Cynthia Montgomery

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Cynthia Montgomery received a Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2015, a Master of Science in Nursing in Community Health in 1997 and Family Nurse Practitioner in 1998, both from Valparaiso University. She received her PhD in Psychology at Walden University in February 2014. Dr. Montgomery currently serves as a contributing faculty member in the school of nursing at Walden University beginning February 2022. She has previously served as coordinator for a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program. She has taught graduate courses on psychiatric mental health advanced practice, psychopharmacology, the role of the advanced practice nurse, and graduate research, in addition to numerous undergraduate nursing courses at other universities. Dr. Montgomery has engaged in research on emotional intelligence in the helping professions and has presented original research on the importance of nursing faculty wellness. She maintains an active practice as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.


PhD, Walden University

MSN, Valparaiso University

MS, University of Alaska Anchorage

BSN, Valparaiso University

AAS, Purdue University

Public Service

Alaska Behavioral Health, Board of Directors -


Montgomery, C. (2009). Designing multiple-choice test items at higher cognitive levels.

Montgomery, C. (2018). Perceived stress, coping strategies, and emotional intelligence: A cross-sectional study of university students in helping disciplines. .


Montgomery, C. (2016). The Importance of Faculty Wellness.

Montgomery, C. (2016). The SBIRT Challenge: An Exploration of Implementation Barriers, Facilitators, and Sustainability in SW and Interprofessional Health.