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
DavidFacer2012The Motivation Beliefs Inventory: Measuring Motivation Beliefs Using Four Motivation TheoriesMore detail
DanielTillapaugh2012Toward an Integrated Self: Making Meaning of the Multiple Identities of Gay Men in CollegeMore detail
EmilyMarx2012Advising to Promote Self-authorship: Exploring Advising Strategies and Advisor Characteristics Among New Student Affairs ProfessionalsMore detail
LoriSipe2013Leadership For Innovation In The Memories Business: A Mixed Methods Study Of A Hospitality And Tourism MarketplaceMore detail
PressleyRankin IV2013Work/Life Boundary Management In An Integrative Environment: A Study Of Residence Life Professionals Who Live At Their Place Of WorkMore detail
TammyMoriarty2013Data-Driven Decision Making: Teachers' Use Of Data In The ClassroomMore detail
MichaelLovette-Colyer2013Cultivating Compassion In Undergraduate College Students: Rhetoric Or Reality?More detail
ValerieLivesay 2013Exploring The Paradoxical Role And Experience Of Fallback In Developmental Theory More detail
RonaldLancia2013Accounting For The Attrition Of African American Males In An Academic Support SettingMore detail
MichaelKelley2013Gambling In San Diego County: A Case StudyMore detail
KathleenGallagher2013Performance Assessment For Quality Teaching: Three Critical Variables For Measuring And Improving Teaching And Learning More detail
JohnFraney2013Coaching Teachers On Instruction: Developing Instructional Leadership Capacity Within A Principal Preparation Program More detail
AndreaMcMullen2014Understanding the Development of Global Leadership Competencies: A Case Study in the Bioscience IndustryMore detail
LynRoberts2014Authenticity: Theoretical Considerations, Instrument Development, and Implications for LeadersMore detail
JamesDobbs2014The Relationship Between Perceived Toxic Leadership Styles, Leader Effectiveness, and Organizational CynicismMore detail
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