Faculty Governance 



The faculty members of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine have certain responsibilities and privileges that operate through the system known as faculty governance. The philosophy and regulations on which faculty governance is based are in compliance with the standards set forth by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education and are described in the Constitution of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. The Bylaws of the Faculty are intended to supplement the Constitution.

The OUWB Faculty Handbook is written to orient members of the OUWB faculty to the school's mission, vision, values and goals, its administrative structure, organization, policies and procedures.

For more information, please contact medfacaffairs@oakland.edu.

OUWB Committees

For charges of the committees, please refer to the bylaws.

Executive Committee
  • Committee Chair: Paul Misch, M.D., Department of Family Medicine

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Robert McAuley, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Educational Information Technology
Committee on Committees
  • Committee Chair: Virginia Uhley, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Committee for Admissions
  • Committee Chair: Jason Wasserman, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Robert Noiva, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Preclinical Education
Curriculum Committee
  • Committee Chair: Tracey Taylor, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Robert Noiva, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Preclinical Education
Student Performance Review Committee (SPRC)
  • Committee Chair: Doug Gould, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Foundational Medical  Studies

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Robert McAuley, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Educational Information Technology
Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (CAPT)
  • Committee Chair: George Williams, M.D., Department of Opthalmology

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Committee on Research
  • Committee Chair: Robert Swor, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Richard Kennedy, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research
Committee on Faculty Recognition
  • Committee Chair: Stephanie Swanberg, MSI, Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Committee on Student Awards
  • Committee Chair: Keith Engwall, MSLIS, Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Sandra LaBlance, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Career Development
Committee on Student Research
  • Committee Chair: Matthew Sims, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Internal Medicine

Ex Officio Members:

  • Richard Kennedy, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research
Scholarship Committee
  • Committee Chair: Victoria Lucia, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex Officio Members:

  • Richard Kelley, MBA, Senior Director of Development
  • Cheryl Verbruggen, MSA, Vice Dean for Business and Administration
Faculty Due Process Committee
  • Committee Chair: Duane Mezwa, M.D., Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Ex Officio Members:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Faculty Assembly

Spring 2019 Faculty Assembly Meeting: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

View videos of the faculty assembly meetings on OUWB's YouTube page.

To view the Faculty Assembly Meeting Minutes, please contact medfacaffairs@oakland.edu.

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