Heather Toronjo

Heather Toronjo

Heather Toronjo

Senior Instructor

Reflective practice, corrections, probation workforce development

Heather Toronjo is a Term Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. Before joining GMU full-time in the Fall of 2023, she spent ten years conducting research and developing and delivering training to correctional and treatment practitioners. Her work primarily focused on developing coaching models for community corrections agencies to help implement evidence-based supervision practices. She also served as a NIATx coach for jails implementing jail-based medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) programs. She has provided technical assistance to community-based treatment organizations across the U.S working with justice-involved populations. Her research interests included corrections workforce development and reflective practice. As a Term professor her focus is now pedagogy and evidence-based teaching practices. 

Courses Taught

CRIM 306: Criminal Justice Ethics

CRIM 402: Punishment and Corrections

CRIM 403: Community Corrections

CRIM 495: Incarceration Nation


B.A. Anthropology, Texas A&M University

M.P.P. Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

M.A. Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University