Author Archives: Dr. Ralph G. Perrino


About Dr. Ralph G. Perrino

Biography: Doctorate, Education, George Mason University, 1998; Masters Degree, Public Administration, George Mason University, 1980; Graduate study, Sociology, University of North Carolina 1971-74; Bachelor's Degree, Sociology, Catawba College, 1971. Associate Professor, Sociology, Northern Virginia Community College, 1984 - present; Founder and Director, Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, LLC, 1995 - 2018; 35 years teaching, coaching, mentoring, and tutoring experience with elementary through college-age students. Founder and Board President of Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (1986-1998); Board President, Residential Program Center (1998-2009); Chairman, Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce (2009-2011); Vice Chairman, Fairfax Partnership for Youth, 2010 – 2016, Board Member, David M. Brown Planetarium, 2010 – 2018; Advisory Board, David M. Brown Planetarium, 2018; Board Member, Creative Cauldron Theatre Company, 2012 – present; Co-President, Faction of Fools Theater Company, 2016 – present; Board Member, The Hub Theater Company, 2018 - present; Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources (WISER) past president and Board member, 2001 – 2015. Outstanding Citizen Award, Arlington County Public Schools, 1992; Nominated for Outstanding Citizen Award, Arlington County Public Schools, 2005; Arlington School Administrators 2006 Civic Award; Arlington County James B. Hunter Community Hero Award, 2009; Northern Virginia Community College Outstanding Service to the College Award, 2012; Jean C. Netherton Award of Excellence, Northern Virginia Community College. 2016.

1967: Summer of Love or Summer of Hate?

A report in the February 27, 2018 online U.S. News and World Report titled "Inequality Remains 50 Years After Kerner Report" is shocking, yet not surprising. That report 50 years ago was spurred by the massive extent of civil disobedience in America during the summer of 1967 when 157 cities went up in flames due … Read more

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Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Education…

I offer this blog post as a cautionary note. I firmly believe that the way in which K-12 and higher education is preparing our children for the job market of the future needs to be dramatically changed. Much has been said during the past several years about the pending explosion of artificial intelligence, robotics, and … Read more

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Welcome to My Post-NVTS Blog

As you can see from our home page, we have closed our doors at NVTS after serving the academic needs of the students and families of Northern Virginia for nearly a quarter of a century. For twenty-four years, we have built a reputation that we believe is second to none by offering outstanding service. As … Read more

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Countdown to College: Decisions, Decisions

Dr. Perrino was pleased to be invited recently to participate in a discussion titled "Countdown to College: Decisions, Decisions" on the talk radio show "Parenting 411."

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How to Attend College Debt-Free

I was recently interviewed on WOLB Talk Radio in Baltimore on the topic of college planning. The interview lasted one hour. Toward the end of the interview, the interviewer asked me about college financing. I told her that my wife and I sent our two sons to college and both graduated with not one penny … Read more

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