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|
|Catriona||Moran||2007||Teachers' Perceptions of a 360-degree Feedback Process|
|David||Blair||2007||Examining the Predisposition to Lead within the Homosexual Community|
|Chris||Procello||2008||Evaluating the Effectiveness of Provosts in Building a Student Learning Assessment-Supportive Organizational Culture:A Multiple-Site Evaluatoin Within the California State University System|
|Dayanne||Izmirian||2008||The Role of Residential Learning in the Faith and Spiritual Development of First Year College Students|
|Patricia||Ottow Keen||2008||Roots of Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Education|
|Audrey||Barrett||2008||The Nonprofit Ethics Survey: A Contextual Approach|
|Mary||Johnson||2008||How Spirituality Impacts Ethical Leadership|
|Walter||Heinecke||2008||Private and Public University Students' Perceptions of Cultural Adjustment Problems in Study Abroad Programs|
|Candace||Aiani||2009||Developing an Instrument to Measure the Degree of Implementation of Information Literacy Curriculum|
|Mark||Peters||2009||Exploring Efforts on Two College Campuses to Cultivate a Culture of Vocation|
|Phillip||Angelini||2009||Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC): The Impact of NJROTC Participation on Naval Accession and Retention|
|Jensen||Shirley||2009||Congregation Activism in the Community: A Study of Faith-Based Leadership|
|Kira||Espiritu||2009||Campus Internationalization Initiatives: From Policy to Practice in Study Abroad Programming|
|Janice||Morris||2009||The Impact of Authentic Leadership and Ethical Organizational Culture on Auditor Behavior|
|John||Mosby||2009||From Strain to Success: A Phenomenological Study of the Personal and Academic Pressures on African American Male Community College Students|
|David||Silver||2010||Understanding Charter School Governance: A Case Study of a Conversion Charter School Board of Directors|
|Christiane||Sorenson||2010||Balancing Act: A Study of International School Heads' Efforts to Manage the Professional and Personal Aspects of Their Lives|
|Richard||Stakelum||2010||The Lost-Boys Phenomenon|
|Lorri||Sulpizio||2010||Women and Authority: Transitioning Into A Role Of Assigned Authority As A Graduate Teaching Assistant in A Leadership Class|
|Roslyn||Woodard||2010||More Power To You: Parental Experiences With The Public School Choice Option Provided By The No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001|
|Claudia||Chavez McKay||2010||The Contributions of the Unwanted|
|Jennifer||Reiter-Cook||2010||California Charter School Closures: Perspectives and Advice from Nine Former Charter School Directors|
|Sarina||Molina||2010||Examining the Role of Meaning-making and Cultural Competence in How Teachers Understand and Approach their Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students|
|Whitney||McIntyre Miller||2010||Postconflict Community Development in Sierra Leone: Western, Cultural, and National Influences|
|Ronald||Baza||2010||Revitalization, Reinvigoration, and Motivation of Survivors in Changed, Restructured, and Downsized Organizations: A Study of Leadership Challenges in Local Government|
|Jacquelyn||Brown||2010||An Empirical Look at the Relationship Between Personality Type and the Challenges of Telecommuting|
|Julia||Buchanan||2010||Indigenous Leadership: A Talking-Circle Dialogue With Cree Leaders|
|Guadalupe||Corona||2010||Latina First Year Experience: Factors That Contribute To Persistence From The First To The Second Year In Higher Education|
|Laura||Deitrick||2010||California Education Foundations: A Mixed Methods Study|
|Robin||McCoy||2010||The Impact Of A Simulation Based Leader Development Training Program On Transformational And Transactional Leadership Behavior|
|Devadhasan||Masilamony||2010||Strategic Planning: Contextual Factors That Facilitated and/or Challenged the Implementation of Strategic Planning in Two Nonprofit Organizations|
|Debra||Johnson||2010||The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Nurse Practitioners: A Look at the Institutional Decision Calculus of a Health Sciences University|
|Sara||Henry||2010||Extending Our Understanding of Social Belonging: Students' Use of Technology, Psychosocial Well- Being and Sense of Community in University Life|
|Robert||Gailey||2010||Social Capital and Economic Empowerment: A Longtitudinal Analysis Of The Relationship Between Changes In the Value of Accumuluated Assets And Measures Of Social Capital Among Rural South African Women|
|Aned||Muniz Gracia||2011||FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DECISION OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORS IN COROZAL, PUERTO RICO, TO PURSUE POST-SECONDARY STUDIES|
|Richard||Galvan||2011||The Lived Experiences of 3rd Generation and Beyond U.S.-Born (3GAB-USB) Mexican Heritage College Students: Reality vs. Perception, Is There a Difference? A Qualitative Study.|
|Karen||Horning||2011||How Professional Women Negotiate Work/Family Conflict: An Exploration of Work Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction and Partner Supportiveness|
|Kimberly||Hogelucht||2011||Tapping the Hidden Job Market Through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of Students|
|James||Anderson||2011||The Experiences of Expatriate Teachers in International Schools: Five Ethnographic Case Studies|
|Marcia||Venegas-Garcia||2011||Leadership for Social Change: Learning from Latina/Chicana Activist Educators|
|Lindsey||McDougle||2011||Voluntary Sector Rich and Voluntary Sector Poor Communities: What Difference Does the Distinction Really Make?|
|Jeffrey||Bolster||2011||What Do They Say? Students from a Private, Faith-based, Four Year University Share Their Perspectives on College as a Mentoring Environment|
|Paige||Haber||2011||Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Definitional Understanding|
|Lorena||Meza||2011||Parental Support of Latinos in Higher Education|
|Heather||Carpenter||2011||Experiential Education in Nonprofit Management Education: An Examination of Nonprofit-Focused Master's Degree Programs Associated with the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council|
|Owen||Smith||2011||Exploration of the Impostor Phenomenon in Law School Students|
|Cara||Miller||2012||The Classroom as a Community of Inquiry|
|Cynthia||Martinez||2012||Preparing Global Leaders: A Theoretical Model for Understanding the Development of Intercultural Competency|
|Robyn||Adams||2012||An Empirical Look at Recipient Benefits Associated with a University-Issued Student Leadership Award|
|Kacy||Hayes||2012||Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of A Mixed Cohort Format|