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

Burke, T. J., & Ruppel, E. K. (2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Facebook self-presentational motives: Daily effects on social anxiety and interaction success. Communication Studies, 66, 204-217.
Ruppel, E. K., & Burke, T. J. (2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Complementary channel use and the role of social competence. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 20, 37-51.
Ruppel, E. K. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). The affordance utilization model: The role of affordances as relationships develop. Marriage & Family Review.
Ruppel, E. K., Blight, M., Cherney, M., & Fylling, S. (2015, August). An exploratory investigation of communication technologies as a means to alleviate communicative difficulties and depression in older adults. Journal of Aging and Health.
Blight, M., Jagiello, K., & Ruppel, E. K. (2015, December). “Same stuff different day:” A mixed-method study of support seeking on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior.
Ruppel, E. K., & McKinley, C. J. (2015, August). Social support and social anxiety in use and perceptions of online mental health resources: Exploring social compensation and enhancement. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18, 462-467.
Ruppel, E. K. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Use of communication technologies in romantic relationships: Self-disclosure and the role of relationship development. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 35, 667-686.
Saul, J. E., Bonito, J. A., Provan, K., Ruppel, E. K., & Leischow, S. (2014, August). Implementation of tobacco cessation quitline practices in the U.S. and Canada. American Journal of Public Health, 8.
Leischow, S. J., Provan, K., Beagles, J. E., Bonito, J. A., Ruppel, E. K., Moor, G., & Saul, J. E. (2012, November). Mapping tobacco quitlines in North America: Signaling pathways to improve treatment. American Journal of Public Health, 102(11), 2122–2128.
Bonito, J. A., Ruppel, E. K., & Keyton, J. (2012, August). Reliability estimates for multilevel designs in group research. Small Group Research, 43, 443–467.
Ruppel, E. K., & Curran, M. A. (2012, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Relational sacrifices in romantic relationships: Satisfaction and the moderating role of attachment. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 29, 508-529.
Bonito, J. A., Ruppel, E. K., Saul, J. E., & Leischow, S. J. (2012). Assessing the preconditions for communication influence on decision making: The North American Quitline Consortium. Health Communication, 28(3), 248–259.
Bonito, J. A., Ruppel, E. K., DeCamp, M. H., & Garreaud de Mainvilliers, I. (2011, March). Evaluating participation in small groups: Stimulated recall, self-ratings, and their effects on task-relevant judgments. Communication Methods & Measures, 5(1), 28–47.
Bonito, J. A., Decamp, M. H., & Ruppel, E. K. (2008, June). The process of information sharing in small groups: Application of a local model. Communication Monographs, 75(2), 136–157.