Dr. Judith Ruskamp is an Associate Professor for the School of Education at Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska. Her primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses such as Classroom Management and Effective Teaching, Secondary Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum, Tests and Measurements, and Professional Practices; advising undergraduate students; and representing the college at both the state and regional level, particularly in the area of standards and assessment.
A native of Arlington, Nebraska, Dr. Ruskamp received her bachelors in Secondary Education from the University of South Dakota and Masters in Secondary Education from Peru State College. She received her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She taught high school language arts courses for number of years and was actively involved in extracurricular speech and drama activities.
Prior to her arrival at Peru State College in August of 2002, Dr. Ruskamp was employed for thirteen years with the Johnson-Brock Public School District as a 10 – 12 grade language arts instructor and one-act play production and speech and drama coach.
She resides on an acreage near Auburn, Nebraska, with her husband, Jerry, and has two children, Laura and Christine.