Dissertation Timeline Umich Football

Before the Oral Defense

View your committee on Wolverine Access to verify that it is correct. This can be found on your unofficial transcript or the “View My Committee Information” link under Student Business: Academic Records. If adjustments need to be made, have your program submit a reviseddissertation committee form immediately. It is recommended that you complete this step at least 6 months prior to the defense.

At least three weeks prior to the oral defense, register online for a pre-defense meeting. Choose either the group pre-defense meeting (an in person meeting with other students and OARD staff) or the remote (e-mail) pre-defense meeting option. When registering, you will provide your name; program; U-M identification number; defense date, time, and location; and information about your committee members, including e-mail addresses.

Begin viewing your committee on Wolverine Access three days prior to your defense to confirm all members have submitted their evaluation. (All members must complete an evaluation before OARD can authorize the defense.) After confirming all evaluations have been received, your Oral Report form (that all members must sign at the defense) will be available to print through the online evaluation system. Be sure that a copy of that form is taken to the oral defense and signed by the committee members.

Register for a Pre-Defense Meeting
PLEASE NOTE: You must register at least three weeks before the date of your defense.

After the Oral Defense

Submit all of the required content revisions and corrections to your committee chair for approval.

Arrange for a post-defense meeting that must take place before the doctoral deadline. If the final deadline is exceeded, you will be required to enroll in the full term in which degree requirements are completed and pay tuition for 8 credit hours.

Remote Option

Send an e-mail to oard.staff@umich.edu, providing your name, program and U-M identification number. In the subject line of the e-mail, please use “Rackham Post-Defense Remote Option.” An OARD staff member will e-mail you the link and instructions to submit the complete, final, correctly formatted digital copy of the dissertation which will be the official copy of record. You will need to copy and paste the text of your abstract during the online submission (note that special characters cannot be accommodated and the word limit is 550).

Individual Meeting Option

Register for your Individual Meeting.

Register for a Post-Defense Meeting
Please allow at least two working days for a response.

Before Attending the Post-Defense Meeting

During the Post-Defense Meeting

  • Submit a complete, final, correctly formatted PDF copy of the dissertation (to be the official copy on record in the University Library’s Deep Blue digital archive). You will be prompted to copy and paste the text of your abstract during the online submission. (Please note that special characters cannot be accommodated).
  • After you submit the dissertation online, an OARD staff member will perform a final format check of your dissertation. If format revisions are required, you will need to make the corrections and re-upload the dissertation.
  • Verify that your committee Chair has submitted the Final Oral Examination Report and the Certificate of Dissertation Committee Approval to Rackham OARD.
  • Students are encouraged to submit the final digital copy of their dissertation to ProQuest the world’s largest permanent archive of doctoral dissertations. Abstracts of dissertations submitted to ProQuest are listed with the Library of Congress collections and are published in Dissertation Abstracts International.
  • OARD can provide certification of degree completion at your request after all requirements have been met.
  • If the final deadline is not met, you must register and pay for an 8 hour enrollment in the term the final degree requirements are completed.
  • Your diploma and transcript will not be issued if monies are owed. Verify your financial status with the Student Financial Services (phone (734) 764-7447). Diploma information may be found at the Registrar’s website.

