Journalism, Media & Computing

Peggy Rupprecht, Ph.D.

Peggy Rupprecht, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Journalism

402.280.3014
Hitchcock 210
peggyrupprecht@creighton.edu

Peggy Rupprecht, Ph.D.

Biography

Peggy M. Rupprecht is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism, Media and Computing 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, qualitative phenomenology and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 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 served as a reporter and fill-in anchor for KMTV in Omaha, NE and as a reporter at 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. A 2018 recipient of the George F. Haddix President's Faculty Research Fund, Dr. Rupprecht is currently working on a qualitative phenomenology exploring the meaning of global engagement among a group of former students who participated in a Backpack Journalism documentary film program.