Ralph W. Turner, the former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida A&M, died on December 26 while visiting family in Philadelphia. He was 80 years old.
Dr. Turner joined the faculty at Florida A&M University in 1967 as an associate professor of chemistry. He became dean in 2008 and served in that role until 2012. He served on the faculty at the university for a half century, most recently as the 3D Distinguished Professor of Chemistry.
Dr. Turner held a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.