Dr. Jay H. Lehr received the nation's first Ph.D. in Ground Water Hydrology from the University of Arizona in 1962. This followed a degree in Geological Engineering from Princeton University, a brief stint with the U.S. Geological Survey and several years with the U.S Navy's Civil Engineering Corps. After graduate school he taught at the University of Arizona and The Ohio State University before becoming Executive Director of the National Ground Water Association and The Association of Ground Water Science and Engineering for 25 years. Dr. Lehr served as Editor of the Journal of Ground Water for 27 years, Co-editor of Ground Water Monitoring Review for 11 years and Editor of the Water Well Journal for 25 years.

Dr. Lehr has published 10 books on ground water hydrology and more than 400 journal and magazine articles. He has testified before Congress on more than three dozen occasions, consulted with nearly every agency of the federal government as well as many foreign countries on every continent.

Dr. Lehr is an outspoken proponent of sane environmental regulation that does not distort problems to the economic detriment of society. His personal best selling book on this subject "Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns" was published in 1992 by Van Nostrand Reinhold and is now in its third printing.

Dr. Lehr was the editor in chief of the recently published HANDBOOK ON ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Company.

Dr. Lehr is currently the Senior Scientist of Environmental Education Enterprises, a producer of more than 85 advanced continuing education short courses for environmental professionals. He is also the Managing Editor of "Environmental and Climate News" a monthly publication by the Heartland Institute.  Dr. Lehr also spends a considerable amount of time on the road addressing meetings and conventions on "Our Clean Environment, A Great American Success Story" and consulting with many major corporations.

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