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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Last Name
Year Graduated
GregorioPonce2001A Case Study of Shared Governance at Imperial Valley CollegeMore detail
JuneScopinich1987A College Athletic Department - An Example of a High Performance System Existing in an Organized Anarchy Known as a University Higher Education OrganizationMore detail
ConstanceGillan2002A Comparative Case Study: Aircrew Adaptive Decision MakingMore 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
KarenClark1986A Comparative Study of the Attitude and Knowledge of Suicide Between High School Students and High School TeachersMore detail
RoderickMatheson1992A Comparative Study of the Perceived Job Satisfaction of Site Administrators in San Diego City SchoolsMore detail
SusanBowers Smith2002A Cross Study of Teacher Perceptions of Program Design and Teaching Efficacy: The Seaview Reading Support ProgramMore detail
SandraHill1995A Decade of Home Schooling in Saskatchewan, Canada 1984-1995: A Case StudyMore detail
NoeliaVela1989A Delphi Study of California Community College Counselors' Responsibilities and Competencies for the 1990's as Perceived by Chief Student Services AdministratorsMore detail
RosemaryGoodyear1987A Descriptive Correlational Study of the Decision-Making Patterns of Nurse Practitioners in Primary CareMore detail
StanleyFasci1993A Framework of Transformational Leadership Concepts Proposed for Undergraduate College and University Student Development and Student Affairs Leadership ProgramsMore detail
O.Powell2001A Historical Perspective of the Freedom Schools: Implications for Social ChangeMore detail
TeresaMcNeil1986A History of Catholic School Education in San Diego County, California, From 1850-1936More detail
NanHaugen1990A History of Women's Intercollege Athletics in San Diego County Community College From 1955-1972More detail
JamesZoll1990A Learning Center Assessment Tool for the Assessment of Academic Services of a Private Learning CenterMore detail
FrederickPreston1997A Measure of Perceived Power in Influencing Change Among Selected Education Participants in AlbertaMore detail
KurtBarnes2003A Model Health-Related Elementary Physical Education Program for Saipan: Teacher's Knowledge, Attitudes, and PracticesMore detail
KarenWarn1994A Model Part-time Bachelor's Degree Program for Adults at California Public Research InstitutionsMore detail
CrystalDujowich2014A Multi-level Investigation of Leadership Effectiveness and Systems Awareness in the Leadership Circle ProfileMore detail
AngieMays1999A Professional Competency Survey of Organizational Consultants in San Diego CountyMore detail
PatriciaHarvard1988A Qualitative Analysis of Successful Management Behaviors of Black Female Administrators in Higher EducationMore detail
LeslieHennessy2014A Qualitative Study of the Creative Decision Making Approaches of MacArthur FellowsMore detail
JanetChrispeels1990A Study of Factors Contributing to Achieving and Sustaining Effectiveness in Elementary SchoolsMore detail
MiriamKaeser, O.S.F.1987A Study of Feminine Role Models Selected by Catholic WomenMore detail
SheilaWilliams1991A Study of Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Intended Changes Within the County Government of San DiegoMore detail
WilliamConroy III2001A Study of Officers' Opportunities to Use Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Course on the JobMore detail
RichardBarker1990A Study of Planned Organizational Change at General DynamicsMore detail
WilliamShine1986A Study of Retention and Leadership: A Process Model of TurnoverMore detail
RitaKing1988A Study of Shared Instructional Leadership by Mentor Teachers in Southern CaliforniaMore detail
RebeccaGillespie2003A Study of Technology Implementation in Two School Districts: The Dynamics of Leadership and ChangeMore detail
AlexKodiath1987A Study of the Commonalties and Differences of Male and Female Spiritual LeadersMore 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
RonaldWilliams1989A Study of the Impact of a Quality Circle on a Public Secondary School in Southern CaliforniaMore 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
GailPrentiss1983A Study of the Organizational Effectiveness of the Academic Senate for California Community CollegesMore detail
NickiHarrington1993A Survey of Teaching Strategies Used in California Community College Nursing Programs to Foster Critical ThinkingMore detail
LynettePatton1987A Synthesis of Dissertation Research on Faculty-Role Stressors in Nursing EducationMore detail
PatriciaRhodes2014A Tale of Two Schools: The Spiritual Development of Leaders in Protestant SeminariesMore detail
SheridanBarker1998A Teachers' Perspective From Within a School Leadership Team: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
RichardAshden, D.C.1998A Theoretical Perspective of the Factors That Relate to the Functional Independence of Mature AdultsMore detail
PaulaKelly1988Accessing a Global Language: A Comparison of G-Telp and TOEFL PerformanceMore detail
RonaldLancia2013Accounting For The Attrition Of African American Males In An Academic Support SettingMore detail
Sheri Guseman2006Acts 2:24 in 2006: Examining Small Group Discussion in an American Mega-ChurchMore detail
ToniPfister2007Adapted Physical Education Enrollment Issues and Exercise Mediators for Students with Disabilities in San Diego County Community CollegesMore detail
SuzanneFitch1987Adolescents With Learning & Behavior Handicaps as Behavior ModifiersMore detail
EmilyMarx2012Advising to Promote Self-authorship: Exploring Advising Strategies and Advisor Characteristics Among New Student Affairs ProfessionalsMore detail
JacquelynFreiberg1994Affecting Change Synergistically: An Interpretive Case Study of Leadership Relationships at Southwest AirlinesMore detail
DouglasHoey2001Aligning Practice With Vision: Leadership for Developing Character and Employability AttributesMore detail
JoannaDoonan1998An Analysis of Dialogue for Understanding Educators' Stress: Implications for Voice, Listening, and LeadershipMore detail
JeanneAtherton1987An Analysis of Perceptual Differences and Congruities Between California Community College Chancellors and Presidents in Multi-College Districts Regarding the Decision Making Role of the PresidentsMore detail
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