Jay H. Lehr, Ph.D.: Senior Fellow


Dr. Jay Lehr is an internationally renowned speaker, scientist, and author who has testified before Congress on more than three dozen occasions on environmental issues and consulted with nearly every agency of the federal government and with many foreign countries.

Dr. Lehr is a leading authority on groundwater hydrology. After graduating from Princeton University at the age of 20 with a degree in geological engineering, he went on to receive the nation’s first Ph.D.

in groundwater hydrology from the University of Arizona. He later became executive director of the National Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers.

Dr. Lehr is the author of more than 400 magazine and journal articles and 12 books. He is editor of Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns (1992), McGraw-Hill’s Handbook on Environmental Science, Health and Technology (2000), Wiley’s Remediation Technologies Handbook (2004), Environmental Instrumentation and Analysis Handbook (2005), the five-volume Water Encyclopedia (Wiley Interscience, 2005), and Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia: Science, Technology, and Applications (2011).

Dr. Lehr has spoken before more than 1,000 audiences on topics ranging from global warming and biotechnology to business management and health and physical fitness. Dynamic, funny, and speaking with clear authority, he invariably receives the highest scores for entertaining and energizing even the largest audiences.

  • The Global Warming Industry: All About Money and Politics, Not Science
  • Energy: You Name It, We Have It
  • Happiness, Nutrition, and Health — An Unbeatable Combination

  • 1st Farm Credit Services of Illinois
  • United Soybean Board
  • Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators
  • Southern Crop Association
  • Sanofi Pharmaceutical Corporation
  • Agriculture Future Association
  • Colorado State University
  • Mid America Crop Life Association
  • North American Agriculture and Food Round Table
  • Community Bankers Association of Iowa

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