John Moschella

Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Security and Emergency Services
Worldwide College of Arts & Sciences
Worldwide campus

  • 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

Invited Publications

            2015,    Fall, Review Article. International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management.                     Review of Clark, B. (2015). I can’t save you but I’ll die trying. Nashville, TN: Premium Press.

2011,    Fall, Review Article. International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management. Vol. 5. The role of e-government in the fire service. Applications taken from selected literature

2009,    Fall, Review Article. International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management.  Vol.3(2). Review of Denhardt, J. & Denhardt, R. (2003). The new public service: Serving not steering. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

2008,   Review Article. International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management, Vol. 2(2), Review of Osborne, D. & Hutchinson, P. (2004). The price of government. Getting the results we need in an age of permanent fiscal crisis. New York: Basic Books, 49-50.

2007,    Review Article. International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management, Vol. 1(2) Review of Compton, D. & Granito, J. (Eds.). (2002). Managing fire and rescue services. Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association, 32-34.

2007,    Review Article. International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management, Vol.1(1) Review of Van Wart, M. (1998). Changing public sector values. New York: Garland Publishing. Quinn, R. E. (1988). Beyond rational management: Mastering the paradoxes and competing demands of high performance. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 46-47

Publications

2017,    June, Fire Rescue Magazine. A question of identity. Leadership styles of chief fire officers in the United Kingdom & Taiwan.

             2013,    Fall, International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management. Vol 7. The role of                 e-government in selected fire services of Taiwan and the United States: A comparative analysis                     Co-authored with Annie Chou).

2009,    November, Fire Risk Management Journal (Gloucestershire, United Kingdom). An     investigation of a best practice graduate curriculum for fire studies in the United States.

2009,    International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management. Vol. 3(2).  Sensemaking in structural firefighting. Applications for signal detection theory in firefighter operations and safety.

2004,    November, Fire Engineering Magazine, Vol. 157(11). Higher education for fire personnel in the United States and Taiwan. A comparison. 105-112. (Co-authored with Annie Chou).

2003,    October, Fire Engineering Magazine, Vol. 156(10) Massachusetts’ mobile incident support unit. 162 -166.

2000,    Treating victims of domestic violence. A course for those providing emergency medical care to victims of domestic violence. Revere, MA: CM Publishers. (Co-authored with Diane Wilson).

1999,    June, Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Vol. 24(6), Historical perspective. A brief chronology of society's treatment of women. 50. (Co-authored with Diane Wilson).

1999,    June, Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Vol. 24(6), The cycle of violence. Important considerations for ems providers. 46-50, 56. (Co-authored with Diane Wilson).

1997,    December, Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Vol. 22(12), Domestic violence. Recognize abuse and do something about it. 46-50. (Co-authored with Diane Wilson).

1993,    May/June, Industrial Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 2(3), Fire brigades in the workplace: John Hancock Tower incident. 43-48. (Co-authored with Donald Cassidy).

1993,    March, Fire Engineering Magazine, Vol. 146(3), Book Review: Brannigan, F. (1992). Building construction for the fire service. (3rd ed.). 148.

1991,    October, Fire Engineering Magazine, Vol. 144(10). Manholes and their hazard potential. 53-59.

1991,    July, Industry, Vol. 56(6), Team action, industry and hazardous materials. 24-25, 55. (Co-authored with Donald Cassidy).

1991,    July, Industry, Vol. 56(6), Compliance and conflict, Safety, relations between OSHA and industry. 22-24. (Co-authored with Donald Cassidy).

1991,    February, Fire Engineering Magazine, Vol. 144(2). A new era in haz mat response: A report on Massachusetts' first hazardous materials response team. 91-92. (Co-authored with Donald Cassidy).

1990,    Hazardous materials response team training workbook. Stow, MA: Department of Fire Services, Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. 

1990,    August, Fire Engineering Magazine, Vol. 143(8), New dimensions in high-rise construction: Multi-floor corridor design. 95-100.

1985,    July, Fire Engineering Magazine, Vol. 138(7), Firefighter's visibility—A closer look at contact lenses. 29-30, 32. (Co-authored with David Kuperstein).



​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.