Annette Neuman

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Annette Neuman is an Associate Professor of Chemistry. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Davidson College in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Emory University in 2013. Her dissertation was in the area of medicinal chemistry, where she prepared new substances with potential antiviral properties for use in hepatitis C virus and HIV therapies. 

Dr. Neuman joined Oxford in the fall of 2012. Her expertise is in the areas of organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. She teaches courses at the introductory level that incorporate these topics. Dr. Neuman's research focuses on developing new synthetic methods to prepare triazoles, which are cyclic molecules containing carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen atoms, and thiadiazoles (carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, and hydrogen) with important medicinal properties. She has mentored ten Oxford students in laboratory research projects through the Oxford Research Scholars and SURE programs. She has presented this work with her undergraduate collaborators at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS). She also studies how curriculum design can be used to strengthen students' understanding of structure-function relationships in chemistry. Her scholarly work has appeared in the Journal of Chemical Education and the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. Dr. Neuman also serves as the pre-health advisor for the Oxford campus. 

In her spare time, Dr. Neuman enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Rob, their son Michael, and their dog Biscuit. 


BS| Davidson College| 2004

Ph.D.| Emory University| 2013

Courses Taught

Chemistry 120: Selected Topics in Chemistry with Lab

Chemistry 202: Principles of Reactivity

Chemistry 202L: Principles of Reactivity Lab

Chemistry 203: Advanced Reactivity

Chemistry 203L: Advanced Reactivity Lab


Neuman, A. W.; Harmon, B. B. Plants in Medicine: An Integrated Lab–Lecture Project for Nonscience Majors. J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96(1), 60–65, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00583. 

Neuman, A. The Purple Pill. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science [Case Study]. Published online March 11, 2019 at

Neuman, A. W.; Liotta, D. C. Human Immunodeficiency Viruses: Antiretroviral Agents. In Desk Encyclopedia of Human and Medical Virology; Mahy, B. W. J., Van Regenmortel, M. H. V., Eds.; Academic Press, 2010; pp 324–336.


*Indicates undergraduate co-author

Choi, M. J.*; Neuman, A. Pd-Catalyzed C–H Activation of 1,3,4-Thiadiazoles with Boronic Acids. Presented at the 2018 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Augusta, GA, October 30–November 3, 2018.

Neuman, A.; Harmon, B. Plants in Medicine: An Integrated Lab–Lecture Project for Non-Science Majors. Presented at the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, South Bend, IN, July 29–August 2, 2018.

Machost, H.*; Neuman, A. Synthesis and Purification of Disubstituted Triazoles via C–H Activation. Presented at the 2017 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charlotte, NC, November 7–11, 2017.

Neuman, A.; Harmon, B. Improving Chemistry Education for Non-Science Majors: A Mini-Research Project with Medicinal Plants. Presented at the 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Lewiston, ME, June 18–23, 2017.

Cao, Y.*; Neuman, A. Application of C–H Activation to the Synthesis of Disubstituted Triazoles. Presented at the 2016 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, SC, October 23–26, 2016.

Kosiak, A.*; Neuman, A. Optimization of Direct Arylation of 1,2,3-Triazoles. Presented at the 2015 Combined Southwest Region Meeting and the Southeastern Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Memphis, TN, November 4–7, 2015.