Professor Robin Pearlstein received an Education Specialist degree with a focus on adult and community education from Walden University. Her MSN is in nursing education from Western Governors University and she earned her BSN at Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio. Professor Pearlstein is dually certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in psychiatric mental health nursing and advanced public health nursing. Before relocating to Chattanooga in 2012 to teach nursing, Professor Pearlstein practiced acute and community mental health nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. Early in her career she participated in a psychiatric nursing internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland where she practiced acute in-patient psychiatric care and performed diagnostic assessments for schizophrenia research study inclusion. Professor Pearlstein has also filled many roles in community mental health including clinical practice at Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons, clinical directorship of Care Alliance Health Center for the Homeless, and Director of Nursing at Jewish Family Services in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also a certified Chronic Care Professional Health Coach and is a practitioner of complementary strategies that promote emotional balance and well-being. Professor Pearlstein held the Mary B. Jackson nursing professorship award for 2015-2016 and received the outstanding clinical faculty award in 2013. She is currently engaged in working with community peer specialists at the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Mental Health Court.