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|
|David||Facer||2012||The Motivation Beliefs Inventory: Measuring Motivation Beliefs Using Four Motivation Theories|
|Daniel||Tillapaugh||2012||Toward an Integrated Self: Making Meaning of the Multiple Identities of Gay Men in College|
|Emily||Marx||2012||Advising to Promote Self-authorship: Exploring Advising Strategies and Advisor Characteristics Among New Student Affairs Professionals|
|Samuel||Chung||2013||Business Student Perceptions of Course Assignmen|
|Richard||Bakken||2013||Exploring the Impact on Students of Western Universities on Foreign Soil: A Case Study of Qatar|
|Jay||Marquand||2013||Closing the Achievement Gap for Military Dependent Students: Assessing a Federal Grant Program|
|Lori||Sipe||2013||Leadership For Innovation In The Memories Business: A Mixed Methods Study Of A Hospitality And Tourism Marketplace|
|Pressley||Rankin IV||2013||Work/Life Boundary Management In An Integrative Environment: A Study Of Residence Life Professionals Who Live At Their Place Of Work|
|Tammy||Moriarty||2013||Data-Driven Decision Making: Teachers' Use Of Data In The Classroom|
|Michael||Lovette-Colyer||2013||Cultivating Compassion In Undergraduate College Students: Rhetoric Or Reality?|
|Valerie||Livesay||2013||Exploring The Paradoxical Role And Experience Of Fallback In Developmental Theory|
|Ronald||Lancia||2013||Accounting For The Attrition Of African American Males In An Academic Support Setting|
|John||Franey||2013||Coaching Teachers On Instruction: Developing Instructional Leadership Capacity Within A Principal Preparation Program|
|Kathleen||Gallagher||2013||Performance Assessment For Quality Teaching: Three Critical Variables For Measuring And Improving Teaching And Learning|
|Michael||Kelley||2013||Gambling In San Diego County: A Case Study|
|Patricia||Rhodes||2014||A Tale of Two Schools: The Spiritual Development of Leaders in Protestant Seminaries|
|Crystal||Dujowich||2014||A Multi-level Investigation of Leadership Effectiveness and Systems Awareness in the Leadership Circle Profile|
|Cynthia||Davalos||2014||The Role of Chief Diversity Officers in Intstitutionalizing Diversity and Inclusion: A Multiple Case Study of Three Exemplar Universities|
|Alexader||Lehman||2014||Engineering, Teaching, and Technology: A Nationwide Assessment of Instructional Internet Use by Engineering Faculty|
|Peter||Sciabarra||2014||A Comparative Study of Select Autisim Advocacy and Research organizations: Their Mission,Purpose and Focus of the Efficacy of Service(s) Provided to Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASDs)|
|Julie||Cantillon||2014||Services for Parentally Placed Catholic School Students Under IDEA 2004|
|Nathaniel||Dunigan||2014||We Are Not Mahogany: An Exploration of the Social Construction of Masculinity in Ugandan Meaning-Making|
|Leslie||Hennessy||2014||A Qualitative Study of the Creative Decision Making Approaches of MacArthur Fellows|
|Jessica||Luchesi||2014||Study Abroad as a Multifaceted Approach to Supporting College Sophmores: Creating Optimal Environments to Promote Holistic Student Development and Global Learning|
|Andrea||McMullen||2014||Understanding the Development of Global Leadership Competencies: A Case Study in the Bioscience Industry|
|Lyn||Roberts||2014||Authenticity: Theoretical Considerations, Instrument Development, and Implications for Leaders|
|James||Dobbs||2014||The Relationship Between Perceived Toxic Leadership Styles, Leader Effectiveness, and Organizational Cynicism|
|Ole-Krisitan||Setnes||2014||Central and Secondary Struggles in Social Interventions: The Impact of Group Relations Learning on Real Life Practices|
|Julie||Cramer||2014||Parent Voice or School Choice? "Parent Trigger" Legislation in the United States|
|Rachel||Rice||2014||Convergence or Divergence of Values? A Comparison Case Study of Teacher Credentialing Programs|
|Roxanne||Kymaani||2014||Beyond Biracial: The Complexity of Identity Construction for Women with One Black and One White Parent|
|Holly||Hoffman||2014||Determinants of First Generation Student Bachelor's Degree Completion|
|Danene||Twyman-Brown||2014||Do New Buildings, Equipment, and Technology Improve Student Outcomes? A Look at One Community College's Experience|