Dr. Gary Waters joined the Auburn University Athletics Department on July 1, 2011. Dr. Waters earned his B.S. degree from Auburn University, his M.A. degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and his doctorate from the University of Tennessee. Before joining the Athletics Department, he completed 31 years as a professor in Accounting and Finance. Dr. Waters has spent most of his professional career at Auburn University and the University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, Dr. Waters served as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs in the Auburn University College of Business. He also served as the Auburn University Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) from 2007-2010. Dr. Waters has been fortunate to receive a total of 21 teaching awards during his time at Auburn University and the University of Texas at Austin. He is especially proud of the Texas Excellence Teaching Award received from the Ex-Students Association at the University of Texas and the Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award received from the Auburn University Alumni Association.