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Angela Goins, Assistant Professor, DSW, LMSW
​Phone: ​713-221-​​8109


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Angela M. Goins

Director, Service Teaching Aging and Research Lab (STAR)
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Office: C-345


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).

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