Derek Moscato is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism at Western Washington University. His research primarily focuses on the confluence of strategic communication and public relations with environmentalism, globalization, and media ethics. He is a 2015-16 Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication scholar, and a former recipient of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication Excellence in Graduate Teaching award.
He was previously the director of marketing and communications at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, Canada’s largest business school, and an instructor of public relations writing at Douglas College, At SFU, he served as editor of Ideas@Beedie Magazine and led the business faculty’s rebranding effort. Previous to Simon Fraser, Moscato served as public relations manager for the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, one of the world’s top 25 schools for management research. During this time, he served on UBC’s Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Communication Committee.
Moscato is formerly an urban issues and transportation columnist for the Vancouver edition of Metro, and Canadian correspondent for Singapore-based Asia Inc, a periodical devoted to Pacific Rim business and economic issues. Previous to Metro, he was a op-ed page columnist for the Vancouver Province newspaper.
Moscato has written extensively for international publications, including The South China Morning Post, AsiaWise, HR Magazine and Asian Business Magazine; and within Canada for The Vancouver Sun, BC Business Magazine, Price Tags and TheTyee. He was the Canadian correspondent for TheStreet, and a commodities/markets reporter for U.K.-based Resource Investor. He is also the former editor of the investment and finance publishing firm Stockscape.
Moscato holds a PhD from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication; a Master of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.