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Arthur Baehr
Candidate for School Board 

Abington Citizen


Arthur and his wife Debra have lived in Abington for 30 years. They have two adult children who attended Abington Public Schools. Arthur was active in coaching youth sports and Debra was a teacher. He thinks of Abington Public Schools as the crown jewels of our Community and is committed and ready to serve on the Board of School Directors.


Education Experience

Dr. Baehr received a B.S. degree in Mathematics (1977) and M.S. Degree in Environmental Science (1980) from Drexel University. He received a PhD. In Civil Engineering (1984) from The University of Delaware.  He served as a visiting professor at Stockton College and The College of New Jersey where he taught hydrology courses. Prior to those assignments, he taught at Drexel University where he parlayed graduate student research with USGS projects. Dr. Baehr also served as an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University teaching graduate-level groundwater hydrology courses. Most recently he was an adjunct instructor in Mathematics at Penn State Abington.


Professional Experience


Dr. Baehr worked as a research hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from 1984 to 2008. Since retiring from USGS he has worked for PADEP, consulted, and taught at several Universities. Dr. Baehr’s internationally recognized accomplishments cover a broad range of topics in hydrology. Currently he volunteers consulting on water use and environmental issues in Northern Bucks County.


Recognition and Awards

Dr. Baehr’s PhD Dissertation was selected by The Association of Environmental Engineering Professors as the Best Environmental Engineering Dissertation of 1985.  He was selected as a keynote speaker at 1st International Workshop on Groundwater Risk Assessment at Contaminated Sites, held in 2002 in Tübingen, Germany. In 2003 he was selected as USGS Engineer of the Year and in 2007 was selected as a lecturer for the USGS Research Lectureship Series. He was also honored by The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation in 2010 with their Scientific Contributions and Foundation Appreciation Award.

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