Peggy M. Rupprecht, PhD
Peggy M. Rupprecht, PhD

Peggy M. Rupprecht, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Computer Science, Design and Journalism

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Biography


Peggy M. Rupprecht is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Design and Journalism at Creighton University, where she teaches classes on media and digital literacy, American journalism history and public relations.  Her research interests include leadership, public relations and stakeholder engagement, global learning, qualitative phenomenology and SoTL. Prior to joining the Creighton faculty, Dr. Rupprecht served as the Director of Communications for Westside Community Schools, a public school district in Omaha, NE.  In this leadership role, she facilitated strategic communications for internal and external stakeholders, developed communication strategies for the website, publications and social media, and served as the district’s primary news media spokesperson.  She is also an experienced broadcast journalist, having worked for KMTV in Omaha, NE and  WBAY-TV in Green Bay, WI.  Dr. Rupprecht earned her Ph.D. in Human Sciences with a Specialization in Leadership Studies from the University of Nebraska. 

Publications and Presentations

Articles


  • Rupprecht, P. M. (2020). A phenomenological study exploring the meaning of global engagement among former participants of a Backpack Journalism program. Journal of Public Interest Communications, 4(1), 61-77.
     , Journal of Public Interest Communications, 4(1), 61-77., 2020
  • Rupprecht, P. M. (2018) Providing Autonomy and Choice to Engage Students in a Journalism History Project. Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, 8(2), 56-59., Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication, 8(2), 56-59, 2018

  • Rupprecht, P. M. & Matkin, G. S. (2012). Finishing the race: Exploring the meaning of marathons for women who run multiple races. Journal of Leisure Research, 44(3), 308-331.
     , Journal of Leisure Research, 44(3), 308-331, 2012