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: Vaishali Pansare, M.D., Department of Pathology

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Duane Mezwa, M.D., Stephan Sharf Dean OUWB School of Medicine
Committee on Committees
  • Committee Chair: Douglas Gould, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Duane Mezwa, M.D., Stephan Sharf Dean of OUWB School of Medicine
Committee for Admissions
  • Committee Chair: Rebecca Pratt, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Robert Noiva, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Preclinical Education
  • Daniel Kallenberger, M.S., Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Services
Curriculum Committee
  • Committee Chair: Virginia Uhley, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Member:

  • David Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Preclinical Education
Student Performance Review Committee (SPRC)
  • Committee Chair: James Grogan, Ph.D., 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: J. Michael Wiater, M.D., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ex-Officio Member:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Committee on Research
  • Committee Chair: Matthew Simms, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Richard Kennedy, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research
  • David Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Preclinical Education
Committee on Faculty Recognition
  • Committee Chair: Jickssa Gemechu, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Committee on Student Awards
  • Committee Chair: Sarah Lerchenfeldt, Pharm.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex-Officio Member:

  • Sandra LaBlance, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Career Development
Committee on Admissions Recruitment Scholarship
  • Committee Chair: Stefanie Attardi, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex Officio Member:

  • Robert Noiva, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Preclinical Education
Committee on Continuum of Medical Education
  • Committee Chair: Jeffrey Devries. M.D., Department of Pediatrics

Ex Officio Member:

  • David Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Preclinical Education
Scholarship Committee
  • Committee Chair: Kara Sawarynski, Ph.D., Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ex Officio Members:

  • Stephen Collard, CMA, Vice Dean for Business & Administration
  • Robert Noiva, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Preclinical Education
  • Claus Weisman, Senior Director of Development 
Faculty Due Process Committee
  • Committee Chair: James Grogan, Ph.D., Department ofFoundational Medical Studies

Ex Officio Members:

  • Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Faculty Assembly
The Spring 2021 Faculty Assembly Meeting was held March 25, 2021. 
The meeting may be found in its entirety at  https://youtu.be/mqVcBKS6F9w

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