Christopher Waters joined the Faculty in 2007 and served as Associate Dean from 2009-2012. His previous academic post was at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He has been a visiting scholar at the Changing Character of War Programme at Oxford University and the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche Internationales et Communautaires at Aix-Marseille Université.
Dr. Waters' research interests are in the areas of public international law, the law of armed conflict, military law, post-conflict reconstruction, law and politics of Eastern Europe and legal professions. He has extensive field experience in the Caucasus and Balkans, including with the UN/OSCE's Kosovo Mission in 1999-2000, and has been interviewed on Eastern European issues by domestic and international media including CTV, National Public Radio, The New York Times and Agence France Presse. On several occasions he has been deployed by Canada as a monitor for elections in Eastern Europe and has addressed military audiences in Canada and the UK on law of armed conflict issues.
In 2009 Dr. Waters received the University of Windsor Students' Law Society Faculty Award for teaching and a University Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Research.