Sarah Clevenger, Ph.D.

Sarah Clevenger

Title: Botanist, Professor Emerita
Company: Indiana State University
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Sarah Clevenger, Ph.D., Botanist and Professor Emerita at Indiana State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in botany.

Utilizing more than 35 years of industry experience, Dr. Clevenger most recently served as a professor at Indiana State University from 1978 until attaining emerita status in 1985, a title she still holds today. Prior to this appointment, she was an assistant and associate professor at the university between 1963 and 1978, having previously served as an assistant professor at such academic institutions as Eastern Illinois University, Wittenberg University and Berea College between 1957 and 1961. She commenced her career as a science teacher at the Radford School and Hillsdale School beginning in 1949.

Dr. Clevenger holds a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University and a Doctor of Philosophy from Indiana University. Published frequently in the American Journal of Botany and Canadian Journal of Biochemistry, she is renowned for being the first to isolate and name the flower pigment aurantinidin, a yellow flower pigment. Inspired to design and build her own greenhouse, she imported various botanic gardens from Europe, Asia and Africa in an effort to complement her education and lectures.

A member of the American Institute for Biological Science and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Dr. Clevenger is most proud of being an outside examiner for dissertations in Canada and India. In recognition of her exceptional undertakings, she has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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