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Peggy M . Rupprecht, PhD

Associate Professor


College of Arts and Sciences
Computer Science, Design, Journalism
HCCA - Hitchcock Center for Communication Art - 210

Peggy M . Rupprecht, PhD

Associate Professor

Peggy M. Rupprecht is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Design, and Journalism at Creighton University, where she teaches classes on media literacy, American journalism history, global case studies, and public relations.  A qualitative phenomenologist, Dr. Rupprecht's research interests include global engagement, media literacy/disinformation, 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-Lincoln. 


Computer Science, Design and Journalism


Associate Professor


  • Journal of Public Interest Communications
    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. 
    4(1), p. 61-77. 2020
  • Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication
    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.
    8(2), p. 56-59 2018
  • Journal of Leisure Research
    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. 
    44(3), p. 308-331 2012