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Kevin joined the Criminal Justice Department in the fall of 2011. Prior to joining the faculty at NMU, Kevin was a graduate student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. He has taught undergraduate courses on domestic terrorism, law enforcement, drugs and crime, and introduction to criminal justice. Kevin’s research interests include criminological theory, sexual assault/domestic violence particularly concerning Native American women, Native American Justice, policing, and drug policy.
Kevin has a Ph.D. in Criminology from Florida State University. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma and M.S. degree from Florida State University. Kevin went on to have a career as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration. He was stationed in Oklahoma City for the duration of his tenure with the DEA. He was working at the Federal Building in Oklahoma City that was bombed by terrorists in 1995. Kevin received the Administrator’s Award for his outstanding service to DEA during the aftermath of the Oklahoma City tragedy.
Kevin hopes to bring his education and work experience to the NMU classroom in an effort to prepare its students for careers in the criminal justice system. Also, Kevin wants to amplify his teaching efforts by becoming an expert in his research areas by publishing his research in books and scholarly journals. In addition, Kevin is currently writing a book on his experiences in federal law enforcement.
The Criminal Justice department welcomes Professor Kevin Waters as a new faculty member.