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||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|
|Linda||Baker||1989||From Parent to Child: The Effects of a Home Learning Program on Attitudes and Achievements|
|Bertha||Pendleton||1989||The Schools of the Future Commission of San Diego City Schools: An Ethnographic Study|
|Terry||Dearstone||1989||Using a Cultural Change Intervention to Improve Organizational Effectiveness: An Evaluative Case Study 1989|
|Stephanie||Tarkington||1989||Improving Critical Thinking Skills Using Paideia Seminars in a Seventh Grade Literature Curriculum|
|Stuart||Grauer||1989||Think Globally, Act Locally: A Delphi Study of Educational Leadership Through the Development of International Resources in the Local Community|
|Joan||Miszak||1989||Organizational Change in Action: A Qualitative Case Study of US Air's Acquisition of Pacific Southwest Airlines|
|Beatriz||Villarreal||1989||An Analysis of the Special Education Services for Children and Youth in Costa Rica|
|Ronald||Williams||1989||A Study of the Impact of a Quality Circle on a Public Secondary School in Southern California|
|James||Kelly, Jr.||1989||The Transformation of a Corporate Culture in a Mature Organization|
|Mary||Scott||1989||The Labyrinth of Challenge to Change: An Analysis of Community College Leaders' Thinking Styles and Behavioral Practices in the Current Environment|
|James||Harrington||1989||The Effect of Art Education on Self-Concept of Disabled Adult Students in a Community College Setting|
|Rita||Marinoble||1990||Faith and Leadership: The Spiritual Journeys of Transformational Leaders|
|Elizabeth||Jones||1990||The Impact of Feeding Methods on Exclusion From Child Care for Infants Under Six Months of Age|
|Judith||Strattan||1990||Directions for Leadership of the Association of California Community College Administrators in the 1990's|
|James||Ford||1990||Education for Christian Leadership|
|Nan||Haugen||1990||A History of Women's Intercollege Athletics in San Diego County Community College From 1955-1972|
|Candice||Francis||1990||Profiles in Faculty Leadership: The Experience of 1985-86 California Community College Senate Presidents|
|Elisabeth||Hamel||1990||An Interpretive Study of the Professional Socialization of Neophyte Nurses into the Nursing Subculture|
|Sandra||Singleton||1990||California Pioneers in Speech Pathology: 1915 Through 1951 Looking Back for the Future|
|Robert||Fink||1990||Vision: An Essential Component of Transforming Leadership|
|Janet||Chrispeels||1990||A Study of Factors Contributing to Achieving and Sustaining Effectiveness in Elementary Schools|
|Dallas||Boggs||1990||Literary Perceptions of Leadership|
|James||Zoll||1990||A Learning Center Assessment Tool for the Assessment of Academic Services of a Private Learning Center|
|Sally||Zoll||1990||An Evaluation Instrument for the Selection of an Integrated Learning System|
|Patricia||Moore||1990||The Effect of Science Inservice Programs on the Self Efficacy Belief of Elementary School Teachers|
|Ruth||Beagles||1990||Case Studies of First-Year Elementary Teachers on St. Croix: To Develop a Model for Teacher Leadership|
|John||Carlow, II||1990||The Impact of Federal Regulation on Time to Equivalence and Compliance Within the Orthopedic Medical Device Industry|
|Richard||Barker||1990||A Study of Planned Organizational Change at General Dynamics|
|Maria||Klein||1990||Human Sexuality Programs in Catholic Secondary Schools in the 80's|
|Mary||Powers||1990||The Influence of the Strategic Planning Process on a Nonprofit Board and a Public Commission|
|Daniel||Babigumira||1990||The Impact of Oppressive Military-Political Governments on School Effectiveness in Uganda - 1971 to 1986|
|Kathleen||Allen||1990||Diverse Voices of Leadership: Different Rhythms and Emerging Harmonies|
|Sally||Bottroff-Hawes||1991||An Investigation of Preferential Learning Strategies, Modality Preferences, and Academic Performance Among Eighth Grade Students|
|Carolyn||Salerno||1991||A Study of the Differences Between Classrooms Using a Meaning-Centered Approach and a Code-Centered Approach in the First Year Implementation of the California English-Language Arts Framework|
|Stephen||Wirkus||1991||The Leadership Process and Its Effects on Self-Managed Work Groups in American Manufacturing Companies|
|Karen||Skalbeck||1991||Profile of a Transformational Leader: A Sacred Mission|
|Earl||Connell||1991||An Exploration of the Determinants of Attitude Toward Computers in Middle School Students|
|Ophelia||McDaniels||1991||Political Participation of Registered Nurses: A Correlational Study|
|Joseph||Mattox||1991||An Evaluation of the Program of Theological Education by Extension at the Center for Christian Studies in Northwest Mexico|
|E.||Hett||1991||The Development of an Instrument to Measure Global-Mindedness|
|Adriana||Zylmans||1991||Ethnic Inclusion Strategies for the World Affairs Council: A Case Study|
|Kristen||Stonebreaker||1991||An Analysis of Selected California Community College Faculty Members' Perceptions of Challenges Experienced During the First Year of Hire|
|Henry||Tan||1991||Leadership Development at a Training Center in the Philippines|
|Sheila||Williams||1991||A Study of Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Intended Changes Within the County Government of San Diego|
|Alan||Grant||1992||Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Delphi Study of New Venture Success Factors|
|Roderick||Matheson||1992||A Comparative Study of the Perceived Job Satisfaction of Site Administrators in San Diego City Schools|
|Helen||Bishop||1992||Leadership in Policy Issue Networks: The New Community College of Baltimore|
|Dianette||Mitchell||1992||The Impact of the Accountability Movement on Principals in a Large Southern California School District|
|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|