Carlton Waterhouse currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management after being appointed by the Biden Administration in February 2021. Carlton is an international expert on environmental law and environmental justice and has lectured globally on climate justice and group-based inequality.
Carlton began his legal career as an attorney with the EPA, where he served in the Office of Regional Counsel in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. 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.
Before rejoining the EPA in 2021, he held an appointment as a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law where he was building the school’s Environmental Justice Center. Prior to joining the Howard law faculty in 2019, he held an appointment as a Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law where he directed the environment, energy, and natural resources law program.