Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in the 50 States, 1970-1984|
|Paula||Jenner||1987||Factors Associated With Success of Resource Development Programs at California Community Colleges|
|Gloria||Bader||1987||Understanding Individual Political Behaviors in Organizations: Instrument Development and Validation|
|Suzanne||Fitch||1987||Adolescents With Learning & Behavior Handicaps as Behavior Modifiers|
|Lynette||Patton||1987||A Synthesis of Dissertation Research on Faculty-Role Stressors in Nursing Education|
|Miriam||Kaeser, O.S.F.||1987||A Study of Feminine Role Models Selected by Catholic Women|
|June||Scopinich||1987||A College Athletic Department - An Example of a High Performance System Existing in an Organized Anarchy Known as a University Higher Education Organization|
|Ebrahim||Fouzan||1987||The Involvement of Parents of Educable Mentally Retarded in Their Children's Educational Programs in Saudi Arabia|
|Marian||Warren||1987||Influences Affecting Career/Life Planning Aspirations as Perceived by Intellectually Gifted, Ethnically Diverse Adolescent Girls: A Case Study|
|Diane||McClure||1988||On Being a Truant: A Phenomenological Study of Students in a Comprehensive High School|
|Judith||Edwin||1988||Attributes of Undergraduates Majoring in Scientific and Technological Disciplines: Perseverance and Commitments|
|Lawrence||Sykoff||1988||The Emergence of the Middle School in Independent Education|
|Marilyn||Skordas||1988||The Impact of the Father/Daughter Relationship on Women in Educational Administrative Leadership Positions|
|Sherrill Lea||Amador||1988||An Analysis of Selected California Community College Chief Executive Officer's Perceptions of the District Governing Board Evaluation Policies and Practices|
|Anna||Newton||1988||Leadership and Development: A Study of Higher Education Academic Administrators|
|Paula||Kelly||1988||Accessing a Global Language: A Comparison of G-Telp and TOEFL Performance|
|Barbara||Broderick||1988||Naturalistic Inquiry: An Appropriate Method for Evaluating Customer Training - A Case Study of a Computer System Value-Added Reseller|
|Patricia||Harvard||1988||A Qualitative Analysis of Successful Management Behaviors of Black Female Administrators in Higher Education|
|Katherine||Waller||1988||Organizing for Change: An Assessment of Organization Development Activities of Training Consultants|
|Rita||King||1988||A Study of Shared Instructional Leadership by Mentor Teachers in Southern California|
|Lyle||Rangel||1988||The Effect of Cooperative Learning on the Spelling Skills, Self-Concept, and Locus of Control of Below Average Learners|
|Richard||Hendrickson||1989||Leadership and Culture|
|Noelia||Vela||1989||A Delphi Study of California Community College Counselors' Responsibilities and Competencies for the 1990's as Perceived by Chief Student Services Administrators|