Susanne Althoff

Assistant Professor

Susanne Althoff's teaching and research interests include the business of publishing, publishing entrepreneurship, and women's media. She serves as a mentor for several student startups. She is working on a book on female entrepreneurs.

Before joining Emerson in 2015, she was the editor-in-chief of The Boston Globe Magazine for six years. Althoff worked at the Globe for a dozen years, during which time she relaunched the Sunday magazine, oversaw the creation of digital content, created a new free women's publication, and helped pursue new products and revenue streams such as apps and e-books. She worked closely with the Globe's strategic development, advertising, circulation, and production departments.

Althoff was a magazine editor for 22 years. Her writing has appeared in WIRED, The Boston Globe, and Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She received her master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, specializing in health and science writing.

She previously taught women's media courses at Tufts University.


  • Writing Literature & Publishing
    Since 2015


B.A., Loyola University
M.S., Columbia University