Monika Raesch, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Communication & Journalism

Phone: 617-994-6461
Fax: 617-305-1763
Office: Somerset Building, Rm. 417A

Fall 2018 Office Hours

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Mondays
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tuesdays


  • Executive Diploma, Chartered Management Institute, UK
  • PhD, European Graduate School, Switzerland
  • Certificate in Education, Plymouth University, UK
  • MA, Emerson College
  • BA, Framingham State College


Monika Raesch is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism. She is a native of Germany and holds degrees from four different countries, implying her passion for foreign cultures and film. Prior to joining Suffolk University she taught film and media studies in the UK. Dr. Raesch has published articles and book chapters on subject matters in film theory and history, teaching pedagogy in video production, and scholarship. She has also published one monograph and is in the process of editing her second book. A list of selected publications is provided below.


  • “The Kiarostami Brand—Creation of a Film Auteur”; Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP) 
  • “Intentional Learning, Intentional Scholarship: Applying Backward Design Principles in a Faculty Writing Group”—co-authored with Kathryn Linder, Frank Cooper, Patricia Reeve and Elizabeth McKenzie; published online in Innovative Higher Education—Volume 38, Issue 3
  • “Interview with Bob Rafelson”—published in Journal of Film and Video; Volume 65, No. 3, by the University of Illinois Press
  • “Teaching a Class in the Form of a Movie—Class Structure that Engages All Students”—published in The National Teaching & Learning Forum—Volume 22, No. 3
  • “How to Facilitate Successful Teamwork and Collaboration”—published in The National Teaching & Learning Forum—Vol. 21, Nr. 6
  • “Money is a Bitch—Women, Gender and the Financial Markets in Hollywood Films”; co-authored with Dr. Micky Lee; published in Feminist Erasures – Challenging Backlash Culture, eds. Kumi Silva and Kaitlynn Mendes; Palgrave Press
  •  “How to study women, gender, and the financial markets: A modest proposal for communication scholars”; co-authored with Dr. Micky Lee; published in Feminist Media Studies, Volume 14, Issue 2; Routledge -Taylor & Francis Group

Courses Taught

  • CJN 152 Visual Aesthetics
  • CJN 225 World Cinema
  • CJN 2355 Production 1
  • CJN 292 Film Language: From Silent to Modern Era
  • CJN 3455 Production 2
  • CJN 466 Media/Film Seminar
  • SF 191 Seminar for Freshmen: Film Adaptation