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Graduate School

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 School

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.

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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.

Defense information

Defense date, time and room number:

  • 12/9/19 at 1:30 PM in 436 PH
    • Daniel Haas 
    • PhD in Education: Educational Leadership 
  • 12/3/19 at 11 AM in 436 PH
  • 11/26/19 at 1 PM in 436 PH 
  • 11/1/19 at 11 AM in 347 EC
  • 10/31/19 at 10:30 AM in 347 EC
  • 10/28/19 at 1 PM in 347 EC
  • 10/25/19 at 12 PM in 347 EC
    • Meng Xu
    • PhD in Mechanical Engineering 
  • 10/25/19 at 9 AM in 347 EC
  • 10/24/19 at 9:30 AM in 225 HH
  • 10/23/19 at 10 AM in 347 EC
    • Rui Zhu
    • School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • 10/14/19 at 10 AM in 347 EC
  • 10/14/19 at 10 AM in 225 HH
    • Lu Lin
    • PhD in Biomedical Sciences: Health and Environmental Chemistry
  • 10/9/19 at 9 AM in 347 EC
  • 9/27/19 at 12:05 PM in 120 MSC
  • 9/6/19 at 2 PM in 488 PH
  • 9/4/19 at 10 AM in 347 EC
  • 8/19/19 at 1 PM in 493 PH
  • 8/16/19 at 10 AM in 347 EC
  • 8/7/19 at 10 AM in 347 EC
  • 7/12/19 at 11 AM in 347 EC
  • 7/11/19 at 12 PM in 436 PH
    • Lisa Keiper
    • PhD in Education: Early Childhood Education 
  • 7/11/19 at 9:30 AM in 347 EC
  • 7/10/19 at 10 AM in 347 EC
  • 7/9/19 at 2 PM in 347 EC
  • 7/2/19 at 12 PM in 104 MSC
    • Liu Liu
    • PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences 
  • 6/27/19 at 2 PM in 493 PH
  • 6/20/19 at 10 AM in 494 PH
  • 6/10/19 at 4:30 PM in 372 MSC
  • 6/3/19 at 1 PM in 347 EC
  • 5/30/19 at 2 PM in 493 PH
  • 5/24/19 at 2 PM in 185 MSC
    • Afua Yorke
    • PhD in Biomedical Sciences: Medical Physics 
  • 5/22/19 at 10 AM in 347 EC
  • 5/10/19 at 10 AM in 347 EC
  • 5/8/19 at 9 AM in 347 EC
    • Bao Yang
    • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering 
  • 3/27/19 at 10 AM in 347 EC
  • 3/12/19 at 3 PM in 436 PH
  • 3/12/19 at 1 PM in 436 PH
  • 3/11/19 at 2:30 PM in 488 PH
  • 3/11/19 at 10 AM in 347 EC
  • 3/8/19 at 3 PM in 378 MSC
  • 3/7/19 at 1 PM in 347 EC
  • 3/7/19 at 10 AM in 347 EC
  • 3/6/19 at 2:30 PM in 202 DH
  • 3/4/19 at 12 PM in 436 PH
    • Maria Beam
    • PhD in Education: Educational Leadership 
  • 3/4/19 at 11 AM in 347 EC
  • 3/4/19 at 10 AM in 436 PH
  • 3/1/19 at 11 AM in 493 PH
  • 2/28/19 at 2 PM in 493 PH
  • 2/15/19 at 3 PM in 347 EC
  • 2/14/19 at 12 PM in 347 EC
  • 2/14/19 at 10:30 AM in 347 EC
  • 2/13/19 at 12 PM in 347 EC
  • 2/11/19 at 9:30 AM in 347 EC
  • 1/31/19 at 1 PM in 347 EC
  • 1/30/19 at 9 AM in 347 EC