Dr. James J. Connors is a certified Professional Hydrologist and licensed Professional Geologist and Geoscientist. He has more than 39 years of experience in surface and subsurface hydrology and currently serves as the President and Principal Scientist of James J. Connors & Associates. Dr. Connors has worked on hundreds of water-related projects across the U.S. and served as an expert witness in more than 60 cases in federal, state, and international courts. In addition to his private practice, he spent more than a decade in academia working as a university administrator and an award-winning professor, teaching hydrology, hydrogeology, geophysics, groundwater computer modeling, and geology. His current practice and research involve stormwater runoff and environmental contaminants, particularly per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Dr. Connors is also a member of the Sigma Xi international research honor society, the Sigma Gamma Epsilon national Earth Sciences honor society, and the Geological Society of America. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, exploring remote waterways, and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.