Jaime Chahin
Professor and Dean, College of Applied Arts,
Texas State University

Jaime Chahin is a professor and dean of the College of Applied Arts at Texas State University.  He has been at the university since 1987 and prior to that, he served as associate vice president of human resources and senior policy analyst for the Select Committee for Higher Education of Texas. His education includes a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Texas A&I University and MSW & Ph.D. in Social Work and Education Administration from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In addition, he has completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard and the Salsburg Institute in Austria. Currently, he is the chair of the Colonias Committee for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. His most recent research publications include “Values, Migrant Parents, Leadership and the Public Good” (2017); “The Cultivation and Socialization of Graduate Students in the Food and Agricultural Sciences” (2014); “Latino Youth Resilience” (2011), “Engaged Scholarship in Hispanic-Serving Institutions” (August 2010) and co-editor of Handbook of U.S. Latino Psychology: Development and Community-Based Perspectives (August 2009). He also was executive producer of two PBS documentaries Mexican American Legislative Caucus: The Texas Struggle for Equality and Opportunity, which premiered on PBS on October 8, 2007, and, The Forgotten Americans, a film about colonies in the U.S. Mexico border, which premiered at the Smithsonian and on PBS on December 14, 2000.  The documentary received a First Place Award from the National Council of Families.