ACADEMICS

  • Kristin B. Waters 

    Contact Information
    Office: S-316E
    Phone: 508-929-8805
    Email: kwaters@worcester.edu

    Education
    A.B., Bard College
    M.A., Ph.D.,University of Connecticut

    When Dr. Kristin Waters came to Worcester State College in 1999, her focus was teaching philosophy in ways that make the field accessible to undergraduate students, and further developing the Women’s Studies concentration into a model interdisciplinary program at WSC. She directed the Women’s Studies program for five years, working with faculty and administrators to establish such annual programs as regular book discussions, the Candace M. Scola lecture on violence against women, the Sarah Sharbach Memorial Lecture, celebrations for Women’s History Month, and recognitions for Women’s Studies concentrators.

    Dr. Waters has contributed to the development and implementation of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC), working with the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and serving as LASC coordinator. In the department she has worked with philosophy minors and general education students to help them make the most of this rich and rewarding field.

    In the Worcester community, Dr.Waters is a corporator and long-time supporter of the Worcester Art Museum, serving on its Diversity Committee for many years. For five years she was a member of the YWCA Board of Directors and she co-chaired the YWCA/Daybreak Services for Women and Children Standing Committee for a number of years, still serving as a member of that committee. She is also a member of the Worcester Women’s History Project and helped to organize the Women 2000 event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the First National Women’s Rights Convention held here in Worcester.

    Among her research associations, Dr. Waters has undertaken work through the Department of External Studies at Oxford University, England, and been a Visiting Research Professor in the Clark University Women's Studies Program. She is currently Visiting Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

    Among her many professional affiliations, she is a founding member of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, an organization dedicated to studying people of the African diaspora, and a long-standing member of SWIP, the Society for Women in Philosophy.