James L. Ratcliff is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, maker of the ClōSYS brand of oral care products. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Rowpar was received the Corporate LiveWire Award for Innovations and Excellence in Oral Care. In 2014, Rowpar received the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Exporter of the Year Award. From 1989 to 2000, Dr. Ratcliff served as senior research scientist, professor and director, Center for the Study of Higher Education at the Pennsylvania State University. From 1979 to 1989, Dr. Ratcliff was professor and program head for higher education at Iowa State University. Dr. Ratcliff is author of 120 articles, books, book chapters, is co-inventor on over 36 patents and patents pending. He is active member of the Arizona Business Leadership Arizona Biotechnology Assn., American Academy of Oral and Systemic Health, American Education Research Assn., and the International Association for Dental Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Washington State University, a M.A. in History from Washington State University, and a B.A. from Utah State University.