Erin Ruppel

About Erin Ruppel

Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Interests

Use of communication technologies in interpersonal relationships

Selected Publications

Ruppel, E. K. (2014). Use of communication technologies in romantic relationships: Self-disclosure and the role of relationship development. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. doi:10.1177/0265407514541075

Ruppel, E. K. & Burke, T. J. (2014).  Complementary channel use and the role of social competence.  Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. doi:10.1111/jcc4.12091

Ruppel, E. K., & Curran, M. A. (2012). Relational sacrifices in romantic relationships: Satisfaction and the moderating role of attachment. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 29, 508-529.

Ruppel, E. K., & Rains, S. A. (2012). Information sources and the health information-seeking process: An application and extension of channel complementarity theory. Communication Monographs, 79, 385-405.

Bonito, J. A., Ruppel, E. K., Saul, J., & Leischow, S. (2012). Assessing the preconditions for communication influence on decision making: The North American Quitline Consortium. Health Communication. doi:10.1080/10410236.2012.673245.


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Contact Information

Erin Ruppel
Telephone: (414) 229-1122
Office: UW-Milwaukee, NWQ Building B, Room 4595

Dissertation Title

The Affordance Utilization Model: The Role of Affordances as Relationships Develop

Courses Taught

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Communication Technologies
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences