Shawn   P.  Saladin

Associate Dean  

Office: EHABW 2.230
Phone: (956) 665-2291
Email: shawn.saladin@utrgv.edu

Dr. Shawn P. Saladin

Dr. Saladin served in public rehabilitation for eleven years before starting Deaf Rehab. He has served as Associate Dean, Interim Chair for Communication Disorders and Dietetics and interested in remote audiology.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Deafness, employment of people with disabilities,organ donation, diabetes reduction
  • Education

    • PhD, Special Education, The University of Texas - Austin, 2004
    • MEd, Industrial Education, Texas A&M University, 1988
    • BS, Industrial Education, Texas A&M University , 1986
  • Currently Teaching

    REHS 9691 01 - Dissertation II:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Sandra Hansmann and Shawn Saladin. "Hearing Impairments and Related Auditory Disorders ," Medical, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects of Disability 5th Edition. Elliott & Fitzpatrick, no. 5 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018.

  • Yasar Tasnif, Suad Ghaddar, Shawn Saladin, and A. Alaniz. "Culture Specific Interventions to Increase ," American Journal of Transplantation, 16, no. 3 May 2016.

  • Abdoule Diallo, Jerome Fischer, Shawn Saladin, and Alicia Brown. "Student engagement and personality," Rehabilitation Counselors & Educators Journal 8, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016): 79-92.

  • Yasar Tasnif, Shawn Saladin, A Araya, and X Wang. Organ Donation Attitudes of Hispanic College Students in the Rio Grande Valley: Analysis of Free Responses. American Journal of Transplantation, 2015.

  • Yasar Tasnif, Shawn Saladin, Bianca Cruz, and Robert Perez. "Advancements in Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Implications for Rehabilitation Professionals," Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (August 2015).

  • Shawn Saladin. "Counseling persons who are deaf or hard of hearing," Professional counselors desk reference. New York: Springer Publishing Co., no. 2 August 2015: 169-174.

  • Shawn Saladin, Yasar Tasnif, Bianca Cruz, and Robert Perez. "Advancements in the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss: Implications for rehabilitation professionals," Myersville, MD: Journalof the American Deafness and Rehabilitaiton Association 49, no. 3 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2015): 11.

  • Shawn Saladin, Robert Perez, Bianca Cruz, and Yasar Tasnif. "A review of ototoxic medicA review of ototoxic medications:Implications for Rehabilitation Professionals," Myersville, MD: JADARA 49, no. 2 (May 2015): 58-65.

  • Yasar Tasnif, Shawn Saladin, A Araya, and Xiaohui Wang. Organ Donation Attitudes of Hispanic College Students in the Rio Grande Valley: Analysis of Free Responses . American Journal of Transplantation, 15, no. 3 March 2015.

  • Yasar Tasnif, Shawn Saladin, Robert Perez, and Bianca Cruz. "A Review of Ototoxic Medications: Implications for Rehabilitation Professionals," Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (February 2015).



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Shawn Saladin. Leading Through a Collaborative Interprofessional Primary Care Clinic: An Innovative Model for Improving Health Care Services for Rural, Medically-Underserved Population, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), $1,490,000.00 (July 8, 2015 - August 31, 2020)

  • Steven Foy. Health Impact Project-2017-A-0305, Pew Charitable Trust, $99,998.00 ( )

  • Shawn Saladin. Substance Abuse Treatment & Primary Care Services for Adolescents. Hidalgo County RFQ No: 2015-021-01-14-YZV, Hidalgo County Health Department, (August 31, 2017)

  • Shawn Saladin. Distinguised Speaker Series, UTRGV Global Opportunity Grant, $2,000.00 (November 22, 2016 - November 28, 2016)

  • Dora Saavedra. Faculty Collegiality and a Healthy Workplace: A Baseline Study of Campus Climates (2014), Faculty Research Council, (August 2014 - December 2015)

  • Thomas Shefcik. "RSA long term training grant", Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, $750,000.00 (2010 - 2015)

  • Thomas Shefcik. "RSA long term training grant,", Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, $750,000.00 (2010 - 2015)

  • Shawn Saladin. Voice/Dysphagia Lab. UTRGV FY2016 Instructional/Research Equipment Request, UTRGV FY2016 Instructional/Research Equipment, $130,610.00 (December 7, 2015)

  • Yasar Tasnif. Culture Specific Interventions to Increase Organ Donation Advocacy, The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation , $25,000.00 (August 31, 2015)

  • Shawn Saladin. The University of Texas System Leadership Institute and The University of Texas-Pan American, Leadership Education Accelerated Program , The University of Texas System Leadership Institute and The University of Texas-Pan American, Leadership Education Accelerated Program , (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012)



Selected Presentations


  • Shawn Saladin, Jerome Fischer, and Leila Flores Torres. "Responding to the Needs of Persons with Physical Disabilities," Stigmas & Stereotypes in Gender-Based Violence, UTRGV Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation, UTRGV Edinburg Campus (October 2017)

  • Shawn Saladin. "Beyond Disability: Living & Suceeding with Disability (student panel)," Accessibility Awareness Month 2017, UTRGV Student Accessibility Services, Edinburg Campus (October 2017)

  • Shawn Saladin, Linda Nelson, Belinda Reininger, and John Ronnau. "UTRGV IPE Initiatives," Community Engagement Summit and Interprofessional Education., UTRGV, CESS 1.300 (September 2017)

  • Shawn Saladin, O Lopez, and A Lawrence. "Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Marginalized Populations," Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation Conference., Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation, UTRGV Brownsville Campus. (October 2016)

  • Yasar Tasnif, Ghaddar Suad, Shawn Saladin, and A Alaniz. "Culture Specific Interventions to Increase Organ Donation Advocacy in a Hispanic Serving Institution," American Transplant Congress, American Transplant Congress, Bonston, MA (June 2016)

  • Yasar Tasnif, Suad Ghaddar, Shawn Saladin, and A Alanis. "Culture Specific Interventions to Increase Organ Donation Advocacy in a Hispanic Serving Institution," American Transplant Congress, Boston (June 2016)

  • Shawn Saladin. "Navigating the Systems for Student Success: Advice for Parents.," McAllen ISD Regional School for the Deaf, McAllen ISD Regional School for the Deaf, McAllen, TX (January 2016)

  • Shawn Saladin. "Challenges of Living with Progressive Congenital Sensory Neural Hearing Loss: Social, Educational and Employment Perspectives," Parents’ Retreat. McAllen ISD Regional School for the Deaf., McAllen ISD Regional School for the Deaf., McAllen, TX (January 2016)

  • Shawn Saladin, John Ronnau, Adrian Sandoval, Keri Parchman-Gonzalez, Beatriz Bautista, Eron Manusov, and M Salinas. "Population Health Roundtables," Interprofessional Education & Practice in the RGV: STITCHing it all up, UTRGV School of Medicine., Edinburg, TX (December 2015)

  • Yasar Tasnif and Shawn Saladin. "Organ Donation Attitudes of Hispanic College Students in the Rio Grande Valley: Analysis of Free Responses," The American Transplant Congress, The American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, PA (May 2015)

Current Courses

REHS 9691 01 - Dissertation II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses