Dr Stephen Montgomery attended University of California, San Diego, graduating with honors from Revelle College in 1969, majoring in English Literature. He completed the Ph.D. program in English and American Literature at UCSD in 1977, and became an English teacher, at The Bishop's School in La Jolla, California in 1979 and was named teacher of the year in 1980.
While in graduate school, Steve edited Dr. David Keirsey's book, Please Understand Me, an internationally bestselling book for 40 years. Influenced by Dr. Keirsey's studies in temperament and madness, Steve's doctoral dissertation, in English literature traced the schizophrenic effects of paradoxical "double-bind" communication in Henry James's characters.
Becoming Editor-in-Chief for Prometheus Nemesis Book Company, Steve edited Dr. Keirsey's books, and wrote his own books, the Pygmalion Project Series: Volume 1, The Artisan; Volume 2, The Guardian; and Volume 3, the Idealist. He collaborated with Dr. Keirsey on the international bestselling book, Please Understand Me II, published in 1998. Steve wrote and published his book: People Patterns in 2002. Steve has become the de facto expert of Temperament in Literature.
He has collaborated with Dr. Brian Alman, a student of Milton Erickson, on the book Keep It Off (2004) and also is collaborating with Brian on his forthcoming book to be published in January 2011: The Voice: Discovering the Power of Your Inner Wisdom.