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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.

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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.

Student NameProgramDefense Information
Santosh PatilPhD in Mechanical Engineering

3/27/19 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

Andreea BordeianuPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

3/12/19 at 3 PM
in 436 PH

Nancy CareyPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

3/12/19 at 1 PM
in 436 PH

Danielle SmithPhD in Reading Education

3/11/19 at 2:30 PM
in 488 PH

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
in 378 MSC

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

Christina McKeePhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

3/6/19 at 2:30 PM
in 202 DH

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