Honors College

Oak View Hall, Room 210
509 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4450
Fax: (248) 370-4479

Faculty and Staff

The Honors College dean and course committee selects from the full range of Oakland’s faculty, which means you can access the expertise of an entire comprehensive doctoral/research university. Our classes are small, personal and focused on success. You will have Honors College friends and colleagues in every major, every department, and in every discipline. As your faculty, staff and advisers, we support personal excellence.

Administration & staff
  Contact Information
Dr. Graeme Harper, Dean

About Dean Harper


 (248) 370-4450

Karen Conn, Administrative Assistant


 (248) 370-4419

Michelle BrenneckeMichelle Brennecke, Office Assistant (Main Office)


(248) 370-4450

MichelDr. Roberta Michel, Faculty Fellow

About Dr. Michel
Anne Jackson

Anne Jackson, Honors Advising Coordinator

About Anne


Anne Holtvluwer, Academic Adviser

About our Advisors



(Call main office for appt.)

Preeti Gulati, Academic Adviser

About our Advisors



(Call main office for appt.)

Megan Czarnowski, Graduate Assistant

About our Grad Assistants

HC Council
The Honors College Council is the governing body of The Honors College and is made up of a dedicated and diverse group of Oakland faculty as well as select student research interns. Chosen faculty members are generally asked to serve a three-year term on the council while new student members are selected annually.

The council meets every other month for updates on Honors College events and programs, to approve senior thesis proposals and conduct Honors College business.

Council Faculty Members
Amy Banes-BerceliDepartment of Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor
Eddie ChengDepartment of Mathematics and Statistics
Distinguished Professor
Matthew FailsDepartment of Political Science
Associate Professor, Political Science
Darrin HannaDepartment of Engineering & Computer Science
Associate Professor of Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science
David KidgerDepartment of Music
Associate Professor of Musicology
Ji-Eun LeeSchool of Education and Human Services
Associate Professor, Teacher Development and Educational Studies
Sanela MarticDepartment of Chemistry
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Erin MeyersDepartment of Communication and Journalism>br/>Assistant Professor, Communications
Thomas RaffelDepartment of Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor, Biological Studies
Brad RothDepartment of Physics
Professor, Physics
Kathleen SpencerSchool of Nursing
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Christopher WilsonSchool of Health Sciences
Assistant Professor, Physical Therarpy
Susan WoodDepartment of Art and Art History
Professor, Art History
Virgil Zeigler-HillDepartment of Psychology
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Training
Faculty Forms
Faculty Forms

Thesis/Mentor Forms