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|
|Cynthia||Camberg||1992||Valuing a Culturally Diverse Work Force: An Examination of Intended Changes and Successes as Perceived by Upper and Middle Management, Supervisors, and Line Staff in a Health Care Organization|
|George||Cameron||1984||The Effects of Clinical and Traditional Supervision Methods on the Satisfaction Levels of Higher and Lower-Order Need Teachers|
|Brenda||Campbell||2002||Genre Studies: Temporary Homogeneous Grouping to Improve Reading or Merely Another Form of Tracking?|
|Julie||Cantillon||2014||Services for Parentally Placed Catholic School Students Under IDEA 2004|
|Alyson||Caouette||1995||The Phenomenon of Flow Among Classroom Teachers and the Implications for Leadership Practice|
|Phyllis||Cardinal||1998||Consulting First Nations Cultural Genocide: Showcasing Perspective of Cree Elders for Identity and Leadership Renewal|
|John||Carlow, II||1990||The Impact of Federal Regulation on Time to Equivalence and Compliance Within the Orthopedic Medical Device Industry|
|Elisa||Carlson||1997||Romanticizing Leadership: A Historical & Cultural Critique|
|Jeffrey||Carlstead||2004||What Effect Does the Hampton Inn 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee Have on Customer Loyalty?|
|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|
|Tiffany||Carpenter||2005||Confronting the Intra-Racial Gender Gap: A Quantitative Study of the Impact of Gender on African American Students' Perceptions of Campus Climate at a Predominately White Institution|
|Leslie||Caspi||1994||The Effect of Reading and Discussing Literature With Strong Women Characters on Sixth Grade Studentsê Sex Stereotype and Occupational Attitudes|
|Christine||Cecil||1997||Enter the Water Carriers: Embracing Parenting Experience in Work Teams|
|Claudia||Chavez McKay||2010||The Contributions of the Unwanted|
|Christina||Chiriboga-Hahn||2003||An Evaluation Study of a Community College Administrative Leadership Development Program|
|Janet||Chrispeels||1990||A Study of Factors Contributing to Achieving and Sustaining Effectiveness in Elementary Schools|
|Samuel||Chung||2013||Business Student Perceptions of Course Assignmen|
|Karen||Clark||1986||A Comparative Study of the Attitude and Knowledge of Suicide Between High School Students and High School Teachers|
|Robert||Clark||2003||Leadership Development: Continuous Improvement Through Character Assessment|
|Jodi||Coffman||1999||The Community College Coach: Leadership Practices and Athlete Satisfaction|
|Janet||Conant||1992||Memory Change and Cognitive Function Among the Elderly|
|Earl||Connell||1991||An Exploration of the Determinants of Attitude Toward Computers in Middle School Students|
|William||Conroy III||2001||A Study of Officers' Opportunities to Use Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Course on the Job|
|Guadalupe||Corona||2010||Latina First Year Experience: Factors That Contribute To Persistence From The First To The Second Year In Higher Education|
|Thomas||Cosgrove||1984||The Effects of Participation in a Student Development Mentoring-Transcript Program on Freshman University Students|
|Laurie||Coskey||2000||On the Edge of the Envelope - A Case Study of the Children's Initiative: An Inquiry Into Collaboration and Shared Vision|
|Julie||Cramer||2014||Parent Voice or School Choice? "Parent Trigger" Legislation in the United States|
|Paige||Creager||2007||Building Management Bench Strength: A Qualitative Look at a Job Rotation Program|
|Debra||Cullinane||1995||The Influence of Control Theory and Reality Therapy on Educators: A Case Study|
|Kathleen||Czech||2007||Communication and Leadership: Faculty Perceptions of the Department Chair|
|Cynthia||Davalos||2014||The Role of Chief Diversity Officers in Intstitutionalizing Diversity and Inclusion: A Multiple Case Study of Three Exemplar Universities|
|Jon||Davies||1994||Transforming Leadership in the California Literature Project: Ethnographic Narrative as True Fiction|
|Terry||Dearstone||1989||Using a Cultural Change Intervention to Improve Organizational Effectiveness: An Evaluative Case Study 1989|
|Edwin||Deas||1998||Shared Governance in the British Columbia Post-Secondary Education System: The Boards' Role in Decision-Making|
|Laura||Deitrick||2010||California Education Foundations: A Mixed Methods Study|
|John||Dentico||1999||Games Leaders Play: Collaborative Leadership Development Through Simulations in Knowledge Based Organizations|
|James||Dobbs||2014||The Relationship Between Perceived Toxic Leadership Styles, Leader Effectiveness, and Organizational Cynicism|
|Joanna||Doonan||1998||An Analysis of Dialogue for Understanding Educators' Stress: Implications for Voice, Listening, and Leadership|
|Bonnie||Dowd||2003||The Relationship Between Decision-Making and Accountability: A Case Study of Two State Community College Systems|
|Crystal||Dujowich||2014||A Multi-level Investigation of Leadership Effectiveness and Systems Awareness in the Leadership Circle Profile|
|Nathaniel||Dunigan||2014||We Are Not Mahogany: An Exploration of the Social Construction of Masculinity in Ugandan Meaning-Making|
|Mike||Duoto||2003||Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction of Repatriated Managers|
|Helen||Eckmann||2003||\You Are With Someone Who is a Fighter"\"": Constructing a Model of Personal Transformation That Can Occur in Surviving Breast Cancer\"""""|
|Clara||Eder||1999||California African-American Infant Mortality Prevention: A Prospective Study|
|Judith||Edwin||1988||Attributes of Undergraduates Majoring in Scientific and Technological Disciplines: Perseverance and Commitments|
|Lynn||Eldred||2000||From Warriors to Wingtips: The Leadership Transition of Retired Officers Into the Public Sector|
|Inge||Ellefson||1997||The Role of the Principal When Parents Are Increasingly Involved in Decision Making|
|Jimmie||Ellis||2004||Total Resource Sharing Among Collegiate Public Libraries in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Narrative Case Study|
|Kira||Espiritu||2009||Campus Internationalization Initiatives: From Policy to Practice in Study Abroad Programming|
|David||Facer||2012||The Motivation Beliefs Inventory: Measuring Motivation Beliefs Using Four Motivation Theories|