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Graduate School

O'Dowd Hall, Room 520
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2700
gradinfo@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Graduate School

O'Dowd Hall, Room 520
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2700
gradinfo@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Student wearing a blue suit presenting his project to a professor

Defense Announcements

There are three phases to a dissertation defense:

Public Presentation of the Dissertation and Defense

In the public lecture or presentation, the candidate is expected to share the results of his or her dissertation research with the dissertation committee and audience. This presentation may vary in length depending on the circumstances and discipline. At the end of this public presentation, members of the dissertation committee, as well as members of the audience are encouraged to direct questions to the candidate pertaining to the research.

The Dissertation Committee's Meeting with the Candidate

At the conclusion of the public presentation and defense, the dissertation committee members will meet privately with the candidate to pose further questions about the candidate's research or to address issues related to the dissertation manuscript. The dissertation committee can ask the candidate to address these additional questions or changes to the manuscript. The dissertation committee chair presides at this meeting.

Evaluation of the Candidate's Performance

Upon completion of the public presentation and defense and the private meeting, the dissertation committee members, in the absence of the candidate and the audience, discuss the candidate's performance and decide whether or not she or he has passed the defense. The committee chair or one of the co-chairs leads the discussion and communicates the result to the candidate.

Student NameProgramDefense Information
Roshan TimilsinaPhD in Biomedical Sciences: Medical Physics

10/24/19 at 9:39 AM
in 225 HH

Jeffrey MedleyPhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

9/27/19 at 12:05 PM
in 120 MSC

Julienne BaxaPhD in Reading Education

9/6/19 at 2 PM
in 488 PH

Waleed AldosariPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

9/4/19 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Tamara SmeltzerPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

8/19/19 at 1 PM
in 493 PH

Mansour AlshaikhsalehPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

8/16/19 at 10 AM 
in 347 EC

Annette SkowronskaPhD in Mechanical Engineering

8/7/19 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Madan KrishnamurthyPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

7/12/19 at 11 AM
in 347 EC

Lisa KeiperPhD in Education: Early Childhood Education

7/11/19 at 12 PM
in 436 PH

Abdulrahman AlzahraniPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

7/11/19 at 9:30 AM
in 347 EC

Ali AlshehriPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

7/10/19 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Modar HoraniPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

7/9/19 at 2 PM
in 347 EC

Liu LiuPhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

7/2/19 at 12 PM
in 104 MSC

Korin VisocchiPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

6/27/19 at 2 PM
in 493 PH

Wendy AndrusakPhD in Education: Early Childhood Education

6/20/19 at 10 AM
in 494 PH

Niko KasoPhD in Applied Mathematical Sciences

6/10/19 at 4:30 PM
in 372 MSC

Christopher SlonPhD in Systems Engineering

6/3/19 at 1 PM
in 347 EC

Sarah PazurPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

5/30/19 at 2 PM
in 493 PH

Afua YorkePhD in Biomedical Sciences: Medical Physics

5/24/19 at 2 PM
in 185 MSC

Xinhui WangPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

5/22/19 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Haythem AlhumudPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

5/10/19 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Bao YangPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

5/8/19 at 9 AM
in 347 EC

Santosh PatilPhD in Mechanical Engineering

3/27/19 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Andreea BordeianuPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

3/12/19 at 3 PM
in 436 PH

Nancy CareyPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

3/12/19 at 1 PM
in 436 PH

Danielle SmithPhD in Reading Education

3/11/19 at 2:30 PM
in 488 PH

Ali AlqazzazPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

3/11/19 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Christopher MelekianPhD in Applied Mathematical Sciences

3/8/19 at 3 PM
in 378 MSC

Iyad MansourPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

3/7/19 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Junrui LiPhD in Mechanical Engineering

3/7/19 at 1 PM
in 347 EC

Christina McKeePhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

3/6/19 at 2:30 PM
in 202 DH

Maria BeamPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

3/4/19 at 12 PM
in 436 PH

Alaa AlaerjanPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

3/4/19 at 11 AM 
in 347 EC

Jason DavisPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

3/4/19 at 10 AM
in 436 PH

Brian WummelPhD in Education: Counseling

3/1/19 at 11 AM
in 493 PH

Eleanore GlassPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

2/28/19 at 2 PM
in 493 PH

Suraj Singh BhamraPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

2/15/19 at 3 PM
in 347 EC

Kyle CurtisPhD in Education: Early Childhood Education

2/14/19 at 12 PM
in 436 PH

Jian ZhuPhD in Mechanical Engineering

2/14/19 at 10:30 AM
in 347 EC

Mazen AlobaidiPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

2/13/19 at 12 PM
in 347 EC

Ahmad AlshammariPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

2/11/19 at 9:30 AM
in 347 EC

Abdulaziz AlshammariPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

1/31/19 at 1 PM
in 347 EC

Sulaiman AlhaidariPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

1/30/19 at 9 AM
in 347 EC