Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Crime & Justice Studies

Heather Donovan

Full Time Faculty Lecturer

Office: Liberal Arts, Room 399G 


Heather Donovan’s background includes both a career as the Senior Director of the South East Area for a large psychosocial rehabilitation agency and as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for victims of violence, psychiatrically disabled offenders and substance abuse populations. As a community college instructor, Heather developed and presented specialized trainings to support both faculty and students in issues of school safety, protection against new information crimes, and family violence. She has taught introductory level courses in Crime and Justice Studies, Sociology and Psychology and a variety of upper level courses such as Domestic Violence, Victimology, Criminological theory, Justice and Society, Educational Psychology, Media and Social Perspectives and Juvenile Justice.

Ms. Donovan’s interests include societal and justice system responses to victims, family violence policy and policing, abuse and deception in law enforcement, juvenile justice and psychologically disabled offender populations. She is active in publication reviews and in the development of student and instructional resource material to support current textbooks.



Courses Professor Donovan has taught include:

   CJS 190 Introduction to Crime and Justice Studies
   CJS 257 Justice and Society
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

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