Rita SpearAssistant Professor
ELC 325
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Rita is a Butte native and has over 30 years of industry experience. She received her B.S. in Computer Science from Montana Tech and her M.S. in Computer Science from Montana State University. She is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Montana.

Research Interests

Rita has worked with faculty members from the University of Montana to research the role of robotics in distance education.

Career in Brief

  • Assistant Professor, Business and Information Technology, Montana Tech, 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Health Care Informatics, Montana Tech, 2010-2016
  • Chief Information Officer, St. Patrick Hospital, Providence Health & Services, Western Montana Region
  • President and Owner, Ingenium Data Techniques, Inc.
  • Vice President of Information Technology, MSE Technology Applications
  • Vice President of Networks, Touch America
  • General Manager, Tetragenics, Inc.

Courses Taught

  • Critical Thinking, Decision Making and the Art of Leadership
  • Operations Management
  • Business Modeling

Personal Interests

Rita enjoys spending time with her husband and their six wonderful grandchildren at Georgetown Lake (she also likes the grandkids' parents too).