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Dr. Nancy Chavkin, LMSW-AP

Regents Professor and Director, Center for Children and Families

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Dr. Nancy Feyl Chavkin is the author of three books and more than a hundred publications on family/community involvement in education, program evaluation, community partnerships, and child welfare.Dr. Chavkin currently serves as Regents’ Professor of Social Work and Director of the Center for Children and Families.Previously, she was the Director of the Richter Research Institute in the School of Social Work and Co-director of the Center for Children and Families. She has been the principal investigator of grants and contracts totaling more than $18 million dollars. Her evaluation experience spans two decades and includes work with grants from the US Department of Education, the Administration for Children and Families, foundations, and state agencies.

Professor Chavkin has served on the steering committee for the National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools, as a panel expert for National Household Survey on Early Childhood/Parent Involvement, and as a member of the National Parental Information and Resource Center Local Evaluation Panel.She has received Texas State University awards for excellence in both scholarship and teaching. She was named a University Distinguished Professor (2010) and a Minnie Stevens Piper Professor (2002).