Last updated: August 1, 2017 - 9:07am

First NameLast NameProgramDissertation TitleDate and TimeLocationChair
KathrynO'ConnorKinesiologyConcussion among military service academy members: Identifying risk factors, recovery trajectories, and the role of mental health00Monday, March 12, 2018, 9:00 amEarl Lewis Room Rackham BuildingSteven P Broglio
KatherineCrockerEcology & Evolutionary BiologyThe Past is Never Dead, it Isn?t Even Past: Maternal Environment Affects Multiple Generations of Offspring via Hormone Provisioning01Monday, March 12, 2018, 10:00 amTBDMark D Hunter
SelinMerdanIndustrial & Operations EngOPTIMIZATION AND MACHINE LEARNING METHODS FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING OF PROSTATE CANCER02Monday, March 12, 2018, 12:30 pmROOM 2717, IOEBrian Denton
MelissaLeeChemistryRemote C-H Functionalization of Aliphatic Amines03Monday, March 12, 2018, 1:00 pmChemistry 1706Melanie S Sanford
MargaretEchelbargerPsychologyThe Influence of Variety and Scarcity on Children's Decision Making04Monday, March 12, 2018, 1:00 pmEARL LEWIS ROOM, RACKHAMSusan A Gelman
RungrojJintamethasawatBiomedical EngineeringSpeed of Sound and Attenuation Imaging of Compressed Breast using Limited Angle Ultrasound Tomography05Monday, March 12, 2018, 1:30 pmTAUB LIB 2903, Taubman LibraryOliver Daniel Kripfgans and Xueding Wang
ThomasZaikosMicrobiology & ImmunologyCharacterization and Elimination of the HIV Reservoir06Monday, March 12, 2018, 3:00 pm2901 Med. Sci 2Kathleen L Collins
ViswambharaMakamMathematicsInvariant Theory, Tensors and Computational Complexity07Monday, March 12, 2018, 5:00 pmEH B844Harm Derksen and Andrew Snowden
AudraMcMillanMathematicsDifferential Privacy, Property Testing and Perturbations.08Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 10:00 amMason Hall 1449Anna Catherine Gilbert
SoniaRobinsonEpidemiological ScienceNutrition in middle childhood and externalizing and internalizing problems in adolescence09Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 1:30 pmSPH2 1112Eduardo Villamor
ParkerHillComputer Science & EngBridging the Scalability Gap by Exploiting Error Tolerance for Emerging Applications10Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 2:00 pmBBB 3725Jason Mars and Lingjia Tang
ThomasGamboaMusic ConductingThree Programs of Wind Music11Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:45 pmRoom 3252, Earl V. Moore BuildingMichael L Haithcock
CatherineFinegan-DollakComputer Science & EngSelecting and Generating Computational Meaning Representations for Short Texts12Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9:00 am4941 BBBWalter Lasecki and Dragomir Radkov Radev
YingShengNursingOn the relationship between levator ani tears and urethral closure pressure in women following vaginal birth13Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:00 amEarl Lewis Room - third floor in RackhamJanis Miriam Miller
RamyaKumarChemical EngineeringDirecting Interfacial Events Using Biomimetic Polymer Brushes14Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12:00 pmNCRC B10 G064Joerg Lahann
ChristopherDonnellyOral Health SciencesNeurotrophic Factor Signaling Mechanisms Underlying the Development of Peripheral Neural Circuits15Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12:00 pmDENTISTRY G550Brian Anthony Pierchala
KyleFergusonChemistryProbing the Non-Oxidative Decarboxylation Mechanism of Ferulic Acid Decarboxylase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae16Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 1:00 pm1706 Chemistry BuildingE Neil G Marsh
ZhiyuanYaoMolecular, Cell & Dev BiologyMolecular Mechanism and Regulation of Autophagy17Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 2:00 pmBOARDROOM LSI BUILDINGDaniel J Klionsky
Chang-HongHsuComputer Science & EngTowards Power- and Energy-efficient Datacenters18Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 2:00 pm3725 BEYSTERJason Mars and Lingjia Tang
ElizabethElaSociologyI Should Be Pregnant So Many Times By Now19Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 2:00 pm4155 LSAJennifer S Barber
JoshuaDamronChemistryInsights into Crystalline and Materials Solids from Advances in Magic Angle Spinning NMR20Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 2:30 pmEARL LEWIS ROOM IN RACKHAMAyyalusamy Ramamoorthy
SarahBellPsychology & Women's StudiesWhat Happens in a Hook Up?: Young Women's Behaviors, Emotions, and Pleasures.21Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:00 amPILLSBURY CONF RM EAST HALLSara Isobel McClelland
MichaelDeiningerDesign ScienceInforming Intentional use of Prototyping in Engineering Design: Context-Specific Novice Approaches and Stakeholder Feedback22Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:30 am2540 GGBShanna Daly and Kathleen Helen Sienko
KatherineReichlAerospace EngineeringActive Metastructures for Vibration Suppression23Thursday, March 15, 2018, 10:00 amFXB 1044Daniel J Inman
Yu-PuChenBiostatisticsSemiparametric Latent Variable Models for Chronic Diseases with Responses of Multiple Types and Scales24Thursday, March 15, 2018, 10:00 amM4318 SPH IIAlexander Tsodikov
