Mevin Hooten

  • Professor
  • Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
Portrait of Mevin Hooten


  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Statistics
  • Monte Carlo and MCMC Methods


Mevin Hooten joined The University of Texas at Austin in 2021 as a professor.  He was previously a professor at Colorado State University and assistant unit leader of the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.  He was elected fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2017, is the 2021 chair of the ASA Section on Statistics and the Environment, and serves as associate editor for Biometrics, Annals of Applied Statistics, Environmetrics, and Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics.  Professor Hooten has authored 3 books and more than 160 scientific publications in the areas of Bayesian and spatio-temporal statistics with applications in ecology, epidemiology, and environmental science.


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Missouri, 2006