TXST CJC Remembers Dr. Mitch Chamlin

headshot of Dr. Mitch Chamlin

Our colleague and friend, Dr. Mitch Chamlin, passed away June 3, 2021 in Toledo, Ohio. He was born in Queens, New York to the late David and Betty Chamlin. He is survived by his wife of 24 years Beth Sanders; as well as his brother, Rick (Theresa) Chamlin; nieces, Michelle Chamlin and Alex (Shane) Gronemeyer; nephew, Nick Chamlin and great nieces and nephews.

Dr. Chamlin graduated from Forest Hills High School in Queens, New York and earned his undergraduate degree in History and PhD in Sociology from the University at Albany, SUNY. He began his professorial career at the University of Oklahoma in 1985 and was a Professor in our School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the time of his death.

Dr. Chamlin authored numerous research articles addressing the relationship of social structure to crime rates. His research appeared in various academic venues including CriminologyHomicide Studies, and the American Journal of Public Health. Mitch also enjoyed teaching and mentoring students. Before his diagnosis of scleroderma, Mitch was an avid runner, finishing the Flying Pig Marathon and several half marathons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Scleroderma Research Foundation or Texas State University’s Kevin Shimek Criminal Justice Scholarship.