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|
|Pamela||Priest||1992||The Impact of an Integrated Study Skills Program on University of La Verne Adult Undergraduates at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Naval Air Station North Island|
|Janet||Conant||1992||Memory Change and Cognitive Function Among the Elderly|
|Lois||Knowlton||1992||Leadership in a Different Voice: An Ethnographic Study of a Latina Chief Executive Officer in a California Community College|
|Timothy||Vonder||1992||Constructing and Testing Practical Procedures for Describing a Corporate Culture: The Electric Troublemen|
|Kathleen||Krohne||1992||The Effect of Sexual Harassment on Female Naval Officers: A Phenomenological Study|
|Nicki||Harrington||1993||A Survey of Teaching Strategies Used in California Community College Nursing Programs to Foster Critical Thinking|
|Barbara||Trent||1993||An Evaluation of Student Perceptions of Academic Advising in a RN/BSN Distance Educational Nursing Program|
|Theresa||Peterson||1993||Leadership Relationships and the Superintendency|
|Stanley||Fasci||1993||A Framework of Transformational Leadership Concepts Proposed for Undergraduate College and University Student Development and Student Affairs Leadership Programs|
|Carmen||Barcena||1993||Bicultural Women in Monocultural Organizations: Professional Hispanic Women's Experiences of Diversity and Their Recommendations for Organizations|
|Linell||Fromm||1993||District Elections, Redistricting and Recall: A Study of the Fifth District of the City of San Diego, 1988-1991|
|Ethelyn||Shippey||1993||An Evaluative Study of the Effects of the PIRK Reading Program on Reading and Learning in Development in Learning Disabled Students|
|Danell||Gavares||1993||Empowerment as a Dynamic of the Leadership Relationship: A Study of Two Local Governmental Organizations|
|Ronald||Brice||1993||Principals in Saskatchewan Rural Schools: Their Leadership Behaviors and School Effectiveness|
|Ralph||Schoenfeld||1994||Dimensions of Anxiety and Their Effect on an Aspect of the Performance Process: Commission of Mental Errors|
|Jon||Davies||1994||Transforming Leadership in the California Literature Project: Ethnographic Narrative as True Fiction|
|Anita||Rogers||1994||Barriers to Community: The Development of an Instrument to Assess Components of Prejudice|
|Alan||Nelson||1994||Leadership Training of Ministerial Students in Evangelical Institutions of Higher Education|
|Jennifer||Jeffries||1994||The Leadership of a Superintendent: Putting the California School Reform Movement to Work|
|Dana||Walling||1994||Spirituality and Leadership|
|Barbara||Gilliss||1994||Organizations of the Future: An Analysis of Current Literature and a New Model|
|Karen||Warn||1994||A Model Part-time Bachelor's Degree Program for Adults at California Public Research Institutions|
|Jeffrey||Glazer||1994||Implementing TQM in a College of Business|
|Leslie||Caspi||1994||The Effect of Reading and Discussing Literature With Strong Women Characters on Sixth Grade Studentsê Sex Stereotype and Occupational Attitudes|
|Jacquelyn||Freiberg||1994||Affecting Change Synergistically: An Interpretive Case Study of Leadership Relationships at Southwest Airlines|
|Susan||Mitchell||1994||Creating Campus Climates That Are Free From Sexual Harassment: Implications for Leaders in Higher Education|
|Peter||Bray||1994||Leadership in a Quality School|
|Judith||Rauner||1995||The Impact of Community Service Leadership on Student Development as Perceived by Student Leaders|
|Port||Martin||1995||Development of a Participative Approach to Guide Organizational Change: Reviewing the Sawtooth Technique|
|Steven||Robbins||1995||Women and Men in Collaborative Working Partnerships: Connecting Two Disparate Modes of Experience|
|Alyson||Caouette||1995||The Phenomenon of Flow Among Classroom Teachers and the Implications for Leadership Practice|
|Suzanne||MacRenato||1995||Experiences of Moral Commitment: A Phenomenological Study|
|Kathryn||Skube||1995||Self-Esteem: A Descriptive Study of Students of San Diego Unified School District at Grades 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 Related to Components of Self Esteem|
|Debra||Wright||1995||Meeting Graduate Student Needs Through Alternative Programs: An Analysis of the Impact of Factors Related to Student Choice|
|Debra||Cullinane||1995||The Influence of Control Theory and Reality Therapy on Educators: A Case Study|
|R.||Israel||1995||Leadership: Personal Narratives of Practitioners|
|Sandra||Hill||1995||A Decade of Home Schooling in Saskatchewan, Canada 1984-1995: A Case Study|
|Verna||Schmidt||1995||Awakening Institutions: A Delphi Study|
|Dorene||McLaughlin||1996||An Evaluative Case Study of the Effects of a Learning Style Awareness Program for Ninth Graders at an Independent School|
|Jacqueline||Fitzpatrick||1996||Women Mentoring Women: A Phenomenological Study|
|Douglas||Player||1996||The Identification of Behavioral Indicators of a Superintendent's Leadership Success: A Delphi Study|
|Susan||Johnston||1996||The Experiences of Mid-Career Elementary Teachers|
|Mary||Martel||1996||School Reform: Leadership Through Shared Decision Making|
|Adolfo||Gonzales||1996||Historical Case Study: San Diego and Tijuana Border Region Relationship With the San Diego Police Department 1957-1994|
|Janet||Littrell||1996||Integrating Knowledge and Action: A Study of Leadership in the Development of Masters Degree Programs in Liberal Studies|
|Victoria||Halsey||1996||The Secondary School Assistant Principal|
|Jan||Secrist||1996||Voices of Midlife Tomboys: A Narrative Study|
|Frederick||Preston||1997||A Measure of Perceived Power in Influencing Change Among Selected Education Participants in Alberta|
|Joseph||Raffa||1997||Clashing Cultures or Collaborating Networks: A Study of Organization Culture in Breast Cancer Prevention|
|Christine||Cecil||1997||Enter the Water Carriers: Embracing Parenting Experience in Work Teams|