Louis Harrison, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin as a member of the African-American Studies Department. He also supports the Texas Longhorns, which ranks among the leading college athletic programs in the nation.
Previously, Harrison spent nine years - six as an Assistant Professor and three as an Associate Professor - at Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Harrison received numerous honors including the Exemplary Models of Administrative Leadership Award from the American Association of University Administrators in 2006 and being recognized by the LSU Seniors as a “Favorite Faculty Member”.
Harrison has written, reviewed and published dozens of articles, journals and lectures on issues relating to African-Americans, with an emphasis on athletic performance and physical education. Harrison serves on a number of national organization boards and councils including serving on the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport’s Racial Diversity Subcommittee.
A Louisiana native, Harrison earned both his bachelor’s and Master’s in Education from the University of New Orleans before receiving his Ph.D. in Kinesiology-Pedagogy from LSU in 1997. Before serving as an instructor at LSU and the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Harrison served seven years as a teacher and coach in Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish School District.