Derek Mosley, is Director and Archivist of the Gaines Center. Derek Mosley is native of La Marque, TX. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, and graduated with honors in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in African American Studies. In October 2009 he became an Association of Research Libraries Diversity Scholar.
Choosing to continue his education, Derek attended Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston, and earned a Master of Science degree in May 2011 with a concentration in archives management. While at Simmons he interned at Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives and the Harvard University Arnold Arboretum. He also worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum.