After more than 25 years of laboratory safety experience at the University of Vermont and Cornell University, Ralph joined Keene State College as the Chemical Hygiene Officer in 2014. He has been the secretary of the Division of Chemical Health and Safety of the ACS for 10 years and is the chair of the Safety Advisory Panel of the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety. He received his B.S. from Cornell University and an M.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Vermont.