Michaela Ruppert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Instruction
Director of Undergraduate Studies - Criminology

Spring 2024 Office Hours:
Th: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm In-Person
M: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm Via Zoom
By appointment

Michaela Ruppert is a criminologist whose teaching and research interests include delinquency, justice, and criminal punishment. 

Her dissertation, entitled “Self-Efficacy, Conventional Cognitive Coping, and the Strain-Delinquency Relationship: A Test of General Strain Theory” examines the impact of interpersonal peer relationships and coping resources on juvenile delinquency. This research coincides with Professor Ruppert’s teaching interests, which focus on delinquency, juvenile interventions, and school policy and programming. 

She also teaches courses on the societal context of drug use and abuse, community-based and institutional corrections, and other current topics in crime and punishment.

Research areas
  • Crime, Law, and Social Control
Michaela Ruppert
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Contact Information

400F North Hall (NH)
Iowa City , IA 52242
United States