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
SusanSargent1989The Utilization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act Funding Within the Disabled Student Programs and Services of the California Community CollegesMore detail
LindaBaker1989From Parent to Child: The Effects of a Home Learning Program on Attitudes and AchievementsMore detail
BerthaPendleton1989The Schools of the Future Commission of San Diego City Schools: An Ethnographic StudyMore detail
TerryDearstone1989Using a Cultural Change Intervention to Improve Organizational Effectiveness: An Evaluative Case Study 1989More detail
StephanieTarkington1989Improving Critical Thinking Skills Using Paideia Seminars in a Seventh Grade Literature CurriculumMore detail
StuartGrauer1989Think Globally, Act Locally: A Delphi Study of Educational Leadership Through the Development of International Resources in the Local CommunityMore detail
JoanMiszak1989Organizational Change in Action: A Qualitative Case Study of US Air's Acquisition of Pacific Southwest AirlinesMore detail
BeatrizVillarreal1989An Analysis of the Special Education Services for Children and Youth in Costa RicaMore detail
RonaldWilliams1989A Study of the Impact of a Quality Circle on a Public Secondary School in Southern CaliforniaMore detail
JamesKelly, Jr.1989The Transformation of a Corporate Culture in a Mature OrganizationMore detail
MaryScott1989The Labyrinth of Challenge to Change: An Analysis of Community College Leaders' Thinking Styles and Behavioral Practices in the Current EnvironmentMore detail
JamesHarrington1989The Effect of Art Education on Self-Concept of Disabled Adult Students in a Community College SettingMore detail
RitaMarinoble1990Faith and Leadership: The Spiritual Journeys of Transformational LeadersMore detail
ElizabethJones1990The Impact of Feeding Methods on Exclusion From Child Care for Infants Under Six Months of AgeMore detail
JudithStrattan1990Directions for Leadership of the Association of California Community College Administrators in the 1990'sMore detail
JamesFord1990Education for Christian LeadershipMore detail
NanHaugen1990A History of Women's Intercollege Athletics in San Diego County Community College From 1955-1972More detail
CandiceFrancis1990Profiles in Faculty Leadership: The Experience of 1985-86 California Community College Senate PresidentsMore detail
ElisabethHamel1990An Interpretive Study of the Professional Socialization of Neophyte Nurses into the Nursing SubcultureMore detail
SandraSingleton1990California Pioneers in Speech Pathology: 1915 Through 1951 Looking Back for the FutureMore detail
RobertFink1990Vision: An Essential Component of Transforming LeadershipMore detail
JanetChrispeels1990A Study of Factors Contributing to Achieving and Sustaining Effectiveness in Elementary SchoolsMore detail
DallasBoggs1990Literary Perceptions of LeadershipMore detail
JamesZoll1990A Learning Center Assessment Tool for the Assessment of Academic Services of a Private Learning CenterMore detail
SallyZoll1990An Evaluation Instrument for the Selection of an Integrated Learning SystemMore detail
PatriciaMoore1990The Effect of Science Inservice Programs on the Self Efficacy Belief of Elementary School TeachersMore detail
RuthBeagles1990Case Studies of First-Year Elementary Teachers on St. Croix: To Develop a Model for Teacher LeadershipMore detail
JohnCarlow, II1990The Impact of Federal Regulation on Time to Equivalence and Compliance Within the Orthopedic Medical Device Industry More detail
RichardBarker1990A Study of Planned Organizational Change at General DynamicsMore detail
MariaKlein1990Human Sexuality Programs in Catholic Secondary Schools in the 80'sMore detail
MaryPowers1990The Influence of the Strategic Planning Process on a Nonprofit Board and a Public CommissionMore detail
DanielBabigumira1990The Impact of Oppressive Military-Political Governments on School Effectiveness in Uganda - 1971 to 1986More detail
KathleenAllen1990Diverse Voices of Leadership: Different Rhythms and Emerging Harmonies More detail
SallyBottroff-Hawes1991An Investigation of Preferential Learning Strategies, Modality Preferences, and Academic Performance Among Eighth Grade StudentsMore detail
CarolynSalerno1991A 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 FrameworkMore detail
StephenWirkus1991The Leadership Process and Its Effects on Self-Managed Work Groups in American Manufacturing Companies More detail
KarenSkalbeck1991Profile of a Transformational Leader: A Sacred MissionMore detail
EarlConnell1991An Exploration of the Determinants of Attitude Toward Computers in Middle School StudentsMore detail
OpheliaMcDaniels1991Political Participation of Registered Nurses: A Correlational StudyMore detail
JosephMattox1991An Evaluation of the Program of Theological Education by Extension at the Center for Christian Studies in Northwest MexicoMore detail
E.Hett1991The Development of an Instrument to Measure Global-MindednessMore detail
AdrianaZylmans1991Ethnic Inclusion Strategies for the World Affairs Council: A Case StudyMore detail
KristenStonebreaker1991An Analysis of Selected California Community College Faculty Members' Perceptions of Challenges Experienced During the First Year of HireMore detail
HenryTan1991Leadership Development at a Training Center in the PhilippinesMore detail
SheilaWilliams1991A Study of Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Intended Changes Within the County Government of San DiegoMore detail
AlanGrant1992Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Delphi Study of New Venture Success FactorsMore detail
RoderickMatheson1992A Comparative Study of the Perceived Job Satisfaction of Site Administrators in San Diego City SchoolsMore detail
HelenBishop1992Leadership in Policy Issue Networks: The New Community College of Baltimore More detail
DianetteMitchell1992The Impact of the Accountability Movement on Principals in a Large Southern California School DistrictMore 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
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