Stephanie Montgomery is a doctoral candidate in Health Communication. Her research interests include overweight and obesity issues of the traditional college student. Stephanie has her masters in Communication Studies from the University of Alabama, and baccalaureate in Communications and Psychology from the University of North Alabama. She is a full time instructor at the University of North Alabama (UNA) and teaches Speech, Gender Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Business and Professional Speaking and Interpersonal Communication. She is faculty advisor for Lambda Pi Eta and recently developed and launched LionCom - a communication student organization. In 2008 Stephanie designed and launched an annual speech competition for all students on campus and she still serves as coordinator and director. In April she won UNA's cherished Eleanor Gaunder Excellence in Teaching award for the 2013-2014 year.