- Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Aging Studies 1991-1993, University of Michigan
- Ph.D. 1991, Michigan State University
- M.S.W. 1985, Michigan State University
- BSW 1974, Nazareth College
Professor Montcalm teaches courses in research, data analysis, human behavior, and death and dying. Her primary research interests include research self-efficacy (among social workers) and family care giving. Community involvement includes past program chair for the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors annual conference, past vice-president for the Nevada Chapter of the NASW; and current Nevada Geriatric Education Center Board of Directors.