During the summer of 1994, 64 university teacher preparation programs in deaf education and 62 instructional programs providing direct services to deaf and hard of hearing students participated in surveys designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the content and delivery system of Gallaudet University's Doctoral Program in Deaf Education in terms of meeting the need for leadership personnel in the field. Survey questions addressed the supply of doctoral level leadership personnel for recently advertised university or school leadership positions. Other questions addressed strategies university teacher preparation programs could use to attract more currently employed leadership personnel for Ph.D. study, and better prepare future them for positions as researchers or teacher educators in the education of deaf and hard of hearing students. Data support the need for additional leadership personnel for faculty positions in university teacher preparation programs and in instructional programs. Data also provide direction for teacher preparation programs to better address the need for leadership personnel in the field.