In this special edition of the Journal of Security, Intelligence, and Resilience Education (JSIRE), Experiential Learning for the Twenty-First Century, academics from homeland security, emergency management, cybersecurity, public health, nursing, and fire protection and safety engineering shared their innovative experiential learning experiences. Experiential learning includes active learning, clinical practice, collaboration, fieldwork, gaming, participant action research, tabletop exercises, role-playing, and reflection. Approaches include alternate break experiences, apprenticeships, client-based service learning, internships, leveraging industry advisory boards, service learning, semester abroad programs, simulations, stress inoculation, policy analysis, professional development, tabletop exercises, team-led education, and work-study programs. 


Alyssa Dowd

Alyssa Dowd earned her B.S. in Homeland Security with a minor in Geographic Information Systems from Monmouth University in 2022. She is currently working towards receiving her M.A. from Monmouth University in Criminal Justice, in the Intelligence Analyst Track. In her graduate career, Alyssa served as a graduate assistant for Monmouth’s Department of Criminal Justice. Alyssa’s professional experience includes internships with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Following the completion of her studies, she aspires to work in the field of intelligence analysis and counterterrorism. 

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No. 1 Introduction to Volume 14: Experiential Learning for the Twenty-First Century