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Program Coordinator

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-6916 Forensic Science Institute FSI , Box 203


Keisha Jones is the program coordinator and academic advisor for the Forensic Science Institute. She advises students on coursework and career paths, assists in recruitment of prospective students, and coordinates outreach opportunities within the community. She is also an adjunct instructor for the Institute.

Classes Taught

Crime Scene Processing

Forensic Science Analysis & Lab

Education and Certifications

M.S. with Honors, Forensic Science, University of Central Oklahoma (2011)

B.S., Chemistry, Oklahoma State University (2003)


Keisha is the former director of the Midwest City P.D. Crime Lab, where she supervised the technical investigations unit and property & evidence room. She has extensive experience as a crime scene investigator and in evidence processing. She earned her certification as a crime scene investigator through the International Association for Identification. Keisha has conducted multiple cold case reviews and played a key role in solving one of the states's most high profile cold cases. She has also been a program guest on several crime shows. Prior to her forensics career, Keisha worked in research and development at Kerr-McGee Corp. and served as a U.S. congressional intern in Washington D.C.

Honors and Awards

Top Civilian Employee Award, Midwest City P.D. (2012)

First President of Delta Delta Epsilon Forensic Honor Society, Alpha Chapter (2011-2012)

Office of the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal Internship (2010)

Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant, Oklahoma State University (2003)

Professional and Community Involvement

Vice President, Oklahoma Division of the International Association for Identification (2018-current)

Founding Member, National Society of Women in Forensic Science (2018-current)

Discussion Panel Speaker, National Conference on Undergraduate Research (2018)


Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Thesis Title: Detection and Identification Techniques for Condom Residues in Sexual Assaults

Isotope ratio mass spectrometry was explored to determine differences in carbon isotopic ratios of the petroleum-based condom lubricant polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Solid-phase microextraction (SPME), coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, was utilized to develop a method for building a database of condom brands.

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