Erin Ruppel

Assistant Professor
 (414) 229-5539
 Johnston Hall 229


PhD, Communication, University of Arizona
MA, Communication, University of Arizona
BA, Communication, University of the Pacific

Research and Teaching Interests

Communication technologies, interpersonal communication, health communication, small group communication

Courses Taught

Commun 301 – Interpersonal Communication
Commun 313 – Human Communication and Technology
Commun 323 – Communication in Groups and Teams
Commun 805 – Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication (Technologies in Interpersonal Relationships)
Commun 813 – Seminar in Mediated Communication
Commun 823 – Seminar in Group Communication

Selected Publications

Ruppel, E. K., Gross, C., Stoll, A., Peck, B., Allen, M. R., & Kim, S. (2016). Reflecting on connecting: Meta-analysis of differences between mediated and face-to-face self-disclosure. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
Burke, T. J., Ruppel, E. K., & Dinsmore, D. (2016). Moving away and reaching out: Young adults’ relational maintenance and psychosocial well-being during the transition to college. Journal of Family Communication, 16, 180-187.
Ruppel, E. K., Blight, M., Cherney, M., & Fylling, S. (2016). An exploratory investigation of communication technologies as a means to alleviate communicative difficulties and depression in older adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 28, 600-620.
Burke, T. J., & Ruppel, E. K. (2015). Facebook self-presentational motives: Daily effects on social anxiety and interaction success. Communication Studies, 66, 204-217.
Ruppel, E. K., & Burke, T. J. (2015). Complementary channel use and the role of social competence. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 20, 37-51.
Ruppel, E. K. (2015). Use of communication technologies in romantic relationships: Self-disclosure and the role of relationship development. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 35, 667-686.