Roosevelt Ratliff Jr., professor of English and assistant vice president of academic affairs at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, died on July 4.
Prior to being named assistant vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Ratliff spent 10 years as head of the university’s School of Education. Earlier in his career, he taught at Stanford University, the University of District of Columbia, and Fayetteville State University. He served as president of the South Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Dr. Ratliff is a graduate of Alabama A&M University, where he double majored in history and English. He earned a master’s degree in education from Northeastern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in educational administration degree from the University of Tulsa. Professor Ratliff earned an educational doctorate from Stanford University.