John Moschella

Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Security and Emergency Services
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  • Ed.D. - Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Cambridge College
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Fire Science, Anna Maria College
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in History, University of Kansas
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in History, Salem State University

​Dr. Moschella, EFO, is a career veteran of the Revere (MA) Fire Department, having served over three decades and attained the rank of Deputy Chief. Moschella holds a Master of Arts Degree in Fire Science and Administration from Anna Maria College (MA) and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Cambridge College. His dissertation examined graduate fire centric programs offered both in the U.S. and internationally and was published in the United Kingdom. In addition, he has been awarded graduate degrees in European Intellectual History from Salem State University (MA) and German/Jewish History at the University of Kansas. Previously, he studied Biblical Archaeology at Hebrew Union College in Israel and German History at Universität Friedrich Alexander, Erlangen, Germany on a Fulbright. Author of numerous fire-related publications in various journals, Moschella, has written on such fire-related topics as: leadership, sensemaking, e-government, higher education, firefighter safety, hazardous materials, building construction, private fire brigades, manhole emergency operations, and OSHA standards compliance. He has lectured in England and Malaysia, where he was the first American to be invited to speak at its National Fire Academy. As a consultant for the American Council on Education (ACE), he has evaluated several hundred emergency services related courses. He is a frequent contributor to and current editorial board member of the International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management and the International Journal of Emergency Services. Moschella was the first recipient of the National Fire Protection Association’s George D. Miller Award in 2002. Aside from academic and research interests, Moschella is an avid outdoorsman and a physical fitness advocate.