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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Last Name
Year Graduated
IngeEllefson1997The Role of the Principal When Parents Are Increasingly Involved in Decision MakingMore detail
ElvaMora1997Involving Latino Parents in the Middle-Level School: A Study of First Generation and Second Generation Mexican and Mexican American ParentsMore detail
PabloMendoza1997Leadership From the Perspectives of Filipino-Americans: A Delphi StudyMore detail
ElisaCarlson1997Romanticizing Leadership: A Historical & Cultural CritiqueMore detail
GaryZomalt1997Implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Community Mental Health Center: Effect on MoraleMore detail
KarenBerger1997The Political Behavior of California Community College Nursing Faculties in Response to Budget Cutbacks, 1982-87More detail
HerbertBarker1997Common Higher Callings to Social Compassion: A Phenomenological Study of Civic PraxisMore detail
SallyBennett1997Empowering Teachers, Empowering Leadership: A Multisite Case Study of School Restructuring and Accountability for Student AchievementMore detail
AntoniaSpadaro1997The Wrath of Ignorance: Schizophrenic Policies in Access to Health Care for Undocumented LatinasMore detail
DeanLindquist1998Market Values In Education: A Case Study of Its Effect on the Principal's Model for School Governance in AlbertaMore detail
RichardBrydges1998Total Quality Management - Bridging Theory to PracticeMore detail
EdwinDeas1998Shared Governance in the British Columbia Post-Secondary Education System: The Boards' Role in Decision-MakingMore detail
PhyllisCardinal1998Consulting First Nations Cultural Genocide: Showcasing Perspective of Cree Elders for Identity and Leadership RenewalMore detail
RobertSiciliani1998The Development of an Instrument to Identify Differing Views of Leadership Within OrganizationsMore detail
JuanitaSantos Nacu1998Storytelling in Project Heart to Heart: A Means to Bridge Generational Gap in Post 1965 Filipino Immigrant FamiliesMore detail
SheridanBarker1998A Teachers' Perspective From Within a School Leadership Team: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
RichardAshden, D.C.1998A Theoretical Perspective of the Factors That Relate to the Functional Independence of Mature AdultsMore detail
JoannaDoonan1998An Analysis of Dialogue for Understanding Educators' Stress: Implications for Voice, Listening, and LeadershipMore detail
JudithKnapp1998Reflections of Reflections of Reflections: A Case Study of Women Educators' Callings to the High ArcticMore detail
VirgilLorenzo1998Toward Cooperative Ethics: A Ricoeurian Reading of the Educational Aims of Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, Founder of the Mondragon CooperativesMore detail
JaimeRomo1998Voices Against Discrimination and Exclusion: Latino School Leaders' Narratives for ChangeMore detail
NorinaFinley1998Team Mind: A Case Study of Collective Synergism, Team Development, and Decision Making Under Time ConstraintsMore detail
NanceMaguire1998Collaborative Teaching Practices for a New Century: A Descriptive Case Study of Peer CoachingMore detail
PiedadGarcia1998Transborder Economic Development: A Collaborative Partnership in the San Diego-Tijuana RegionMore detail
IsabelRies1998The Role of the Site Facilitator in the New Directions in Distance Learning ProjectMore detail
CherylGetz1998Observing the Spirit of Resilience: The Relationship Between Life Experiences and Success in Higher Education for African American StudentsMore detail
BrianMoffitt1998Identification of Core Multidisciplinary Competencies in an Integrated Public Health and Human Service SystemMore detail
DianeBeach1999Giving Up and Giving In: Young Adolescentsê Dilemmas When Caring for a Grandparent With Alzheimerês DiseaseMore detail
PauletteHopkins1999Leadership Responses to Change in 21st Century California State University Physical Education/Kinesiology DepartmentsMore detail
PearlGyan1999An Analysis of the Pedagogical Methods of Hindu GurusMore detail
LouiseStanger1999Lifting the Veil off Widowhood: Portraits of TransformationMore detail
ClaraEder1999California African-American Infant Mortality Prevention: A Prospective StudyMore detail
JohnDentico1999Games Leaders Play: Collaborative Leadership Development Through Simulations in Knowledge Based OrganizationsMore detail
MarkRemy1999The Relationship of Principal Leadership Styles and School-Site Conditions to Stress Levels of Elementary School TeachersMore detail
AngieMays1999A Professional Competency Survey of Organizational Consultants in San Diego CountyMore detail
JanShields1999Towards 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 PracticumMore detail
CarenSax1999Diversity, Collaboration, Reflective Practice and Technology in Professional Education Programs: Strategic Choices for Higher EducationMore detail
JodiCoffman1999The Community College Coach: Leadership Practices and Athlete SatisfactionMore detail
MaryLindsay1999Story as a Means to Distributed Cognition in Dispute MediationMore detail
WilliamLaw2000An Historical Case Study: The Pregnant Minor Program at Garfield High School 1975 - 1999More detail
BarbaraLincoln2000Career and Family: A Qualitative Study of Working MothersMore detail
JenniferPreimesberger2000Historical Perspective of the Implementation of Inclusive Education in Selected Schools in the Diocese of San DiegoMore detail
LynnEldred2000From Warriors to Wingtips: The Leadership Transition of Retired Officers Into the Public SectorMore detail
PatriciaMakokis2000An Insider's Perspective: The Drop-Out Challenge for Canada's First NationsMore detail
RogerMestinsek2000Charter School Leadership: A Comparative Study of Principals in Traditional and Charter SchoolsMore detail
LaurieCoskey2000On the Edge of the Envelope - A Case Study of the Children's Initiative: An Inquiry Into Collaboration and Shared VisionMore detail
TheresaLally2000Cultural Factors Influencing Japanese Female College Students' Perceptions of Learning in a Web-Based Environment: Implications for Web-Based Instructional DesignersMore detail
GregorioPonce2001A Case Study of Shared Governance at Imperial Valley CollegeMore detail
O.Powell2001A Historical Perspective of the Freedom Schools: Implications for Social ChangeMore detail
RebeccaWoolston2001Faculty Perceptions of Dean Transitions: Does Trust Matter? An Interpretive Case Study of Organizational Trust and Organizational CultureMore detail
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