Dr. Clevenger

Dr. Morgan Clevenger is a Professor of Management and Post-Doctoral Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility & Global Business Ethics. He holds a Doctor of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Missouri, USA. He also holds an MBA (Magna Cum Laude) from the John Chambers College of Business & Economics from West Virginia University, Morgantown where he also completed a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at the Reed College of Media.

Dr. Clevenger is a formerly tenured Associate Professor at the Sidhu School of Business & Leadership at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania. In the past, he has held the positions of Regional Vice President USA Programs Department for Students In Free Enterpise (SIFE) world headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Clevenger has been the recipient of the Interdisciplinary Teaching Award at Wilkes University and a Fullbright Finalist for 2018. In 2016 he won the CASE Award for Outstanding Research in Integrated Educational Advancement. Dr. Clevenger has many academic journal articles and presentations to his name. He is a member of the Academy of Management, The American Association of University Professors, The Association for the Study of Higher Education amongst others.

Academic Positions Held
  • Professor of Management, Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Wilkes University, USA
Academic Positions Held In The Past
  • Regional Vice President, Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), USA
  • Director, Alan B. Mollohan Training Center, Alderson-Broaddus University, USA
Academic Credentials
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in CSR, Monarch Business School Switzerland (in progress)
  • D.Ed., University of Missouri, USA
  • MBA, West Virginia University, USA
  • B.Sc. in Journalism, West Virginia University, USA
Awards And Honors
  • 2018 Fullbright Finalist
  • 2018 Recipient of the Interdisciplinary Teaching Award, TREC, Wilkes University
  • 2017 Nominee for Advisor of the Year, Wilkes University
  • 2017 Nominee for Innovative Teaching, Wilkes University
  • 2016 CASE Award for Outstanding Research in Integrated Educational Advancement
  • 2016 Nominee for Advisor of the Year, Wilkes University
  • 2015 Nominee for Outstanding New Faculty, Wilkes University
  • 2015 Association for Talent Development (ASTD) Nominee for the Dissertation of the Year Award
  • 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Nominee for the Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • 2015 Nominee for the Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award (via the University of Illinois)
  • 2015 Nominee for the Dan Cockrell Dissertation of the Year Award, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • 2014 The John Gretzenbach Award Nominee for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement via the Council for Aid to Education (CASE)
  • 2014 Alice L. Beeman Award Nominee for Communications and Marketing for Educational Advancement via Council for Aid to Education (CASE)
Main Academic Interests
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Educational Advancement
  • Education Policy
  • Entrepreneurial Empowerment
Associations And Memberships
  • Academy of Management (AOM) Member
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Member
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Member
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • United States Association of Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs (USASBE)
Languages
  • English
Selected and Recent Publications
  • Clevenger, M. R., & Fortunato, M. W-P (Eds.). (2020). Ecosystems and entrepreneurial empowerment. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Clevenger, M. R. (in data collection but contracted; likely 2020). Corporate citizenship in American higher education. Washington, DC: CASE.
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2019). Valuable intersections: Why CSR requires mindful leadership. In J. Marques (Ed.) Social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility, (pp. ?-?). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2019). CSR case study: Mitigating ethics with companies investing in higher education relationships. In J. Marques (Ed.) Social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility, (pp. ?-?). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2019). Corporate citizenship and higher education: Behaviors, engagement, and ethics. New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2019). Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2019). At the intersect of business and higher education: Historical, theoretical, and empirical perspectives on interorganizational relationships. In M. R. Clevenger & C. J. MacGregor’s (Eds.) Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices (pp. 1-24). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2019). Long-term business agendas to contribute to society. In M. R. Clevenger & C. J. MacGregor’s (Eds.) Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices (pp. 25-50). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Clevenger, M. R., MacGregor, C. J., & Ryan, C. J. (2019). Corporate philanthropy. In M. R. Clevenger & C. J. MacGregor’s (Eds.) Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices (pp. 51-66). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2019). Stakeholder management and corporate social responsibility (CSR). In M. R. Clevenger & C. J. MacGregor’s (Eds.) Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices (pp. 67-82). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2019). Corporate citizenship. In M. R. Clevenger & C. J. MacGregor’s (Eds.) Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices (pp. 83-102). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2019). Inside corporations: How they think and behave. In M. R. Clevenger & C. J. MacGregor’s (Eds.) Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices (pp. 103-124). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Clevenger, M. R., MacGregor, C. J., & Ryan, C. J. (2019). How higher education thinks and behaves. In M. R. Clevenger & C. J. MacGregor’s (Eds.) Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices (pp. 125-150). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Fortunato, M. W-P, Alter, T. R., Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2019). Higher educational engagement in economic development in collaboration with corporate powerhouses. In M. R. Clevenger & C. J. MacGregor’s (Eds.) Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices (pp. 151-178). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Clevenger, M. R., MacGregor, C. J., Udomsak, D. P., Bosack-Kosek, C., & Castano, S. (2019). Career development strategies serving businesses and corporations. In M. R. Clevenger & C. J. MacGregor’s (Eds.) Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices (pp. 179-206). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2019). Modern expectations and implications: The new ecology, ethics, and future directions of interorganizational relationships. In M. R. Clevenger & C. J. MacGregor’s (Eds.) Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices (pp. 207-230). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2018). Mandate for higher ed leaders: Effective fundraising and resource development. International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing (IJTEM), 8(1), 48-66.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2018). Managing corporate relations. International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing (IJTEM), 8(2), (23-43).