ClaudioVilas Boas FaveroChemical EngineeringDestabilization, Flocculation, and Deposition of Asphaltenes25Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:00 amGENERAL MOTORS CONFERENCE HALL - LECHugh Scott Fogler
TianBaoMechanical EngineeringVibrotactile Sensory Augmentation and Machine Learning Based Approaches for Balance Rehabilitation26Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2:00 pmGM CONF ROOM IN LURIE ENGINEERING CENTERKathleen Helen Sienko
OliviaMcGovernMicrobiology & ImmunologyEndocytic Trafficking in Toxoplasma Gondii27Friday, March 16, 2018, 9:00 amMedical Science Building 2 WLH-3697Vernon Bruce Carruthers
JamesBourChemistryAccessibility, Reactivity, and Fluoroalkylation Reactions of High-Oxidation-State Organonickel Complexes28Friday, March 16, 2018, 10:00 amROOM 1300 CHEMISTRYMelanie S Sanford
RossMaguireEarth & Environmental SciencesAn integrated geophysical approach to investigating thermal and chemical heterogeneity in Earth's mantle29Friday, March 16, 2018, 10:00 am2520 CC Little BuildingJeroen Ritsema
Yu-ChihTungComputer Science & EngAcoustic Sensing: Mobile Applications and Frameworks30Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00 pm2224 EECSKang Geun Shin
RebeccaCraigChemistryApplications of Raman Microspectroscopy to the Study of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles31Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00 pmNot available yetAndrew P Ault
MirandaFitzgeraldEducational StudiesTexts and Tasks in Elementary Project-based Science32Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00 pmRoom 2327 School of Education BuildingAnnemarie Sullivan Palincsar
RyanCaverlyAerospace EngineeringOptimal Output Modification and Robust Control using Minimum Gain and the Large Gain Theorem33Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00 pm1000 WILSON STUDENT TEAM PROJECT CENTERJames Richard Forbes
RyanWadeHealth Behavior & Health EducRacialized Sexual Discrimination and Psychological Wellbeing among Young Black Gay/Bisexual Men (YBGBM)34Friday, March 16, 2018, 2:00 pmSCHOOL PUBLIC HEALTH I - 2610 CROSSROADSGary W Harper
YumengLiBiostatisticsDynamic prediction of the onset of acute graft-versus-host-disease with longitudinal biomarkers35Monday, March 19, 2018, 11:00 amSchool of Public HealthThomas M Braun
BradyG'SellAnthropology & HistoryMaking Motherhood Work: Women?s Child Support Claims, Race, and the Remaking of Citizenship in South Africa 1950-201436Monday, March 19, 2018, 1:00 pmANTHRO HISTORY LOUNGE HAVEN HALLAdam Philip Ashforth
LianliLiuElectrical Engin-SystemsOptimizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Image-Guided Radiotherapy37Monday, March 19, 2018, 1:30 pm3725 BBBJames M Balter and Jeffrey A Fessler
AlexandraFraserHistory of ArtPicturing the Interior: Materials, Decoration, Politics (1880-1900)38Monday, March 19, 2018, 1:30 pmCONFERENCE ROOM, TAPPAN HALLAlexander D Potts
JayminKimHistoryThe Rule of Ritual in the Qing Tributary World, 1630s-1840s: Asymmetry and Elastic Sovereignty39Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 pmRACKHAM 4TH FLOOR EAST CONF. ROOMPar Kristoffer Cassel
JordanBemmelsEcology & Evolutionary BiologySpecies Range Shifts in Dynamic Geological and Climatic Landscapes: Studies in Temperate and Tropical Trees40Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 10:00 amRackham East Conference Room, 4th FloorChristopher William Dick
JohnMcCrone IVMicrobiology & ImmunologyInfluenza evolution within and between human hosts is driven by stochastic processes and tight bottlenecks41Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 10:00 amMEDICAL SCIENCE 1 - M5330Adam Lauring
KevinFriesCivil EngineeringFusing Large Datasets and Models to Improve Understanding of Hydrologic and Hydraulic Processes42Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:15 pm2029 GG BROWNBranko Kerkez
AlainaNealEducational Studies"They Don't Want to See Us Succeed": How Schools Produce Identities for Black Female Students43Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 1:30 pmSOE BUILDING TRIBUTE ROOMCarla O'Connor
Kyong TakChoComputer Science & EngFrom Attack to Defense: Toward Secure In-vehicle Networks44Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 2:00 pm3725 BEYSTER BUILDINGKang Geun Shin
ErikBrinkmanComputer Science & EngUnderstanding Financial Market Behavior through Empirical Game-Theoretic Analysis45Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 2:30 pmGENERAL MOTORS CONFERENCE HALL LECMichael P Wellman
HyeongseokKimElectrical EngineeringMillimeter-scale RF Integrated Circuits and Antennas for Energy-efficient Wireless Sensor Nodes46Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 3:00 pm1303 EECSDavid D Wentzloff
GrantMandarinoHistory of ArtSeeing Class: Graphic Satire and the Cultivation of Radicalism in the Weimar Republic47Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 4:15 pmTAPPAN, 270Matthew Nicholas Biro
YangLiNursingApplying Allostatic Load to Perinatal Outcomes Research48Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10:00 amROOM 1184 NORTH INGALLS BUILDINGJulia Schwartz Seng
