Carlton Waterhouse


Fulbright Award (2017)
Fulbright Award
Location: Brazil
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)


Dr. Waterhouse is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where he studied engineering and the ethics of technology. He is a graduate of the Howard University School of Law. While at Howard University, he served as an intern with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law where he participated in the preliminary formation and development of the Civil Rights Act of 1992.

Professor Waterhouse began his law career as an attorney with the United States Environmental Protection Agency where he served in the Office of Regional Counsel in Atlanta, Georgia and the Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. At the EPA, he served as the chief counsel for the agency in several significant cases and as a national and regional expert on environmental justice, earning three of the Agency's prestigious national awards. His responsibilities at the EPA included enforcement actions under numerous environmental statutes, the development of regional and national policy on Environmental Justice and the application of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the EPA permitting actions. Following a successful nine-year career with the EPA, Professor Waterhouse enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the Emory University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as one of the select George W. Woodruff Fellows. The previous year, he graduated with honors from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a Master of Theological Studies degree. In 2006, he graduated from Emory with a Ph.D. in Social Ethics.

He is an international expert on environmental law and environmental justice as well as reparations and redress for historic injustices. He is also the recipient of multiple awards as both a teacher and a mentor and is actively engaged in programs to increase the representation of disadvantaged groups in law schools.