Regardless of the environment, Dr. Leah Oxenford is committed to conversations on how science and the arts are essential partners in problem-solving and prevention.
Dr. Leah Oxenford is a dedicated member of the University of Science and Arts faculty with a commitment to interdisciplinary education. Her development of original lecture/laboratory content featuring science fiction themes from video games and movies has yielded a fresh fusion of biology, chemistry, and environmental science with the arts. Her instructional achievements were recognized by the USAO Regents Award for Superior Teaching in 2013 and her award-winning research on passive treatment of acid mine drainage supported by the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) features novel solutions to local environmental issues. She has been a featured presenter for the USAO Festival of Arts and Ideas over the past four years (2014-2018) with topics ranging from: