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 on our featured student profiles below to learn about the types of students in our doctoral program. View additional doctoral student profiles.

Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Ph.D. 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: Ph.D. candidates will realistically appraise their personal strengths and weaknesses exercising leadership. They will actualize leadership in real and complex situations.

Outcome 3: Ph.D. 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: Ph.D. 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
Title
ElizabethRechebei2003Political Leadership Perceptions on the College of Micronesia System in the Federated States of MicronesiaMore detail
CharlesAlgaier2003Job Satisfaction, Leadership Styles, and Teaching Practices among CNMI Public Elementary School TeachersMore detail
MinaretaThompson2004Roles and Responsibilities of Chiefs in the Council of Chiefs Within a Village in American SamoaMore detail
JeffreyCarlstead2004What Effect Does the Hampton Inn 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee Have on Customer Loyalty?More detail
YanpingWang2004The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Labour Disputes in British Columbiaês Public SchoolsMore detail
EdwardBowen2004Organizational Structure and the Creative ProcessMore detail
HowardTwomey2004Two Perspectives on the Effectiveness of an Entry-Level Community Rehabilitation Training Program: A Comparison of Student and Supervisorial PerceptionsMore detail
AlanaNicastro2004Wresting and Arresting Sense In Academe: The Complicated Discursive Structures of Female Assistant ProfessorsMore detail
BrianMatthews2004Leaders' Influence on School Recruiting: A Case Study of an International SchoolMore detail
LoriWaite2004Implementing Student Learning Outcomes: The Link To Accreditation In California Community CollegesMore detail
JimmieEllis2004Total Resource Sharing Among Collegiate Public Libraries in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Narrative Case StudyMore detail
DavidHerrera2004Why Participate? Finding Meaning by Partaking in Decisions affecting Us, Our Work and Our LivesMore detail
JuanitaBrowne2004The Creation and Development of an Afrocentric Christian College: Imani Kuumba College and Graduate SchoolMore detail
JanetJones2005The Courage to Change: Striving for Magnet Hospital RecognitionMore detail
RichardNewman2005Connecting the Dots: A Study of an Innovative Principal Preparation Program's Impact on the Mental Models and On-the-Job Behaviors fo Aspiring School Leaders.More detail
Jo Grant2005How School Counselors Gain Support to Implement Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling ProgramsMore detail
JadeWinn2005Global Citizenship as a Function of Higher Education: The Demographic and Institutional Determinates in a Graduate Student PopulationMore detail
DerekNoether2005How Leaders use the Construct of Culture to Influence Change Resistance: A Study of a Planned Change Initiative in a Combined Government and Military OrganizationMore detail
JudithWon Pat2005To Be Or Not To Be: Status of Guam's Middle SchoolsMore detail
DouglasFenner2005Linking Succession Planning to Employee Training: A Study of Federal EmployeesMore detail
TiffanyCarpenter2005Confronting the Intra-Racial Gender Gap: A Quantitative Study of the Impact of Gender on African American Students' Perceptions of Campus Climate at a Predominately White InstitutionMore detail
T. C.Kao2005High School Principals' Values and Their Symbolic and Cultural Leadership Approaches to Character Education in ChinaMore detail
DarrenMcGlynn2005Facing the Leadership Challenges on Decommissioning US Navy ShipsMore detail
PatrickTellei2005Omesubel A Ureor: Workforce Development in Palau From Pre-Contact to 1999More detail
KevinIgasaki2005An Examination of the Media's Framing of the Illegal Street Racing IssueMore detail
Patrick Schwerdtfeger2005The Role of the Chief Instructional Officer Within the California Community CollegesMore detail
TriciaBertram Gallant2006Reconsidering Academic Dishonesty: A Critical Examination of a Complex Organizational ProblemMore detail
GeraldBlanton2006Gender Influences in the Graduate Classroom: An Investigation of Female and Male Student PerceptionsMore detail
TeresaSpoulos2006The Dilemma of Disclosure for College Students with Attention Deficit DisorderMore detail
KennethMarra2006They Who Persist: A Longitudinal Quantitative Case Study of a University Student CohortMore detail
JodiRobledo2006An Exploration of Supportive Relationships in the Lives of Academically Successful Individuals with AutismMore detail
TerranceHammond2006Officers ' Use of Leadership Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course - A Replication StudyMore detail
Sheri Guseman2006Acts 2:24 in 2006: Examining Small Group Discussion in an American Mega-ChurchMore detail
MaryShea2006So You Think It's Inclusion... Think Again: A Quantitative Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions in Community Youth OrganizationsMore detail
StevenSmith2006The Reluctant Sorority: Stories of American Wives of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, 1965-1973 / Lessons in Exercising Leadership in the Absence of PowerMore detail
KevinPetti2006Connecting Art and Science: An Interdisciplinary Strategy and Its Impact on the Affective Domain of College Human Anatomy StudentsMore detail
RebeccaBustamante2006Essential Features of Cultural Proficiency in American International Schools in Latin America: A Delphi StudyMore detail
DeborahToups2006Mentoring of Special Education AdministratorsMore detail
EliazerAyala-Austin2007Validating the Experiences of Male Mexican American Community College Transfer Students Studying at Catholic UniversitiesMore detail
MadelineMeistrich2007Politics and the Glass Ceiling in American Law Enforcement: Why Not more Female Chiefs of Police?More detail
JamesO'Brien2007Experiences of Sacramental MarriageMore detail
MaryJesko2007Integrating Total Disability and Absence Management In a Climate of Change: A Case StudyMore detail
CatrionaMoran2007Teachers' Perceptions of a 360-degree Feedback ProcessMore detail
PatriciaSaraniero2007I Teach What I DO, I DO What I Teach: The Experiences and Impacts of Teaching Artists More detail
ToniPfister2007Adapted Physical Education Enrollment Issues and Exercise Mediators for Students with Disabilities in San Diego County Community CollegesMore detail
GingerBlackmon2007Factors that Motivate or Discourage Movement into School Leadership Positions and the Implications for Recruitment Policy and PracticeMore detail
RobertBrown2007An Empirical Study of Employee Relations and Managerial Malpractice Risks in a Four Year Public Higher Education System More detail
PatriciaTaepke2007Effect of Computer-Aided Instruction on Grades in Middle School AlgebraMore detail
PaigeCreager2007Building Management Bench Strength: A Qualitative Look at a Job Rotation ProgramMore detail
KathleenCzech2007Communication and Leadership: Faculty Perceptions of the Department ChairMore detail
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