Elizabeth Goatley

PhD, Clark Atlanta University, Whitney M. Young Jr., School of Social Work
MSW, University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work
BA, Spelman College
Full Curriculum Vita
Professional Credentials
National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Black Social Workers, Spelman College Alumnae Association, Junior League of Atlanta
Selected Publications
  • Snap Shots of a Healthy Family: Preventing Child Abuse in Georgia
  • The Osborne Community Education Advancement Network (OCEAN)
Research Interests
  • African American Families
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Human Trafficking/Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors
  • International Social Policy
  • Advocacy and Social Justice
Dr. Goatley joined the Baylor School of Social Work in 2012 following the completion of her doctoral studies at Clark Atlanta University. Prior to coming to Baylor, she was an intervention behavioral specialist and case manager for CHRIS Kids, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia, where she provided family-based therapeutic services to families and children with severe emotional disabilities. She has also served as a unit program director and victim advocate in the Commercial Sexually Exploited Children's Unit at Sandy Springs Police Department in Atlanta, Georgia.