Mobile Navigation Menu Icon. 3 horizontal gold bars.

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
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
TBA

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

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

Brian MeriweatherPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

12/13/18 at 4:30 PM
in 493 PH

Nahed AlnahashPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

12/7/18 at 3 PM
in 347 EC

Stephanie AshburnPhD in Applied Mathematical Sciences

12/6/18 at 10 AM
in 102 MSC

Christi LowerPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

12/6/18 at 10 AM
in 493 PH

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