Dean, Division of Education
Department Chair, Elementary Education
Stevenson Rm. 103
- M.Ed. Instructional Technology, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, 2002
- B.A. Elementary Education, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 1988
Doug is responsible for monitoring and supervising the operations and personnel in SKC’s Division of Education. He oversees several initiatives within the Division that seek to empower teaching candidates and assist students- particularly Native scholars- in their pathway to becoming licensed educators in Montana schools. Doug has previously taught courses in Educational Technologies, Indian Education, Classroom Management and Social Development, Science for Educators, Foundations of Education, Social Science methods, as well as other courses.
Doug Ruhman was born and raised in New England, and attended colleges in Connecticut and Maine before moving to Montana in 1984. Doug graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in Elementary Education in 1988. He worked as a 4th grade classroom teacher and writing specialist in Ronan for 11 years before becoming a technology coordinator and teacher in the Charlo School District for 3 years. After securing his Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology in January of 2002, Doug began working in Teacher Education at Salish Kootenai College. Since that time Doug has developed and taught many courses and worked to promote the Division of Education’s goals within and beyond SKC. He is involved in several service committees at the College, and has research interests in technology and its effects on child development, and in children and the environment. Doug is also a musician and loves to hike, fish, paddle, and bike in Montana’s great outdoors. He received the American Indian College Fund Faculty of the Year Award in 2014.