Faculty Profile for Dr. T Jaime Chahin

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Dr. T Jaime Chahin
Professor — School of Social Work
AG 300
phone: (512) 245-3333

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Jaime Chahin, Professor and Dean of the College of Applied Arts, joined Texas State University in 1987. Proud of being from Eagle Pass, Texas and of being raised by migrant parents, Dr. Chahin earned a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Texas A&I Kingsville. At the University of Michigan, he earned a master’s degree in Administration and Policy and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. He also completed post-doctoral work at Harvard University and the Salzburg Institute in Austria.

As a professor with primary research interests in migrants and Latino families, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in education and social work policy. Dr. Chahin’s scholarly work appears in peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and books. In addition to traditional success, Dr. Chahin has some uniquely distinguishing accomplishments.

For example, Dean Chahin is executive producer of two PBS documentaries. “The Forgotten Americans, A Film About Las Colonias” won a first-place award on social issues at the National Council on Family Relations. “Mexican American Legislative Caucus: The Texas Struggle for Equality and Opportunity” documents how Texas Mexicans (Tejanos) played important roles in the independence and political organization of early Texas but, as a group, Tejanos were gradually excluded from political power.

Dean Chahin served as a lead expert witness in LULAC v. Richards, the South Texas class action lawsuit in higher education. A Kellogg Fellow, Dr. Chahin also served as advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank, the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation Master Teacher project, the Kellogg Foundation Enlace Project, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Higher Education Policy–Wal-Mart first generation student success initiative.

An award-winning scholar and leader, Dean Chahin has successfully solicited and been awarded over $8 million in grants and contracts from foundations, corporations, and state and federal agencies. And by invitation from the United States Department of State, Dr. Chahin has conducted accreditation visits in Nicaragua, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, and Honduras.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Chahin, T. J. (2019). Dreamers,  Growing Up Undocumented  in the United States of America. In Handbook of Children and Prejudice & Integrating Research, Practice and Poilicy (Vol. 2). New York, New York, USA: Springer Press.
  • Chahin, T. J. (2019). Hispanic Serving Institution:  Critical Attributes and Principles. In Examining Effective Leadership Practices  For Leaders In Minority Serving Institutions. New York,  New York, USA: MacMillan Publishing Company.
  • Chahin, T. J. (2017). Values, Migrant Parents, Leadership and Public Good. Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies, 6(1), 5–13.
  • Chahin, T. J. (2015). Estado Actual y Proyecciones de las Universidades Públicas de los Estados Unidos. In La Universidad Pública: Desafio para el siglo XXI (pp. 112–120). Universidad de Chile.
  • Chahin, T. J. (2014). The Cultivation and Socialization of Graduate Students in the Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas A&M University at Kingsville Distinguished Alumnus. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: University Excellence in Diversity Award. 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Professor Honorario Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Lima Peru. January 2008
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Mariel M. Muir, Excellence in Mentoring Award, Texas State University-San Marcos. 2005
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Exxon Mobil LULAC President’s Circle of Excellence Award. June 19, 2003

Selected Grants

  • Chahin, T Jaime (Other). NIFA 2015 Grantsmanship Workshop in Texas, U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Federal, $10000. (Funded: August 2015). Grant.
  • Chahin, T Jaime (Co-Principal). USDA/NIFA Supplemental Grant, $60000. (Funded: November 2014). Grant.
  • Chahin, T Jaime (Principal). Family Policy Institute, Greater Texas Foundation, $139093. (Funded: May 2014). Grant.
  • Chahin, T Jaime (Co-Principal). Caminos, Reagan High School, Austin Independent School District, $175000. (Funded: May 2013). Grant.
  • Chahin, T Jaime (Principal). Caminitos, Kenedy Foundation, $15000. (Funded: May 2010). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Austin ISD Community Bond Oversight Committee
Center for Higher Education and the Public Good, University of Michigan
Education Graduate Faculty
Council of Academic Deans
University Council