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Jaime Chahín

Jaime Chahín

Dean of the College of Applied Arts
Professor, Applied Arts
Texas State University - San Marcos

Dr. Jaime Chahín is dean of the College of Applied Arts and associate professor of Social Work at Texas State University San Marcos. His principal teaching and research interests involve educational, social, and economic policy issues that impact Latino/a populations in America. His most recent articles are: “Latina Immigrant Transnational Mothers: The Voices of Leaders”; “Digital Divide: Impact on Hispanic-Owned Business”; “Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Colonia Children”; “Las colonias, Entre dos Mundos”; and “Paternal Values of Latino Fathers.” He was executive producer of a documentary, "The Forgotten Americans", a film about colonias that premiered on PBS (2001) and received a first-place award from the National Council of Families. In addition, Dr. Chahin received the “Ohtli Award” from the Secretary of Exterior Relations of Mexico. Dr. Chahin received his Ph.D. in education administration (1977) and Master of Social Work (1975) in administration and policy from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He received his B. A. from Texas A&I (1974) and has completed postdoctoral work at Harvard (1983) and Salsburg Institute (1996) on sustainable communities. He serves as the treasurer, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, and also is a member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Council of Economic Advisors.

Dr. Chahín served as advisor to the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation Master Teacher Project, the Kellogg Foundation Enlace Project, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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