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|
|Inge||Ellefson||1997||The Role of the Principal When Parents Are Increasingly Involved in Decision Making|
|Elva||Mora||1997||Involving Latino Parents in the Middle-Level School: A Study of First Generation and Second Generation Mexican and Mexican American Parents|
|Pablo||Mendoza||1997||Leadership From the Perspectives of Filipino-Americans: A Delphi Study|
|Elisa||Carlson||1997||Romanticizing Leadership: A Historical & Cultural Critique|
|Gary||Zomalt||1997||Implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Community Mental Health Center: Effect on Morale|
|Karen||Berger||1997||The Political Behavior of California Community College Nursing Faculties in Response to Budget Cutbacks, 1982-87|
|Herbert||Barker||1997||Common Higher Callings to Social Compassion: A Phenomenological Study of Civic Praxis|
|Sally||Bennett||1997||Empowering Teachers, Empowering Leadership: A Multisite Case Study of School Restructuring and Accountability for Student Achievement|
|Antonia||Spadaro||1997||The Wrath of Ignorance: Schizophrenic Policies in Access to Health Care for Undocumented Latinas|
|Dean||Lindquist||1998||Market Values In Education: A Case Study of Its Effect on the Principal's Model for School Governance in Alberta|
|Richard||Brydges||1998||Total Quality Management - Bridging Theory to Practice|
|Edwin||Deas||1998||Shared Governance in the British Columbia Post-Secondary Education System: The Boards' Role in Decision-Making|
|Phyllis||Cardinal||1998||Consulting First Nations Cultural Genocide: Showcasing Perspective of Cree Elders for Identity and Leadership Renewal|
|Robert||Siciliani||1998||The Development of an Instrument to Identify Differing Views of Leadership Within Organizations|
|Juanita||Santos Nacu||1998||Storytelling in Project Heart to Heart: A Means to Bridge Generational Gap in Post 1965 Filipino Immigrant Families|
|Sheridan||Barker||1998||A Teachers' Perspective From Within a School Leadership Team: A Phenomenological Study|
|Richard||Ashden, D.C.||1998||A Theoretical Perspective of the Factors That Relate to the Functional Independence of Mature Adults|
|Joanna||Doonan||1998||An Analysis of Dialogue for Understanding Educators' Stress: Implications for Voice, Listening, and Leadership|
|Judith||Knapp||1998||Reflections of Reflections of Reflections: A Case Study of Women Educators' Callings to the High Arctic|
|Virgil||Lorenzo||1998||Toward Cooperative Ethics: A Ricoeurian Reading of the Educational Aims of Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, Founder of the Mondragon Cooperatives|
|Jaime||Romo||1998||Voices Against Discrimination and Exclusion: Latino School Leaders' Narratives for Change|
|Norina||Finley||1998||Team Mind: A Case Study of Collective Synergism, Team Development, and Decision Making Under Time Constraints|
|Nance||Maguire||1998||Collaborative Teaching Practices for a New Century: A Descriptive Case Study of Peer Coaching|
|Piedad||Garcia||1998||Transborder Economic Development: A Collaborative Partnership in the San Diego-Tijuana Region|
|Isabel||Ries||1998||The Role of the Site Facilitator in the New Directions in Distance Learning Project|
|Cheryl||Getz||1998||Observing the Spirit of Resilience: The Relationship Between Life Experiences and Success in Higher Education for African American Students|
|Brian||Moffitt||1998||Identification of Core Multidisciplinary Competencies in an Integrated Public Health and Human Service System|
|Diane||Beach||1999||Giving Up and Giving In: Young Adolescentsê Dilemmas When Caring for a Grandparent With Alzheimerês Disease|
|Paulette||Hopkins||1999||Leadership Responses to Change in 21st Century California State University Physical Education/Kinesiology Departments|
|Pearl||Gyan||1999||An Analysis of the Pedagogical Methods of Hindu Gurus|
|Louise||Stanger||1999||Lifting the Veil off Widowhood: Portraits of Transformation|
|Clara||Eder||1999||California African-American Infant Mortality Prevention: A Prospective Study|
|John||Dentico||1999||Games Leaders Play: Collaborative Leadership Development Through Simulations in Knowledge Based Organizations|
|Mark||Remy||1999||The Relationship of Principal Leadership Styles and School-Site Conditions to Stress Levels of Elementary School Teachers|
|Angie||Mays||1999||A Professional Competency Survey of Organizational Consultants in San Diego County|
|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|
|Caren||Sax||1999||Diversity, Collaboration, Reflective Practice and Technology in Professional Education Programs: Strategic Choices for Higher Education|
|Jodi||Coffman||1999||The Community College Coach: Leadership Practices and Athlete Satisfaction|
|Mary||Lindsay||1999||Story as a Means to Distributed Cognition in Dispute Mediation|
|William||Law||2000||An Historical Case Study: The Pregnant Minor Program at Garfield High School 1975 - 1999|
|Barbara||Lincoln||2000||Career and Family: A Qualitative Study of Working Mothers|
|Jennifer||Preimesberger||2000||Historical Perspective of the Implementation of Inclusive Education in Selected Schools in the Diocese of San Diego|
|Lynn||Eldred||2000||From Warriors to Wingtips: The Leadership Transition of Retired Officers Into the Public Sector|
|Patricia||Makokis||2000||An Insider's Perspective: The Drop-Out Challenge for Canada's First Nations|
|Roger||Mestinsek||2000||Charter School Leadership: A Comparative Study of Principals in Traditional and Charter Schools|
|Laurie||Coskey||2000||On the Edge of the Envelope - A Case Study of the Children's Initiative: An Inquiry Into Collaboration and Shared Vision|
|Theresa||Lally||2000||Cultural Factors Influencing Japanese Female College Students' Perceptions of Learning in a Web-Based Environment: Implications for Web-Based Instructional Designers|
|Gregorio||Ponce||2001||A Case Study of Shared Governance at Imperial Valley College|
|O.||Powell||2001||A Historical Perspective of the Freedom Schools: Implications for Social Change|
|Rebecca||Woolston||2001||Faculty Perceptions of Dean Transitions: Does Trust Matter? An Interpretive Case Study of Organizational Trust and Organizational Culture|