Dr. Harveson is a 4th generation Texan and a native of Fort Worth. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.S., Wildlife Management, 1991), Texas A&M University-Kingsville (M.S., Range and Wildlife Management, 1995), and Texas A&M University (Ph.D., Wildlife Science, 1997).
Dr. Louis Harveson serves as Second Vice President for Programs of the Texas Wildlife Association and was first elected Second Vice President for Programs on July 12, 2013. As Second Vice President for Programs, Dr. Harveson serves as an Officer contact and representative for all organizational education program efforts, and he serves as an organizational liaison and resource in matters relating to wildlife and/or natural resource research at the university and college level and with state and federal agencies.
Dr. Harveson is the Dan Allen Hughes, Jr., Endowed Director of the Borderlands Research Institute for Natural Resource Management at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, which focuses on assisting landowners and managers of west Texas in managing the natural resources they have been entrusted.
Dr. Harveson is a Professor of Wildlife Management at the university specializing in Big Game Ecology and Management, Predator-Prey Dynamics, and Upland Gamebird Ecology. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and is a member of The Wildlife Society, Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, and various conservation and hunting organizations.
Dr. Harveson and his wife Patricia live in Alpine with their daughter Katie and son Jake.