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Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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Reflections on the Development of an Undergraduate Emergency Management Program: The Experiences of Western Illinois University

Jack L. Rozdilsky
  • Western Illinois University
/ Maureen P. Bezold
  • Western Illinois University
/ Jamie Johnson
  • Western Illinois University
/ Mark Kelley
  • Western Illinois University
/ Nancy P. Parsons
  • Western Illinois University
Published Online: 2011-07-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1547-7355.1877

The Emergency Management undergraduate Bachelors of Science Degree program at Western Illinois University (WIU) is one of the more recent additions to the group of college-level Emergency Management programs. As the WIU program is reaching its fourth anniversary, faculty are now able to pause and reflect on both the challenges and opportunities the program has faced. The authors suggest that the issues faced by the WIU program are indicative of the issues that are generally faced by many college-level Emergency Management programs. Therefore, this paper intends to contribute to the developing body of knowledge concerning Emergency Management education by providing a case study of the development and implementation of the WIU program, within the context of Emergency Management-related higher education.

Keywords: Emergency Management higher education; Emergency Management curriculum; Western Illinois University

Published Online: 2011-07-28

Citation Information: Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Volume 8, Issue 2, ISSN (Online) 1547-7355, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1547-7355.1877, July 2011

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