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Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning

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 Study and Lifelong Learning

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
Chuanlin TaoPhD in Mechanical Engineering

11/15/18 at 9 AM
in 470 EC

James IsabiryePhD in Music Education

11/14/18 at 5 PM
in 488 PH

Ellen GajewskiPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

11/13/18 at 2 PM
in 488 PH

Virgiliu-Adrian SavuPhD in Mechanical Engineering

11/2/18 at 1 PM
in 347 EC

Karen DonoughePhD in Education: Counseling

11/2/18 at 12 PM
in 488 PH

Ghassan AbedPhD in Mechanical Engineering

11/1/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

La Toi Shire SmithPhD in Education: Counseling

10/31/18 at 9:30 AM
in 493 PH

Sam KassoumehPhD in Systems Engineering

10/29/18 at 2 PM
in 347 EC

Guilherme Sobreira LopesPhD in Psychology

10/26/18 at 1 PM
in 130 PH

Scott FaustPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

10/26/18 at 1:30 PM
in 347 EC

Mitchell KirwanPhD in Psychology

10/26/18 at 10 AM
in Ambassador Room B (Oakland Center)

Michelle CadePhD in Education: Educational Leadership

10/25/18 at 12 PM
in 360 PH

Hani AlshahraniPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

10/25/18 at 9 AM
in 347 EC

Patrick AdamsPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

10/24/18 at 9 AM
in 493 PH

Bingxu WangPhD in Mechanical Engineering

10/23/17 at 9 PM
in 470 EC

Xiangrong GengPhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

10/23/18 at 12 PM
TBD

Wedad AlawadPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

10/22/18 at 10 AM 
in 347 EC

Wen WuPhD in Reading Education

10/19/18 at 10 AM
in 488 PH

Ghaith Al-RefaiPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

10/18/18 at 12 PM
in 347 EC

Maged KafafyPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

10/9/18 at 2 PM
in 347 EC

Lisa ReevesPhD in Educational Leadership

10/9/18 at 2:30 PM
in 204 PH

Issam MashalPhD in Mechanical Engineering

10/5/18 at 9:30 AM
in 347 EC

Moath SababhaPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

10/1/18 at 1:30 PM
in 347 EC

Tony BazziPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

9/14/18 at 9 AM
in 347 EC

Ali AlharbiPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

9/12/18 at 9 AM
in 347 EC

Hoda SharifiPhD in Biomedical Sciences: Medical Physics

9/6/18 at 10 AM
in 185 MSC

Jason GorskiPhD in Systems Engineering

9/5/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

June TeisanPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

8/13/18 at 1 PM
in 493 PH

Murphy O'DeaPhD in Mechanical Engineering

7/23/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Rhonda DilibertiPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

7/11/18 at 10 AM
in 436 PH

Ke QuPhD in Biomedical Sciences: Health and Environmental Chemistry

7/9/18 at 2 PM
in 168 MSC

Susan SabraPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

6/13/18 at 12 PM
in 347 EC

Bernard SiaPhD in Mechanical Engineering 

5/31/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Swathi VaddePhD in Systems Engineering 

4/23/18 at 2 PM
in 347 EC

Zahraddeen GwarzoPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

4/17/18 at 2 PM
in 347 EC

Jennifer KorenchukPhD in Education: Counseling

3/14/18 at 1:30 PM
in 484 PH

Alcia Armentris FreemanPhD in Education: Counseling

3/14/18 at 12:30 PM
in 436 PH

Pawel MarcinekPhD in Applied Mathematical Sciences

3/13/18 at 3 PM
in 378 MSC

Karimah SweetPhD in Applied Mathematical Sciences

3/13/18 at 12 PM
in 378 MSC

Paula LaurenPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

3/13/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Lauren WellsPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

3/12/18 at 1 PM
in 360 PH

Chris ShrevePhD in Education: Counseling

3/12/18 at 12 PM
in TBA

Mohammed AlghassabPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

3/12/18 at 9 AM
in 347 EC 

Sherry Wynn PerduePhD in Education: Educational Leadership

3/9/18 at 3 PM 
in 493 PH

Hatem ElgothamyPhD in Systems Engineering 

3/9/18 at 3 PM
in 347 EC

Bryant JonesPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

3/9/18 at 12:30 PM
in 347 EC

Themistoklis KoutsellisPhD in Mechanical Engineering

3/8/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Abdrahamane TraorePhD in Systems Engineering

3/7/18 at 3 PM
in 347 EC

Ali AlqudaihiPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

3/7/18 at 11:45 AM
in 347 EC

Karie A. AltmanPhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

3/6/18 at 12 PM
in 164 MSC

Vasiliki TsianikasPhD in Mechanical Engineering 

3/6/18 at 8:30 AM
in 347 EC

Hamzeh AlzubiPhD in Systems Engineering

3/5/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Sandra HulmePhD in Education: Early Childhood Education

3/5/18 at 10 AM
in 436 PH

Dhrgam Al KafafPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

3/2/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Kharananda SharmaPhD in Biomedical Sciences: Medical Physics

3/1/18 at 2 PM
in 378 MSC

LaTricia ClarkPhD in Education: Early Childhood Education

2/28/18 at 1 PM
in 436 PH

Sami AlbouqPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

1/29/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Xin ZhangPhD in Reading Education

1/23/18 at 10 AM
in 488 PH

Li PeiPhD in Reading Education

1/18/18 at 1 PM
in 488 PH

Abdullah Al-RefaiPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

1/12/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC