Most of my areas of interest and expertise include organizational change, new communication technologies, conflict (behavioral), leadership, and data analysis (quantitative and qualitative survey research). My background is in public relations and campaign construction.
Blight, M. G., Ruppel, E. K., & Schoenbauer, K. V. (2017). Sense of community on Twitter and
Instagram: Exploring the roles of motives and parasocial relationships. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 20, 314-319.
Blight, M. G., Jagiello, K., & Ruppel, E. K. (2015). “Same stuff different day:” A mixed-method study of support seeking on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 53, 366-373. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.07.209
Ruppel, E. K., Blight, M. G., Cherney, M., & Fylling, S. (2015). An exploratory investigation of communication technologies as a means to alleviate communicative difficulties and depression in older adults. Journal of Aging and Health. http://doi.org/10.1177/0898264315599942