Dr. Clevenger grew up in Pennsylvania. She received her PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). She considers herself an activist through her research. She has authored peer-reviewed journal publications and books on the topics of sexual assault, intimate partner abuse and cyber victimization. Dr. Clevenger presented her research on the cybervictimizations of survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence at the United Nations Women in New York City in December 2016. She has also done speaking engagements throughout the state of Illinois and other universities. Dr. Clevenger is also the recipient of the 2016 Feminist Criminology Article of the Year Award. She has recently published in 2018 Understanding Victimology; An Active Learning Approach. She has two forthcoming books, Teaching Criminological Theory (2018) and Gendering Criminology; Crime and Justice Today (2019). She has also been recognized for her teaching in these areas by Illinois State University with both college and university Faculty Teacher of the Year Awards and the 2016 American Society of Criminology, Division of Victimology, Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award and 2017 American Society of Criminology, Division of Critical Criminology and Social Justice Teacher of the Year Award.
Sexual assault, intimate partner violence and cyber victimization