Dr. Step received her undergraduate and graduate training in the discipline of Communication Studies, teaching a variety of coursework along the way, including public speaking, interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, persuasion and media effects. She is a trained group facilitator and was recently certified as an Executive Coach through the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU. Dr. Step also completed a NCI sponsored post doctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.