Jaime Chahin received his Ph.D. in Education Administration (1977) and MSW (1975) in Administration and Policy from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He received his BA from Texas A&I (1974) and has completed postdoctoral work at Harvard (1983) and Salsburg Institute (1996) on sustainable communities.
Chahin is Dean and Professor of the College of Applied Arts 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.
Chahin serves as the treasurer of American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education and also is a member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Council of Economic Advisors.
Chahin was executive producer of two documentaries, Mexican American Legislative Caucus: The Texas Struggle for Equality and Opportunity, a documentary film that traces the story of Tejanos and their efforts to secure their civil rights and expand their social and economic opportunities through the legislative process (2007), and 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, Chahin received the “Ohtli Award” from the Secretary of Exterior Relations of Mexico.