In response to the dynamic security threats of the 21st century, U.S. colleges and universities developed homeland security programs that prepare students for the field. Embry Riddle University revised its homeland security bachelor’s degree curriculum to develop the soft skills and homeland security competencies employers seek. The University collaborated with government and private security officials to identify the needs of the field. It employed the most recent innovations in pedagogy, including red-teaming, scenario-based, the science of teaching and learning (SoTL), and team-based learning. 


Cihan Aydiner

Cihan Aydiner is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Homeland Security at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide. He served as a Turkish military officer with vast counterterrorism experience. Cihan's research focuses on the complex interdependencies among policy, homeland security, and international migration. He earned a B.A. in Systems Engineering from the Turkish Military Academy, an M.A. in National and International Security Management and Leadership from Turkish Army War College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Louisiana State University. 

Tanya Buhler Corbin

Tanya Buhler Corbin is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Security and Emergency Services at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide. Her research agenda focuses on disaster management, recovery, and disaster policy processes and has been featured in national organization policy plans and cited in congressional testimony. Past research projects include policy change and disaster recovery after Hurricane Katrina, teaching and learning in online education and high-impact practices scholarship, community partnerships in disaster mitigation, and COVID-19 policy.  Tanya earned an M.A. in Public Policy and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University.   

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No. 9 Innovation in Homeland Security Online Education