Peru State College
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Judith Ruskamp

Contact Information:

Office: TJM 327

Office Phone: (402) 872-2301



Office Hours:

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM and

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

PSEA meetings: 11:30 AM


1:00 PM- 2:00 PM and

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Faculty Senate: 11:00 AM

Friday By appointment

Courses Offered:

EDUC 300 Managing the Learning Environment for Effective Teaching

Hybrid section Web Page

Campus section Web Page

EDUC 317 Assessment for Student Learning

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EDUC 400 Professional and Collaborative Practices

EDUC 420 Student Teaching Seminar

EDUC 434 Secondary Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

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2009 - Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
1988 - M.Ed. in Education (Peru State College)
1981 - B.S. in Secondary Education (University of South Dakota)



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.