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Dr. Heather Gough, JD, MSW

Assistant Professor

E-mail: hrg51@txstate.edu


Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Gough served as both an attorney and social worker. Practice areas included federal Indian law and tribal sovereignty issues across spectrums of care; foster care/child welfare; counseling; adult mental health law; guardianship; corrections; juvenile probation; in-home behavioral health; urban debate as well as international experience with Romani and North African immigrant populations.  A passionate teacher, Dr. Gough’s classes are informed by her research areas which include: decolonization of professional curricula and pedagogy in both law and social work; Federal Indian law, sovereignty and behavioral health with Indigenous/Native communities; social welfare policy; and advocacy strategies. She also has served as an Assistant Professor at Humboldt State University, and the University of Nevada, Reno. Education: J.D. (U.C. Berkeley); Ph.D. (Justice Studies, Arizona State University); MSW (Univ. of Denver).