Dr. Rostow grew up in Brooklyn NY, where his father was a NYC Police commander. Dr. Rostow attended the University of Illinois in Chicago and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. He has held a number of academic appointments in his long career. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Medical Psychologist (Prescribing Psychologist) in the State of Louisiana. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology and the Psychology Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He holds a Post-Doctoral Masters Degree in Psychopharmacology. He holds the Diplomate in Police Psychology from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.
Dr. Rostow is the senior author of Psychological Fitness for Duty Evaluations for Law Enforcement Executives (with Robert Davis, 2004). He is also an author of the Matrix-Psychological Uniform Law Enforcement Selection Evaluation (M-PULSE©), a methodology and inventory for the determination of the probability of civil rights violations and other misconduct in law enforcement officers and law enforcement officer candidates, now in publication with MHS.