Christian SamuelAlvarez PrivadoEpidemiological ScienceCurrent and Future Perspectives of Prostate Cancer in Thailand49Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10:00 amSPH2 1122, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTHAlison Mondul
AricSchultzMicrobiology & ImmunologyAn Analysis of LCAT in Regards to Egress in Toxoplasma gondii50Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12:00 pm3697 MEDICAL SCIENCE IIVernon Bruce Carruthers
KatherineFinnNursingPediatric Survivors of Severe Malaria: Academic Performance Following a Cognitive Intervention in Uganda51Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 3:00 pmEARL LEWIS ROOM, RACKHAMBruno J Giordani
RebeccaGaddEducational StudiesDeveloping Novices' Professional Scripts for Teaching: An Investigation of Teacher Education Practice52Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 3:00 pmSEB 2327Deborah Loewenberg Ball
MichaelHallPsychologyLiving Congenially: Contextual, Relational, and Metacognitive Facilitators of Agreeable Political Information Environments53Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:00 pm4464 EAST HALLAllison Nancy Earl and Phoebe C Ellsworth
YevgeniyYesilevskiyMechanical EngineeringUnderstanding and Improving Locomotion: The Simultaneous Optimization of Motion and Morphology in Legged Robots54Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:00 pm2540 G.G. BROWNC David Remy
Dong IkKangEconomicsThree Essays in Macroeconomics55Thursday, March 22, 2018, 9:00 amLORCH 267Christopher L House
TinaLeHistory of ArtMaterial Conceptualisms: Philippine Art under Authoritarianism, 1968 ? 198656Thursday, March 22, 2018, 9:00 amTAPPAN HALL BASEMENT CONFERENCE ROOMJoan Kee
IbrahimBoularesPhysicsRaman studies of surface phonons in the topological insulators Bi2Se3 and Bi2Te357Thursday, March 22, 2018, 10:00 am2246 RandallRoberto D Merlin
LaurenBeesleyBiostatisticsMissing Data and Variable Selection Methods for Cure Models in Cancer Research58Thursday, March 22, 2018, 10:30 amSPHI 1655Jeremy Michael George Taylor
BradleyKellerMacromolecular Science & EngFrom Small Molecules to Polymers: Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Conjugated Systems for Solar Applications59Thursday, March 22, 2018, 11:00 am1706 CHEMISTRYTheodore G Goodson III
ByungjooChoiCivil EngineeringThe Role of Socio-Cognitive Process in Construction Workers? Safety Behaviors60Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00 pm2029, G.G. BROWN BUILDINGSanghyun Lee
KarenFlannaganEpidemiological SciencePolyunsaturated fatty acids and early-life chronic disease risk in Latin America61Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00 pmM1112 SPH IIEduardo Villamor
Hye JinHwangEducational StudiesDo Knowledge and Motivation Matter? The Role of General Knowledge and Reading Motivation in Reading Achievement in the Elementary Years62Thursday, March 22, 2018, 2:00 pmBROWNLEE ROOM IN SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONKai Schnabel Cortina and Nell Kristine Duke
WenGuoPhysicsSearch for New Resonances and Dark Matter Particles with BSM Higgs Boson Productions at the LHC63Thursday, March 22, 2018, 3:00 pmWESTHALL 348Bing Zhou
XuZhangBusiness AdministrationThe Value of Bargaining in Online Platform Markets64Thursday, March 22, 2018, 3:00 pmROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, R4020Francine Lafontaine and Puneet Manchanda
ChristopherMilesPhysicsOptimal control of the advection-diffusion equation for effective mixing.65Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4:00 pmWeiser 755Charles R Doering
BharadwajManthaCivil EngineeringNavigation, Planning And Coordination Algorithms For Mobile Service Robots In Indoor Built Environments66Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:00 am163 EWRECarol C Menassa
GopalNatarajElectrical Engin-SystemsAdvances in Quantitative MRI: Acquisition, Estimation, and Application67Friday, March 23, 2018, 10:00 amGM ROOM, LURIE ENGINEERING CENTERJeffrey A Fessler and Jon-Fredrik Nielsen
ElizabethJohnsonAnthropologySocial and ecological challenges in female geladas68Friday, March 23, 2018, 12:00 pm4448 East HallJacinta Catherine Beehner
SophinaTaitanoImmunologyRole of Th2 Cytokines in Regulatory B Cells Growth and Function69Friday, March 23, 2018, 1:00 pm3330 MED SCI INicholas W Lukacs and Steven K Lundy
MeredithHenstridgeApplied PhysicsManipulating Light with Metamaterials: Synchrotron Radiation from an Accelerating Light Pulse and On-Chip Devices70Friday, March 23, 2018, 1:15 pmEARL LEWIS ROOM, RACKHAM BUILDINGRoberto D Merlin
JasmineManalelPsychologySocial Networks Across the Lifespan: Continuity, Context, and Consequences71Friday, March 23, 2018, 1:30 pm6080 ISRToni C Antonucci
TealGuidiciStatisticsMethods for utilizing co-expression networks for biological insight.72Friday, March 23, 2018, 2:30 pmSEB 2327Charles Burant and George Michailidis
ScottRichApplied & Interdis MathematicsInteracting mechanisms driving synchrony in neural networks with inhibitory interneurons73Friday, March 23, 2018, 3:00 pmEast Hall 1096Victoria Booth and Michal R Zochowski

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