Dr. Perlow received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Purdue University in 1970. In addition he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University in 1976, a Master of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Evansville in 1979 and the Doctor of Nursing Science from Indiana University in 1987. He began his career as a baccalaureate and higher education nurse faculty in 1978 and is in his thirty fourth year as a nurse educator. He has practiced as an adult health and adult mental health nurse in a variety of facilities. The focus of his research has been in the psychosocial dimensions of adult health. Recently he has focused on review articles describing issues with reperfusion in cardiac patients as well as inflammatory response in CAD. His focus as a nurse educator has been in adult health and as a result he has taught all levels of adult health at both the baccalaureate and master’s level. He has also taught such supportive courses as nursing theory, nursing research, issues in nursing, nursing management and professional transitions for both pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing student as well as associate degree nurses seeking to complete the BSN. He was one of the initial nurse faculty to teach utilizing Interactive Television (ITV) via distance technology and continues to teach web based nursing courses. He was promoted to Professor in 2002. He has published numerous articles and participated as a research consultant for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. He was recognized by the Regents of Murray State University for excellence in teaching in 2002. He has been honoured with membership in Sigma Theta Tau, the International Nursing Honour Society; Sigma Xi, the International Research Society; and Phi Kappa Phi Honour Society.
Research Interest: His research interest includes psychosocial dimensions of adult health