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Raucher, Steve
Ph.D., J.D.
Professor & Chair
Arts & Sciences
Communication, Film and Media Studies
Maxcy Hall

    Steven A. Raucher has been a professor in the Communication, Film, & Media Studies Department at the University of New Haven almost 40 years. His main teaching and research areas include communication law, social media & convergent journalism and public relations. Dr. Raucher has served over ten years as Chair of the Department of Communication and has been the General Manager of the University’s famed FM radio station, WNHU-88.7FM. He has also been the Business School Coordinator for the University’s program in southeastern Connecticut. He has edited the Business Letter, the newsletter for the School of Business and served three years as editor-in-chief for ECA News, the newsletter of the Eastern Communication Association, the oldest professional communication association in the country. He has also been on the editorial board of Communication Research Reports. He was the supervising director for the weekly TV interview show “Dialogue with Laurel Vlock” which had seven production seasons at UNH. 

    Dr. Raucher is also an attorney and a member of the Connecticut and Federal bars. Steve Raucher was also the Citation Hearing Officer for the town, and recognized by the mayor as a Hamden Notable. 

    His main research area is in the field of communication law and the First Amendment. He was the lead reviewer in the First Amendment and communication area for Choice Magazine. He is a member of Lamda Pi Eta, the Communication honor society, and Sigma Beta Delta, the Business honor society. He has also been recognized for outstanding service by the Veterans Affairs organization at UNH.

    He taught regularly in the MAKOM high school program sponsored by the Department of Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, and in Kulanu, the Jewish supplementary high school program in Stratford and has lectured on the areas of TV scheduling, First Amendment law, the December Dilemma, Assisted Suicide statutes, Obscenity law, and Jewish humor. He was also the co-chair of the Steering Committee for the United Synagogue Youth program in the Connecticut Valley region and was a Trustee and Vice President of Temple Beth Sholom.



    J.D., Bridgeport School of Law at Quinnipiac College 
    Ph.D., Wayne State University, Mass Communication/Higher Education Administration. 
    M.S., Brooklyn College, City University of New York - Radio/TV Broadcasting. 
    B.A., Queens College, CUNY - Communication Arts & Sciences. 
    A.A., Queensborough Community College, CUNY

    Published Books and Articles

    Editorial Board – Communication Quarterly – (2003 - 2005 ) 

    Editorial Board – Communication Research Reports - 1995 - 1998 

    “Hate Speech-Hate Crimes” - A Bibliographic Essay 

    “A Perspective on PBX Toll Fraud - Revised” May 1994  SEVENTH CONFERENCE ON CORPORATE COMMUNICATION - Panel & Proceedings 
    Editor in Chief: ECA NEWS (Biannual) 1992-1995 

    “A Perspective on PBX Toll Fraud” accepted by the Rhode Island Telecommunications Consortium 1993 

    Respondent: Law & Communication Interest Group Research Panel: ECA 1993 
    “Legal Implications of Classroom Assignments” ECA Spring 1993 Annual Conference 

    New Technology and Public Relations, 2ed; published by Institute for Public Relations Research (1993) 
       Chapter 6 (Section III) “Communication Equipment Considerations” 
       Chapter 7 (Section III) “Audio Visual Equipment”  

    Reviewer: "Choice" magazine (1990-1996) - Lead reviewer in 1st Amendment area 
    "Public Relations for the Synagogue"; Conservative Judaism. Winter, 1987. 

    Editor: "The Business Letter", Office of the Dean, School of Business, Bureau of Business Research, U.N.H., Fall, 1986. 

    "RJR vs. Saatachi" - Advertising Age:  Viewpoint:  May 9, 1988.  
    Paper and panel presentation, Eastern Communication Association annual meeting, April, 1988. Also accepted in AUBER and E.R.I.C.