Dr. A. Lee Brown
Wood River Valley Manager
Lee’s experience is grounded in college teaching/research, administration, and fulltime consulting since moving to Idaho 15 years ago. For three decades, he was a professor of political science and environmental policy at several universities in American and Europe. A growing interest in western water issues led him to retrain in water resources during the 1980s while working for the Texas Department of Water Resources while completing a doctoral thesis (UT) on problems associated with the Ogallala Aquifer. At various times, Dr. Brown has been Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Summer Institute for Water & Energy, Principle Investigator of a multi-state water study funded by the Ford Foundation, a Fulbright Scholar, and Dean of Mathematical, Physical and Behavioral Sciences. Once in Idaho, Lee became Director of the Environmental Resource Center in Ketchum and later moved to fulltime hydrology working on surface, ground, and water quality problems in western states. Many of Lee’s scientific publications are available on line.