Dr. Montgomery has been a member of the College of Education faculty since 1990 and serves as program coordinator for educational psychology. In the fall of 2008, she received the President's Excellence in Teaching Award at OSU-Tulsa, the highest honor awarded to faculty.
She also served as the principal investigator for "Project CREATES," an arts integration research project conducted in north Tulsa schools that brought $1.25 million in research funding to OSU over a five-year period. The CREATES research resulted in more than 30 publications and presentations at the regional, national and international level.
Dr. Montgomery is a member of the Board of Examiners for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and is Past President of the Association of the Gifted, a Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Dr. Montgomery's research interest areas include creativity, transpersonal development, gifted education and American Indian education. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Western New Mexico University and a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of New Mexico.