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|
|Mary Ann||Kaczmarski||2003||Heritage College: Partnership Leadership as Catalyst to a Multicultural Learning Community|
|Lilly "Ericka"||Jordan||2003||Career Paths to Navy Admiral|
|Minareta||Thompson||2004||Roles and Responsibilities of Chiefs in the Council of Chiefs Within a Village in American Samoa|
|Jeffrey||Carlstead||2004||What Effect Does the Hampton Inn 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee Have on Customer Loyalty?|
|Howard||Twomey||2004||Two Perspectives on the Effectiveness of an Entry-Level Community Rehabilitation Training Program: A Comparison of Student and Supervisorial Perceptions|
|Edward||Bowen||2004||Organizational Structure and the Creative Process|
|Lori||Waite||2004||Implementing Student Learning Outcomes: The Link To Accreditation In California Community Colleges|
|Juanita||Browne||2004||The Creation and Development of an Afrocentric Christian College: Imani Kuumba College and Graduate School|
|Yanping||Wang||2004||The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Labour Disputes in British Columbiaês Public Schools|
|Jimmie||Ellis||2004||Total Resource Sharing Among Collegiate Public Libraries in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Narrative Case Study|
|David||Herrera||2004||Why Participate? Finding Meaning by Partaking in Decisions affecting Us, Our Work and Our Lives|
|Alana||Nicastro||2004||Wresting and Arresting Sense In Academe: The Complicated Discursive Structures of Female Assistant Professors|
|Brian||Matthews||2004||Leaders' Influence on School Recruiting: A Case Study of an International School|
|Kevin||Igasaki||2005||An Examination of the Media's Framing of the Illegal Street Racing Issue|
|Janet||Jones||2005||The Courage to Change: Striving for Magnet Hospital Recognition|
|T. C.||Kao||2005||High School Principals' Values and Their Symbolic and Cultural Leadership Approaches to Character Education in China|
|Darren||McGlynn||2005||Facing the Leadership Challenges on Decommissioning US Navy Ships|
|Derek||Noether||2005||How Leaders use the Construct of Culture to Influence Change Resistance: A Study of a Planned Change Initiative in a Combined Government and Military Organization|
|Jade||Winn||2005||Global Citizenship as a Function of Higher Education: The Demographic and Institutional Determinates in a Graduate Student Population|
|Judith||Won Pat||2005||To Be Or Not To Be: Status of Guam's Middle Schools|
|Richard||Newman||2005||Connecting 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.|
|Patrick||Schwerdtfeger||2005||The Role of the Chief Instructional Officer Within the California Community Colleges|
|Jo||Grant||2005||How School Counselors Gain Support to Implement Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Programs|
|Tiffany||Carpenter||2005||Confronting 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 Institution|
|Patrick||Tellei||2005||Omesubel A Ureor: Workforce Development in Palau From Pre-Contact to 1999|
|Douglas||Fenner||2005||Linking Succession Planning to Employee Training: A Study of Federal Employees|
|Mary||Shea||2006||So You Think It's Inclusion... Think Again: A Quantitative Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions in Community Youth Organizations|
|Teresa||Spoulos||2006||The Dilemma of Disclosure for College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder|
|Steven||Smith||2006||The Reluctant Sorority: Stories of American Wives of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, 1965-1973 / Lessons in Exercising Leadership in the Absence of Power|
|Gerald||Blanton||2006||Gender Influences in the Graduate Classroom: An Investigation of Female and Male Student Perceptions|
|Tricia||Bertram Gallant||2006||Reconsidering Academic Dishonesty: A Critical Examination of a Complex Organizational Problem|
|Kenneth||Marra||2006||They Who Persist: A Longitudinal Quantitative Case Study of a University Student Cohort|
|Jodi||Robledo||2006||An Exploration of Supportive Relationships in the Lives of Academically Successful Individuals with Autism|
|Terrance||Hammond||2006||Officers ' Use of Leadership Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course - A Replication Study|
|Sheri||Guseman||2006||Acts 2:24 in 2006: Examining Small Group Discussion in an American Mega-Church|
|Kevin||Petti||2006||Connecting Art and Science: An Interdisciplinary Strategy and Its Impact on the Affective Domain of College Human Anatomy Students|
|Deborah||Toups||2006||Mentoring of Special Education Administrators|
|Rebecca||Bustamante||2006||Essential Features of Cultural Proficiency in American International Schools in Latin America: A Delphi Study|
|Mary||Jesko||2007||Integrating Total Disability and Absence Management In a Climate of Change: A Case Study|
|James||O'Brien||2007||Experiences of Sacramental Marriage|
|Patricia||Saraniero||2007||I Teach What I DO, I DO What I Teach: The Experiences and Impacts of Teaching Artists|
|Eliazer||Ayala-Austin||2007||Validating the Experiences of Male Mexican American Community College Transfer Students Studying at Catholic Universities|
|Toni||Pfister||2007||Adapted Physical Education Enrollment Issues and Exercise Mediators for Students with Disabilities in San Diego County Community Colleges|
|Ginger||Blackmon||2007||Factors that Motivate or Discourage Movement into School Leadership Positions and the Implications for Recruitment Policy and Practice|
|Madeline||Meistrich||2007||Politics and the Glass Ceiling in American Law Enforcement: Why Not more Female Chiefs of Police?|
|Robert||Brown||2007||An Empirical Study of Employee Relations and Managerial Malpractice Risks in a Four Year Public Higher Education System|
|Kathleen||Czech||2007||Communication and Leadership: Faculty Perceptions of the Department Chair|
|Paige||Creager||2007||Building Management Bench Strength: A Qualitative Look at a Job Rotation Program|
|Raymond||Roll||2007||Wherry Revisited: An Empirical Examination of the Nonperformance Factors that Influence Variation in a Performance Rating|
|Patricia||Taepke||2007||Effect of Computer-Aided Instruction on Grades in Middle School Algebra|