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 here to view our student profiles or read on to learn more about our student and alumni outcomes.

Learning 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.

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
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
SamuelChung2013Business Student Perceptions of Course AssignmenMore detail
RichardBakken2013Exploring the Impact on Students of Western Universities on Foreign Soil: A Case Study of QatarMore detail
JayMarquand2013Closing the Achievement Gap for Military Dependent Students: Assessing a Federal Grant ProgramMore 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
JohnFraney2013Coaching Teachers On Instruction: Developing Instructional Leadership Capacity Within A Principal Preparation Program More detail
KathleenGallagher2013Performance Assessment For Quality Teaching: Three Critical Variables For Measuring And Improving Teaching And Learning More detail
MichaelKelley2013Gambling In San Diego County: A Case StudyMore detail
PatriciaRhodes2014A Tale of Two Schools: The Spiritual Development of Leaders in Protestant SeminariesMore detail
CrystalDujowich2014A Multi-level Investigation of Leadership Effectiveness and Systems Awareness in the Leadership Circle ProfileMore detail
CynthiaDavalos2014The Role of Chief Diversity Officers in Intstitutionalizing Diversity and Inclusion: A Multiple Case Study of Three Exemplar UniversitiesMore detail
AlexaderLehman2014Engineering, Teaching, and Technology: A Nationwide Assessment of Instructional Internet Use by Engineering FacultyMore detail
PeterSciabarra2014A 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) More detail
JulieCantillon2014Services for Parentally Placed Catholic School Students Under IDEA 2004More detail
NathanielDunigan2014We Are Not Mahogany: An Exploration of the Social Construction of Masculinity in Ugandan Meaning-MakingMore detail
LeslieHennessy2014A Qualitative Study of the Creative Decision Making Approaches of MacArthur FellowsMore detail
JessicaLuchesi2014Study Abroad as a Multifaceted Approach to Supporting College Sophmores: Creating Optimal Environments to Promote Holistic Student Development and Global LearningMore 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
Ole-KrisitanSetnes2014Central and Secondary Struggles in Social Interventions: The Impact of Group Relations Learning on Real Life PracticesMore detail
JulieCramer2014Parent Voice or School Choice? "Parent Trigger" Legislation in the United StatesMore detail
RachelRice2014Convergence or Divergence of Values? A Comparison Case Study of Teacher Credentialing ProgramsMore detail
RoxanneKymaani2014Beyond Biracial: The Complexity of Identity Construction for Women with One Black and One White ParentMore detail
HollyHoffman2014Determinants of First Generation Student Bachelor's Degree CompletionMore detail
DaneneTwyman-Brown2014Do New Buildings, Equipment, and Technology Improve Student Outcomes? A Look at One Community College's ExperienceMore detail
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