  • Fortunato, M. W-P, & Clevenger, M. R. (Eds.). (2017). Toward entrepreneurial community development: Leaping cultural and leadership boundaries. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2017). Perceptions of entrepreneurs and community: From historical roots to a contemporary kaleidoscope. In M. W-P Fortunato & M. R. Clevenger (Eds.) Toward entrepreneurial community development: Leaping cultural and leadership boundaries (pp. 10-50). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & Miao, C. (2017). Transformational leadership to build an entrepreneurial community. In M. W-P Fortunato & M. R. Clevenger (Eds.) Toward entrepreneurial community development: Leaping cultural and leadership boundaries (pp. 126-151). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Clevenger, M. R., Fortunato, M. W-P, & Houlihan, K. (2017). The value and process of social networking for entrepreneurs. In M. W-P Fortunato & M. R. Clevenger (Eds.) Toward entrepreneurial community development: Leaping cultural and leadership boundaries (pp. 152-176). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Fortunato, M. W-P, & Clevenger, M. R. (2017). An introduction to entrepreneurial community development. In M. W-P Fortunato & M. R. Clevenger (Eds.) Toward entrepreneurial community development: Leaping cultural and leadership boundaries (pp. 1-9). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Fortunato, M. W-P, & Clevenger, M. R. (2017). Leaping cultural and leadership boundaries: Catalyzing entrepreneurial communities. In M. W-P Fortunato & M. R. Clevenger
    (Eds.) Toward entrepreneurial community development: Leaping cultural and leadership boundaries (pp. 282-294). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & Jordan, L. (2016). Utilizing business tools to assist family firms adapting to changing conditions. The Practitioner, (April 20, 2016). Retrieved
    from https://ffipractitioner.org/2016/04/20/utilizing-business-tools-to-assist-family-firms- adapting-to-changing-conditions/
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2016). Senior leaders as effective fundraisers: A toolbox for dealing with complexities in the new ecology. In H. C. Alphin Jr., J. Lavine, S. Stark, and A. Hocker’s (Eds.) Facilitating Higher Education Growth through Fundraising and Philanthropy (pp. 82-107). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2016). The role of corporate and foundation relations development officers. In H. C. Alphin Jr., J. Lavine, S. Stark, and A. Hocker’s (Eds.) Facilitating Higher Education Growth through Fundraising and Philanthropy (pp. 256-293). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Symposiums & Conferences Attended
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2018). An overview of corporate citizenship and higher education: Behavior, engagement, and ethics. 2018 Global Landscapes Conference, April 26, 2018, Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2018). An overview of business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices. 2018 Global Landscapes Conference, April 26, 2018, Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Flynn, C., & Clevenger, M. R. (2018). The subjectivity of NACRO’s metrics: A view from higher education about corporate citizenship. 2018 Global Landscapes Conference, April 25, 2018, Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Clevenger, M. R., Troy, M., Edmonds, J., Erenay, B., Hughes, R., & Golden, C. (2018). Corporate social responsibility and sustainability in SMEs in NEPA: A research study inspired by Just Capital. 2018 Global Landscapes Conference, April 26, 2018, Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2018). First glance at a new book: Corporate citizenship and higher education: Behavior, engagement, and ethics. Wilkes University Provost’s Research & Scholarship Symposium, Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 2-5, 2018.
