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
A.Bowden2002Collaborative Leadership In Middle Schools and Teacher Job Satisfaction: A Search for RelationshipsMore detail
AdolfoGonzales1996Historical Case Study: San Diego and Tijuana Border Region Relationship With the San Diego Police Department 1957-1994More detail
AdrianaZylmans1991Ethnic Inclusion Strategies for the World Affairs Council: A Case StudyMore detail
AlanGrant1992Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Delphi Study of New Venture Success FactorsMore detail
AlanNelson1994Leadership Training of Ministerial Students in Evangelical Institutions of Higher EducationMore detail
AlanaNicastro2004Wresting and Arresting Sense In Academe: The Complicated Discursive Structures of Female Assistant ProfessorsMore detail
AlexKodiath1987A Study of the Commonalties and Differences of Male and Female Spiritual LeadersMore detail
AlexaderLehman2014Engineering, Teaching, and Technology: A Nationwide Assessment of Instructional Internet Use by Engineering FacultyMore detail
AlysonCaouette1995The Phenomenon of Flow Among Classroom Teachers and the Implications for Leadership PracticeMore detail
Amy Fraher2002The Development of the Tavistock and Tavistock -Inspired Group Relations Movement in Great Britain and the United States: A Comparative and Historical PerspectiveMore detail
AndreMurphy2002Perception And Reality: An Empirical Assessment Of Navy Leadership Styles And Business Process Reengineering OutcomesMore detail
AndreaMcMullen2014Understanding the Development of Global Leadership Competencies: A Case Study in the Bioscience IndustryMore detail
AngieMays1999A Professional Competency Survey of Organizational Consultants in San Diego CountyMore detail
AnitaRogers1994Barriers to Community: The Development of an Instrument to Assess Components of PrejudiceMore detail
AnnaNewton1988Leadership and Development: A Study of Higher Education Academic AdministratorsMore detail
AnthonySmith1987Shared Organizational Culture and Leader Communication: A Study of CorrelationMore detail
AntoniaSpadaro1997The Wrath of Ignorance: Schizophrenic Policies in Access to Health Care for Undocumented LatinasMore detail
AudreyBarrett2008The Nonprofit Ethics Survey: A Contextual ApproachMore detail
BarbaraBroderick1988Naturalistic Inquiry: An Appropriate Method for Evaluating Customer Training - A Case Study of a Computer System Value-Added ResellerMore detail
BarbaraLincoln2000Career and Family: A Qualitative Study of Working MothersMore detail
BarbaraLeWinter1986A Study of the Influence of Logo on Locus of Control, Attitudes Toward Mathematics, and Problem-Solving Ability in Children in Grades 4, 5, 6More detail
BarbaraJudy1984Kindergarten Admission Procedures in Independent Schools With Suggested GuidelinesMore detail
BarbaraTrent1993An Evaluation of Student Perceptions of Academic Advising in a RN/BSN Distance Educational Nursing ProgramMore detail
BarbaraGilliss1994Organizations of the Future: An Analysis of Current Literature and a New ModelMore detail
BeatrizVillarreal1989An Analysis of the Special Education Services for Children and Youth in Costa RicaMore detail
BerthaPendleton1989The Schools of the Future Commission of San Diego City Schools: An Ethnographic StudyMore detail
Bonnie Dowd2003The Relationship Between Decision-Making and Accountability: A Case Study of Two State Community College SystemsMore detail
BrendaCampbell2002Genre Studies: Temporary Homogeneous Grouping to Improve Reading or Merely Another Form of Tracking?More detail
BrianMatthews2004Leaders' Influence on School Recruiting: A Case Study of an International SchoolMore detail
BrianMoffitt1998Identification of Core Multidisciplinary Competencies in an Integrated Public Health and Human Service SystemMore detail
CandaceAiani2009Developing an Instrument to Measure the Degree of Implementation of Information Literacy CurriculumMore detail
CandiceFrancis1990Profiles in Faculty Leadership: The Experience of 1985-86 California Community College Senate PresidentsMore detail
CaraMiller2012The Classroom as a Community of InquiryMore detail
CarenSax1999Diversity, Collaboration, Reflective Practice and Technology in Professional Education Programs: Strategic Choices for Higher EducationMore detail
CarmenBarcena1993Bicultural Women in Monocultural Organizations: Professional Hispanic Women's Experiences of Diversity and Their Recommendations for OrganizationsMore detail
CarolynSalerno1991A Study of the Differences Between Classrooms Using a Meaning-Centered Approach and a Code-Centered Approach in the First Year Implementation of the California English-Language Arts FrameworkMore detail
CatrionaMoran2007Teachers' Perceptions of a 360-degree Feedback ProcessMore detail
CharlesFriedrichs2001The Effect of Professional Growth Opportunities as Determined by California Public High School Instrumental Music TeachersMore detail
CharlesAlgaier2003Job Satisfaction, Leadership Styles, and Teaching Practices among CNMI Public Elementary School TeachersMore detail
CharlesGirvin III2001The Role of a Middle School Assistant Principal in Establishing and Maintaining Positive School ClimateMore detail
CherylGetz1998Observing the Spirit of Resilience: The Relationship Between Life Experiences and Success in Higher Education for African American StudentsMore detail
ChrisProcello2008Evaluating the Effectiveness of Provosts in Building a Student Learning Assessment-Supportive Organizational Culture:A Multiple-Site Evaluatoin Within the California State University SystemMore detail
ChristianeSorenson2010Balancing Act: A Study of International School Heads' Efforts to Manage the Professional and Personal Aspects of Their LivesMore detail
ChristinaChiriboga-Hahn2003An Evaluation Study of a Community College Administrative Leadership Development ProgramMore detail
ChristineCecil1997Enter the Water Carriers: Embracing Parenting Experience in Work TeamsMore detail
ClaraEder1999California African-American Infant Mortality Prevention: A Prospective StudyMore detail
ClaudiaChavez McKay 2010The Contributions of the UnwantedMore detail
ConstanceGillan2002A Comparative Case Study: Aircrew Adaptive Decision MakingMore detail
CrystalDujowich2014A Multi-level Investigation of Leadership Effectiveness and Systems Awareness in the Leadership Circle ProfileMore detail
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