Emeritus College

Elliott, Ralph

Ralph Elliott with three international students he mentors standing in hallway at Madren Center
Dr. Ralph Elliot, Professor Emeritus of economics pictured with his CIS students

Dr. Ralph Elliott, Professor Emeritus of Economics, also served as Vice Provost before he retired in 2006.

Dr. Elliott made a huge impact during his time at Clemson.  At Clemson, Ralph was Director of Professional Development, Associate Dean for Executive Education, and Vice Provost for Off-Campus, Distance and Continuing Education. At the same time, he worked through the academic ranks from Assistant to Associate and on to full Professor of Economics. An annual award, the Ralph D. Elliot Endowed Award is given yearly in his honor and recipients of this award may be seen on a permanently displayed plaque in the Clemson University Madren Center. Dr. Elliott has continued to stay busy after retirement from Clemson with a successful consulting firm that provides  strategic marketing advice to institutions in the United States and throughout the the world: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rdeclemson/

Ralph also participates in the College’s Conversations with International Students program. Ralph is mentoring two students this year.  Jun and Ming are both from China and are very willing and eager to improve their English. Jun’s wife, Linyu, also joins the group from time to time! As a first time mentor, Dr. Elliott states that he thoroughly enjoys the experience with these students and appreciates their hard work and willingness to learn.