Professor Pearlstein Corven is a psychiatric mental health nurse having filled roles in acute in-patient psychiatry, schizophrenia research, community mental health, and mental health care for homeless and underserved persons. She has been teaching nursing since 2009 and held the Mary B. Jackson nursing professorship award for excellence in teaching for 2015-2016 and received the CHEPS outstanding clinical faculty award in 2013. Professor Pearlstein Corven is a champion for experiential education at UTC.