Faculty Profile for Dr. T Jaime Chahin

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

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dean Jaime Chahin joined Texas State University in 1987 and is a tenured professor and Dean of the College of Applied Arts. Dean Chahin was raised in Eagle Pass, Texas. He attended the University of Michigan where he earned a Master’s in Administration and Policy and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. In addition, he earned a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Texas A & I Kingsville. He has completed post-doctoral work at Harvard 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 is the author or co-author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, monographs and has co-edited a book on Latino Psychology. He also served as expert witness for the South Texas class action lawsuit in Higher Education, LULAC v/s. Richards, 1989. In addition, he is executive producer of two PBS documentaries, “The Mexican American Legislative Caucus: The Texas Struggle for Equality and Opportunity” 2007, and “The Forgotten Americans” the story about Colonias in the U.S. Mexico border 2000. This film won a first place award on social issues at the National Council on Family Relations. Dr. Chahin has also served as advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank, Colonias report, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation Master teacher project, Kellogg Foundation Enlace Project, Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Higher Education Policy – Wal-Mart first generation student success initiative. He has successfully solicited and been awarded over $8 million in grants and contracts from foundations, corporations and state and federal agencies.
Selective Awards
• He has served the U.S. Information Agency as Speaker and specialist in program accreditation and evaluation; Peru 2018, Nicaragua 2011, Honduras 2010, Chile 2009 and Costa Rica 2008.
• Received Ohtli award, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Republic of Mexico 2002.
• Member of International Accreditation visiting team for Middle States Higher Education Association to Universidad Mayor - Chile
• Received Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship 1993- 1996.
Selected Scholarly / Creative Work
Chahin, J., Canales J. (2019) “Effective Leadership at Hispanic Serving Institutions” Critical Attributes and Principles in A. Ass Alone, D. Preston, R. Palmer (eds), “Examining Effective Practices at Minority Serving Institutions; Beyond a Deficit Farming of Leadership. PP. 113 – 139, Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company.
Chahin, J., Jaimes Costillo (2018), “Growing up Undocumented in the United States of America” in H. Fitzgerald, D. Johnson , O. BaoLiay F. Villarrael, J. Norton (eds) Handbook of Children and Prejudice & Integrating Research, Practice, and Policy. PP. 551-565 Spring Press.
Chahin, T.J, (2017) “Values, Migrant Parents, Leadership and the Public Good”. Journal of Transformative leadership and policy studies, PP. 5-13.
Chahin, T. J., (2015) “Estado Actual Proyeciones de Universidades” Publicas de los Esstadus Unidos. In La Universidad Publica: DesAfio para el Siglo XXI (pp 112-120) Universidad de Chile)

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