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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Last Name
Year Graduated
Title
CatrionaMoran2007Teachers' Perceptions of a 360-degree Feedback ProcessMore detail
DavidBlair2007Examining the Predisposition to Lead within the Homosexual CommunityMore detail
ChrisProcello2008Evaluating the Effectiveness of Provosts in Building a Student Learning Assessment-Supportive Organizational Culture:A Multiple-Site Evaluatoin Within the California State University SystemMore detail
DayanneIzmirian2008The Role of Residential Learning in the Faith and Spiritual Development of First Year College StudentsMore detail
PatriciaOttow Keen2008Roots of Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary EducationMore detail
AudreyBarrett2008The Nonprofit Ethics Survey: A Contextual ApproachMore detail
MaryJohnson2008How Spirituality Impacts Ethical LeadershipMore detail
WalterHeinecke2008Private and Public University Students' Perceptions of Cultural Adjustment Problems in Study Abroad ProgramsMore detail
CandaceAiani2009Developing an Instrument to Measure the Degree of Implementation of Information Literacy CurriculumMore detail
MarkPeters2009Exploring Efforts on Two College Campuses to Cultivate a Culture of VocationMore detail
PhillipAngelini2009Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC): The Impact of NJROTC Participation on Naval Accession and RetentionMore detail
JensenShirley2009Congregation Activism in the Community: A Study of Faith-Based LeadershipMore detail
KiraEspiritu2009Campus Internationalization Initiatives: From Policy to Practice in Study Abroad ProgrammingMore detail
JaniceMorris2009The Impact of Authentic Leadership and Ethical Organizational Culture on Auditor BehaviorMore detail
JohnMosby2009From Strain to Success: A Phenomenological Study of the Personal and Academic Pressures on African American Male Community College StudentsMore detail
DavidSilver2010Understanding Charter School Governance: A Case Study of a Conversion Charter School Board of DirectorsMore detail
ChristianeSorenson2010Balancing Act: A Study of International School Heads' Efforts to Manage the Professional and Personal Aspects of Their LivesMore detail
RichardStakelum2010The Lost-Boys PhenomenonMore detail
LorriSulpizio2010Women and Authority: Transitioning Into A Role Of Assigned Authority As A Graduate Teaching Assistant in A Leadership ClassMore detail
RoslynWoodard2010More Power To You: Parental Experiences With The Public School Choice Option Provided By The No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001More detail
ClaudiaChavez McKay 2010The Contributions of the UnwantedMore detail
JenniferReiter-Cook2010California Charter School Closures: Perspectives and Advice from Nine Former Charter School DirectorsMore detail
SarinaMolina2010Examining the Role of Meaning-making and Cultural Competence in How Teachers Understand and Approach their Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse StudentsMore detail
WhitneyMcIntyre Miller2010Postconflict Community Development in Sierra Leone: Western, Cultural, and National InfluencesMore detail
RonaldBaza2010Revitalization, Reinvigoration, and Motivation of Survivors in Changed, Restructured, and Downsized Organizations: A Study of Leadership Challenges in Local GovernmentMore detail
JacquelynBrown2010An Empirical Look at the Relationship Between Personality Type and the Challenges of TelecommutingMore detail
JuliaBuchanan2010Indigenous Leadership: A Talking-Circle Dialogue With Cree LeadersMore detail
GuadalupeCorona2010Latina First Year Experience: Factors That Contribute To Persistence From The First To The Second Year In Higher EducationMore detail
LauraDeitrick2010California Education Foundations: A Mixed Methods StudyMore detail
RobinMcCoy2010The Impact Of A Simulation Based Leader Development Training Program On Transformational And Transactional Leadership BehaviorMore detail
DevadhasanMasilamony2010Strategic Planning: Contextual Factors That Facilitated and/or Challenged the Implementation of Strategic Planning in Two Nonprofit OrganizationsMore detail
DebraJohnson2010The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Nurse Practitioners: A Look at the Institutional Decision Calculus of a Health Sciences UniversityMore detail
SaraHenry2010Extending Our Understanding of Social Belonging: Students' Use of Technology, Psychosocial Well- Being and Sense of Community in University LifeMore detail
RobertGailey2010Social 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 WomenMore detail
AnedMuniz Gracia2011FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DECISION OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORS IN COROZAL, PUERTO RICO, TO PURSUE POST-SECONDARY STUDIESMore detail
RichardGalvan2011The 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.More detail
KarenHorning2011How Professional Women Negotiate Work/Family Conflict: An Exploration of Work Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction and Partner SupportivenessMore detail
KimberlyHogelucht2011Tapping the Hidden Job Market Through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of StudentsMore detail
JamesAnderson2011The Experiences of Expatriate Teachers in International Schools: Five Ethnographic Case StudiesMore detail
MarciaVenegas-Garcia2011Leadership for Social Change: Learning from Latina/Chicana Activist EducatorsMore detail
LindseyMcDougle2011Voluntary Sector Rich and Voluntary Sector Poor Communities: What Difference Does the Distinction Really Make?More detail
JeffreyBolster2011What Do They Say? Students from a Private, Faith-based, Four Year University Share Their Perspectives on College as a Mentoring EnvironmentMore detail
PaigeHaber2011Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Definitional UnderstandingMore detail
LorenaMeza2011Parental Support of Latinos in Higher EducationMore detail
HeatherCarpenter2011Experiential Education in Nonprofit Management Education: An Examination of Nonprofit-Focused Master's Degree Programs Associated with the Nonprofit Academic Centers CouncilMore detail
OwenSmith2011Exploration of the Impostor Phenomenon in Law School StudentsMore detail
CaraMiller2012The Classroom as a Community of InquiryMore detail
CynthiaMartinez2012Preparing Global Leaders: A Theoretical Model for Understanding the Development of Intercultural CompetencyMore detail
RobynAdams2012An Empirical Look at Recipient Benefits Associated with a University-Issued Student Leadership AwardMore detail
KacyHayes2012Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of A Mixed Cohort FormatMore detail
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