James L. Ratcliff (Jim) Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, maker of the ClōSYS brand of oral care products. Jim is a driving force behind expansion of the company’s product line and its penetration of global markets. Jim is the second generation of the Ratcliff family leading Rowpar. Prior to joining the company as Chairman and CEO in 2000, Jim served as senior research scientist, professor, and director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University. From 1979 to 1989, Jim served as professor and program head for higher education at Iowa State University. Dr. Ratcliff is author of 120 articles, books, and book chapters, and is the co-inventor on over 30 patents and patents pending. He is an active member of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, Arizona Biotechnology Association, American Academy of Oral and Systemic Health, American Education Research Association, Global Chamber, and the International Association for Dental Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education and a M.A. in History from Washington State University, and a B.A. from Utah State University.