Nicole L. Waters

NICOLE L. WATERS, a principal court research consultant, has been with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) since 2000. Current work at NCSC includes research on problem-solving courts, the policy implications of jury procedures, and issues of civil justice. Dr. Waters has taught courses in research and evaluation methods designed for court leaders and judges and serves on the advisory board of NCSC’s educational division, the Institute for Court Management. She has explored mental health courts (MHCs) both statewide and nationally, including a statewide evaluation and development of statewide standards and national performance measures for MHCs. She has gained a broader understanding of problem-solving courts after directing a census of problem-solving courts nationwide. At the University of Delaware, she received a Ph.D. in sociology with a specialization in law and society and research methodology/statistics.