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|
|Daniel||Tillapaugh||2012||Toward an Integrated Self: Making Meaning of the Multiple Identities of Gay Men in College|
|Deborah||Toups||2006||Mentoring of Special Education Administrators|
|Barbara||Trent||1993||An Evaluation of Student Perceptions of Academic Advising in a RN/BSN Distance Educational Nursing Program|
|Nicholas||Trongale||2001||Changes in Navy Leadership Theory and Practice: Post-Vietnam|
|Howard||Twomey||2004||Two Perspectives on the Effectiveness of an Entry-Level Community Rehabilitation Training Program: A Comparison of Student and Supervisorial Perceptions|
|Danene||Twyman-Brown||2014||Do New Buildings, Equipment, and Technology Improve Student Outcomes? A Look at One Community College's Experience|
|Julie||Ulloa-Heath||2003||Leadership Behaviors and Communication Satisfaction: Community Colleges in Micronesia|
|Shelly||Valdez||2003||Looking Forward, Looking Back, Looking Inward: Lessons From Vital Women Leaders in Old Age|
|MarÍa||Valle||1984||Public Education in Baja California in Tijuanaês First School|
|Noelia||Vela||1989||A Delphi Study of California Community College Counselors' Responsibilities and Competencies for the 1990's as Perceived by Chief Student Services Administrators|
|Marcia||Venegas-Garcia||2011||Leadership for Social Change: Learning from Latina/Chicana Activist Educators|
|Beatriz||Villarreal||1989||An Analysis of the Special Education Services for Children and Youth in Costa Rica|
|Timothy||Vonder||1992||Constructing and Testing Practical Procedures for Describing a Corporate Culture: The Electric Troublemen|
|Lori||Waite||2004||Implementing Student Learning Outcomes: The Link To Accreditation In California Community Colleges|
|Katherine||Waller||1988||Organizing for Change: An Assessment of Organization Development Activities of Training Consultants|
|Dana||Walling||1994||Spirituality and Leadership|
|Yanping||Wang||2004||The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Labour Disputes in British Columbiaês Public Schools|
|Karen||Warn||1994||A Model Part-time Bachelor's Degree Program for Adults at California Public Research Institutions|
|Marian||Warren||1987||Influences Affecting Career/Life Planning Aspirations as Perceived by Intellectually Gifted, Ethnically Diverse Adolescent Girls: A Case Study|
|Ronald||Williams||1989||A Study of the Impact of a Quality Circle on a Public Secondary School in Southern California|
|Sheila||Williams||1991||A Study of Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Intended Changes Within the County Government of San Diego|
|Robert||Wilson||2001||School-Based Management in Alberta: Perceptions of Public School Leaders 1994-1997|
|Jade||Winn||2005||Global Citizenship as a Function of Higher Education: The Demographic and Institutional Determinates in a Graduate Student Population|
|Stephen||Wirkus||1991||The Leadership Process and Its Effects on Self-Managed Work Groups in American Manufacturing Companies|
|Judith||Won Pat||2005||To Be Or Not To Be: Status of Guam's Middle Schools|
|Roslyn||Woodard||2010||More Power To You: Parental Experiences With The Public School Choice Option Provided By The No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001|
|Rebecca||Woolston||2001||Faculty Perceptions of Dean Transitions: Does Trust Matter? An Interpretive Case Study of Organizational Trust and Organizational Culture|
|Debra||Wright||1995||Meeting Graduate Student Needs Through Alternative Programs: An Analysis of the Impact of Factors Related to Student Choice|
|Nian||Zhu||2001||The Effects of Teachers' Flow Experiences on the Cognitive Engagement of Students|
|James||Zoll||1990||A Learning Center Assessment Tool for the Assessment of Academic Services of a Private Learning Center|
|Sally||Zoll||1990||An Evaluation Instrument for the Selection of an Integrated Learning System|
|Gary||Zomalt||1997||Implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Community Mental Health Center: Effect on Morale|
|Adriana||Zylmans||1991||Ethnic Inclusion Strategies for the World Affairs Council: A Case Study|