Timothy Lehman

Contact Information

Professor of History and Political Science
B.A. Earlham College
M.A., Ph.D.  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Phone: 406.657.1123
Office: Morledge-Kimball Hall 215
Email: lehmant@rocky.edu


Tim Lehman graduated from Earlham College (Richmond, Ind.) in 1978 and received his master's and doctorate in American history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1990, he moved to Rocky Mountain College where he has been teaching a wide variety of courses in American, western, and environmental history. He is the author of two books, Public Values, Private Lands: American Farmland Preservation Policy, 1933-1985 (University of North Carolina Press, 1995) and Bloodshed at Little Bighorn: Sitting Bull, Custer, and the Destinies of Nations (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). He has also published articles and numerous reviews in professional and popular journals. From 1996 to 1999 he served on the board of Humanities Montana. He is also a frequent speaker for public audiences in Billings and the region about various topics in western history. Dr. Lehman also enjoys hiking, camping, and driving the back roads of Big Sky country.

Courses Taught

  • HST 211/212: American History I & II 
  • HST 260: Montana and the West
  • HST 311: History of Western America 
  • HST 356: Indigenous Responses to Colonialism
  • HST 363: Recent America
  • HST 365: American Environmental History
  • POL 313: Environmental Politics


Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59102