Leah Oxenford

Lab Coordinator
Austin Hall, Room 103
phone: 405-574-1296


Leah Oxenford has been a member of the faculty at USAO since 2007. She is the lab coordinator and teaches Principles of Ecology Lab, Principles of Ecology, Foundations of Science Laboratory and Colloquium in the Sciences.

Oxenford’s publications and presentations include Swellable molecularly imprinted Poly-N-(N-prophy) acrylamide particles for the detection of emerging organic contaminants using surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy, Stationary phase solvation and selectivity in reverse phase liquid chromatography with short and medium chain alcohols, and Characterization of the pH properties of N-isopropyl acrylamide copolymers for sensor applications.

She is a member of the V-Day College Campaign.

Before coming to USAO, Oxenford was a teaching/research assistant at Oklahoma State University, an assistant application chemist at the Hach Company and worked in the chemistry stockroom at the University of Northern Colorado.


  • Master of Analytical Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Chemistry, University of Northern Colorado, 2004
  • Bachelor of Biology, University of Northern Colorado, 2004