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Dr. Ronald G. Ribble

Class of 1955

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Dr. Ronald G. Ribble was born in West Reading, May 7, 1937 the son of Jeremiah George Ribble and Mildred S. Folk. ...Ron graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton Iowa in 1955 and attended Hillyer College in Hartford, Connecticut before enlisting in the USAF in 1956.

Dr. Ribble's career in the "Cold War" Air Force spanned 25 years. He served as an enlisted person in the military training [DI] and communications-electronics fields, attended OCS, was commissioned in 1960 and rose through the ranks to grade of Lieutenant Colonel while serving in staff and command positions[3], in the United States, Asia and Europe from Squadron to Department of Defense Agency level until retiring in 1981. He was decorated seven times for outstanding service to his country. His military superiors described him as "an absolutely charismatic and top-notch leader who excels in every challenge."

Dr. Ribble's substantive university education began while in the United States Air Force. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia and earned a BS [1968] and MS [1969] in Electrical Engineering. His master's degree research in 1968 demonstrated the conceptual feasibility of transmitting high capacity data [pictures] over analog phone lines winning a $150,000 grant for seminal research toward eventual development of the facsimile machine.

Upon retirement from the Air Force Dr. Ribble returned to the University of Missouri where he earned an MA [1985] and Ph.D. [1986] in Social Psychology with emphasis in Personality and Individual Differences. His doctoral dissertation was entitled "Temperament, Motivation, Arousal and Leadership: An investigation of the interrelations of arousal-based individual differences and leadership profiles. His dissertation supervisor was Russell G. Geen, distinguished motivationist, author, and, now, professor emeritus, University of Missouri. Dr. Ribble's academic honors include designation as Honors Scholar UMC and membership in Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu, Engineering Honor Societies and in Psi Chi, the Psychology Honor Society.

Between 1986 and January 1989, Dr. Ribble was primarily engaged in psychiatric/psychological services in Missouri and Iowa. He served as research director for Coping Resources, Inc. in Columbia, Missouri [1986], as marketing and referral development coordinator with Laughlin Pavilion Psychiatric Hospital [1987], as a psychiatric program director with The Psychiatric Institutes of America in Iowa Falls, Iowa [1987-88], and as lead psychotherapist in the Gasconnade [Missouri] County Counseling Center [1988]. In January 1989 he joined the psychology faculty of the University of Texas at San Antonio as a Visiting Assistant Professor, retiring in 2002 as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology who specialized in Abnormal Psychology, Motivation and Emotion, Personality Psychology, and the Psychology of Religion. Dr. Ribble, whose PhD outside area was in Business, also taught Organizational and Business Communications in the UTSA College of Business. Touted by his students as a "wonder teacher, excellent speaker, motivator-- charismatic, intriguing, inspirational, exciting, knowledgeable, a great role model and dedicated…" he was recommended by National Dean's list students to be in Who's Who Among America's Teachers for ten consecutive years [1996-2005] as the teacher having the greatest single influence on their successes as individuals or as students…thus placing him well within the top two-percent of American teachers.

From 1989-1994 [in addition to his teaching] Dr. Ribble served as an Associate Clinical Psychologist with The Texas Department of Health, in psychiatric services with Afton Oaks and Monte Vista Hospitals-and in outpatient services with Olmos Psychological Services-specializing in assessment and diagnostics including forensics matters. In addition, he activated his previously established corporation, Towers and Rushing, Limited, providing consultation in assessments and forensics matters; free-lance writing services, critical reviews of professional texts and essay preparation for psychological reference works, as well as the publishing of poetic books and journals including Troubadour from 1997 through 2001.

Dr. Ribble writes social and political commentary for newspapers and poetry for publication. His most recent book [1999] of Poetry is, "Don't Eat the Snake! He has published interviews of celebrities including Charles Osgood, Maya Angelou, Robert Goulet, Robert Pinsky, and Paul Scofield. He received the International Platform Association's annual poetry award in 1995, The Lyric Poetry Journal's Roberts Memorial Prize-1995, and PUSHCART nominations in 1999 and 2001. He has been a patron of the Poetry Society of America and a member of the President's Club of the Society of Professional Journalists.

His gifts to and membership in various organizations and causes mark Dr. Ribble's routine involvement in education, psychology, and politics. He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, a Fellow of the American College of Forensics Examiners, a member of the Certified Homeland Security Veterans Corps, a member of the Academy of Political Science, a member of the International Society for the Study of Political Psychology, a member [Emeritus] of the Association for Behavior Analysis and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties in Behavioral Science. Dr. Ribble was a Leadership Circle Member of the Democratic National Committee during the 1990s, is a Leadership Circle member of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program, and a Leadership Circle member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He was also a cosponsor of the Lyric Recovery Festival held in Carnegie Hall, New York City in 2000.

At UTSA Dr. Ribble established and funded the Ruth Bohn Weissman Scholarship in Creative Writing from 1992 until 2004, was a Friend of Shakespeare and a Friend of Music, was a contributing speaker for various student activities, and was an advisor [for 9 years] of the independent student newspaper, The Paisano. In the community Dr. Ribble has at one time or another provided volunteer services to the San Antonio [Holmgren] Children's Shelter, Catholic Family and Children's services, and the local Rational Recovery chapter.

Dr. Ribble's lifetime activities and achievements are listed in 40 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in The South and Southwest, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who in Finance and Industry. He has also received special recognition such as the IBC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, the ABI 500 Leaders of Influence in 2001, the United Cultural Convention's International Peace Prize for 2002, the IBC Da Vinci Diamond in 2004, the ABI American Medal of Honor in 2004, the IBC Lifetime of Achievement in Literature & Media award in 2008 and the IBC Lifetime of Greatness Award in 2008. He was appointed a Deputy Director General of IBC for the Americas in 2008 and selected as one of the University of Missouri Columbia's Board of Psychology Leaders in 2008. Dr. Ribble was most recently selected to be among the top 200 biographees of the IBC-UK as well as being named to IBC's Legion of Honour.

Dr. Ribble resides in San Antonio, Texas where he met and married, his cherished, intelligent and beautiful wife, Catalina Valenzuela Torres, in 1961. They have three children and five grandchildren. He writes under the pen names of El Cuervo or Don Miguel. Dr. Ribble is a political Independent and a Deist.

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