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2018). First glance at a new book: Business and corporation engagement with higher education: Models, theories, and best practices. Wilkes University Provost’s Research & Scholarship Symposium, Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 2-5, 2018.
  • Flynn, C., & Clevenger, M. R. (2018). The subjectivity of NACRO’s metrics: A view from higher education about corporate citizenship. Wilkes University Provost’s Research & Scholarship Symposium, Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 2-5, 2018.
  • Clevenger, M. R., Troy, M., Edmonds, J., Erenay, B., Hughes, R., & Golden, C. (2018). An exploration of corporate social responsibility and sustainability in NEPA. Wilkes University Provost’s Research & Scholarship Symposium, Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 2-5, 2018.
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2018). Challenging Issues Facing Family Businesses in the 21st Century. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) Annual Conference, January 10-14, 2018, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2018). Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in SMEs. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) Annual Conference, January 10-14, 2018, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2018). Programming Challenges & Charettes: Launch! Class. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) Annual Conference, January 10-14, 2018, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Heim, B., & Clevenger, M. R. (2017). The Relationship of Local Leaders and Business Institutions with Entrepreneurs in NEPA. Wilkes University Provost’s Research & Scholarship Symposium, Wilkes-Barre, PA, March 28-30, 2017.
  • Clevenger, M. R., Fortunato, M. W-P, & Newell, E. E. (2017). Entrepreneurial Communities: Highlights from NEPA. Wilkes University Provost’s Research & Scholarship Symposium, Wilkes-Barre, PA, March 28-30, 2017.
  • Clevenger, M. R., Newell, E. E., Alves, J. E., & Jordan, L. (2017). Family Business Trends and Issues in the 21st Century: Research in NEPA. Wilkes University Provost’s Research & Scholarship Symposium, Wilkes-Barre, PA, March 28-30, 2017.
  • Clevenger, M. R. (2017). Book overview of Toward Entrepreneurial Community Development: Leaping Cultural and Leadership Boundaries (Routledge, 2017). Wilkes University Provost’s Research & Scholarship Symposium, Wilkes-Barre, PA, March 28-30, 2017.
  • Newell, E. E., Jolley, D. D., Clevenger, C., & Fortunato, M. W-P. (March, 2017). I’ve got this! Perceived control mediates the relationship between stress and entrepreneurial success. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association, Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Clevenger, M. R., Fortunato, M. W-P, & Newell, E. E. (2017). Preliminary Results ofa Multi-State Entrepreneurial Communities Research Initiative. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) Annual Conference, January 19-22, 2017, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Clevenger, M. R., Newell, E. E., Alves, J. E., & Jordan, L. (2017). Key Issues for Family Businesses in the 21st Century: Results from a Grounded Theory, Ethnographic Case Study in Pennsylvania. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) Annual Conference, January 19-22, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
  • Heim, B., & Clevenger, M. R. (2017). The Relationship of Rurality and Local Leaders on Entrepreneurs. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) Annual Conference, January 19-22, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
  • Clevenger, M. R., Lehman, M. L., & Reinhardt, S. (2017). Women in Entrepreneurship History: The Journey and Intergenerational Reflection. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) Annual Conference, January 19-22, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
  • Clevenger, M. R., & MacGregor, C. J. (2016). Corporate Citizenship in Higher Education. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, November 2016.
Research Grants
  • 2017-19 Golden Wealth Management (Stifel) Research Grant, St. Louis, MO. Project:
    Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability in SMEs in NEPA.
  • Summer 2018 Mentoring Grant, Projects: Corporate Citizenship in American Higher Education
    and Entrepreneurial Communities & Ecosystems, Wilkes University
  • Summer 2017 Mentoring Grant, Project: Corporate Citizenship in American Higher Education,
    Wilkes University
  • 2016-17 Provost’s Research & Scholarship Grant, Project: Entrepreneurial Communities, Wilkes University
  • 2016-17 Type I Grant Research Funding, Project: Women in Entrepreneurship, Wilkes University Faculty Development Committee
  • 2016-17 Type II Presentation Funding, Wilkes University Faculty Development Committee
  • 2016-17 Type III Non-Presentation Funding, Wilkes University Faculty Development Committee
  • 2016 CASE Integrated Advancement Research Award, Project: Corporate Citizenship in American Higher Education, Washington, DC