Dr. Jaime Chahin

Dean, College of Applied Arts
San Marcos, Texas
United States

Focus Areas

Economic Security
Community Development
Higher Education
Racial Equity & Healing
Latino / Hispanic Communities


Dr. Jaime Chahín is Dean of the College of Applied Arts and professor of Education/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, and received a first-place award from the National Council of Families. In addition, in 2007, he produced "The Mexican American Caucus: The Struggle for Equality and Opportunity." Dr. Chahin received the “Ohtli Award” from the Secretary of Exterior Relations of Mexico. Dr. Chahin received his Ph.D. in education administration, and Master of Social Work in administration and policy from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He received his B.A. from Texas A&I, and has completed postdoctoral work at Harvard and Salzburg Institute on sustainable communities. He serves as the treasurer, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, and also was a member of the Federal Reserve Bank Colonias committee and has served as speaker and member of international committees for accreditation from middle States and the U. S. State Dept. Dr. Chahín served as advisor to the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation Master Teacher Project, the Kellogg Foundation Enlace Project, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Colonias Project, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Institute for Higher Education Policy – Wal Mart First Generation Student Success Initiative.