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Dr. Watters's Spring 2020 Schedule

Course
Room
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CRMJ 110*
HH 105
09:00a -
09:50a
09:00a -
09:50a
CRMJ 415
HH 206
10:00a -
10:50a
10:00a -
10:50a
CRMJ 490
HH 206
11:00a -
11:50a
11:00a -
11:50a
CRMJ 315
HH 203
09:30a -
10:45a
09:30a -
10:45a
CRMJ 465
HH 203
11:00a -
12:15p
11:00a -
12:15p
CRMJ 410
Online
Office
Hours
12:00p -
02:00p
12:30p -
02:00p
12:00p -
02:00p
12:30p -
02:00p
 In-office and virtual meetings are available at other times by appointment.
*1st Mod only.
(Previous Semester Schedules ... F19 , SU19 , S19 , F18 )
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About Dr. Eric Watters

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Dr. Watters's Address

Address

Eric Watters, PhD
Colorado Mesa University
Social and Behavioral Sciences Department
1100 North Ave
Lowell Heiny Hall (LHH) 407
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Dr. Watters's Phone Numbers

Phone

(970) 248-1751 (office)
(970) 248-1934 (fax)

Dr. Watters's Degrees

Education

PhD, Leadership
(Criminal Justice specialization)
University of the Cumberlands

MS, Justice Administration
(Homeland Security specialization)
University of the Cumberlands

MPA, Public Administration
Barry University

BPA, Public Administration
Barry University

136th Administrative Officers Course
Southern Police Institute
University of Louisville

Dr. Watters's Biography

Biography

     Eric Watters, PhD, received Bachelor and Master of Public Administration degrees from Barry University, and a Master of Science in Justice Administration (Homeland Security specialization) and PhD in Leadership (Criminal Justice specialization) from the University of the Cumberlands. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute.

     An assistant professor in the criminal justice program, Dr. Watters teaches courses in ethics, research methods, criminal investigations, counterterrorism, white-collar crime, crisis intervention, comparative criminal justice, and introduction to criminal justice. His research interests are multidisciplinary in nature and lie in the areas of leadership style preference and selection in criminal justice professionals, human resource practices in justice administration, the impact of generational differences on law enforcement agency cultures, and mass shootings in the United States.

     Before coming to Colorado Mesa University, Watters proudly served in the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and then worked for the Miramar (FL) Police Department for 20 years. He began his career as a communications officer and worked his way up the ranks, eventually retiring as the executive commander. Watters’ experience ranged from crime scene processing and traffic homicide investigations to law enforcement accreditation and emergency management. He was also the department’s project manager for the design and construction of its state-of-the-art 80,000 square foot LEED Gold certified headquarters facility; a four-year project costing $28 million. The last 10 years of his law enforcement career were spent at the management level where he led all the administrative functions of a department that served 140,000 full-time residents with a $50 million annual budget. Watters was also an adjunct professor of public administration for 10 years.

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