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Faculty Profile: John Moschella


John Moschella, Ed.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Trinity
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Doctor of Education, Cambridge College
Master of Arts, Anna Maria College
Master of Philosophy, University of Kansas
Master of Arts, Salem State College
Bachelor of Arts, Saint Anselm College 
Associate of Science, Bunker Hill Community College
Dr. John Michael Moschella is a three-decade, career veteran of the Revere (Massachusetts) Fire Department, having attained the rank of Deputy Chief. He is Moschella holds a Master of Arts Degree in Fire Science and Administration from Anna Maria College 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 College 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 co-wrote the state's hazardous materials response training program. He is a frequent contributor to and current editorial board member of the International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management (Oklahoma State University) and the International Journal of Emergency Services (UK). He holds several NFPA certifications, and is a licensed social studies teacher (grades 7-12) in Massachusetts. He is a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer, and a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers. Dr. Moschella was the first recipient of the National Fire Protection Association's George D. Miller Award, in 2002.
Courses Taught at Anna Maria:
Graduate Thesis Research
Seminar: Measuring Community Services
Seminar: Disaster Planning for the Fire Service
Fire & Emergency Service Administration
Applications for Fire Research
Applications for Emergency Services Research
International/Comparative Pre-Hospital Care Course
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System Design and Operation
Critical Incident and Stress Management
Emerging Topics in Pre-Hospital Care
Research Interests:
Sensemaking, e-government, higher education in the fire service, firefighter safety, hazardous materials, building construction, private fire brigades, manhole emergency operations, and OSHA standards compliance, and leadership styles of chief fire officers in several countries.
Moschella, J. (2015). "Book Review of Burton Clark's monograph: I Can't Save You

But I'll Die Trying." International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and


Moschella, J. (2013). "The Role of E-Government in Selected Fire Services of Taiwan

and the United States. A Comparative Analysis". International Fire Service

Journal of Leadership and Management.


Moschella, J. (2011). "The role of E-Government in the Fire Service". International

Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management.