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Angela Goins, Assistant Professor, DSW, LMSW
Angela M. Goins
Director, Service Teaching Aging and Research Lab (STAR)
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Angela M. Goins, DSW, LMSW, is an Assistant Profressor of Social Work in the Social
Work Program at the University of Houston-Downtown. Dr. Goins is currently the Director
and Founder of the Service, Teaching, Aging, and Research Lab (STAR) under the College
of Public Service. She has been a Licensed Master Social Worker since 1996.
Dr. Goins' past work experience includes over 19 years direct frontline experience as a supervisor and investigator under the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services with Adult Protective Services. She was a case manager with the Community Attendant Services (provider care) program under the Department of Aging and Disability Services for 2 ½ years. In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Goins continues her community work. She works part-time as a medical social worker with Home Health Care Network and part-time as a clinician doing therapy with clients at Shaunty Healing Center. She is an active member of the Texas Elder Mistreatment and Abuse Institute (TEAM) and the Houston Financial Abuse Team (H-FAST). Dr. Goins is a director with the Alumni Association Board with the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston – Central Campus and she is on the Region 6 Adult Protective Services Board (Houston District).