Alex Krause

Alex Krause is a program officer in Research and Policy for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Krause’s expertise is in organizational behavior and human capital in entrepreneurship, especially through demographic and industry studies. In terms of demographic research, Krause runs the women’s research agenda, working to find intersections for both research and programs in closing the gender gap. In regard to industry research, Krause is interested in the academic industry, particularly in building the field of entrepreneurship research. She runs the Kauffman Emerging Scholars Program, which provides annual support for doctoral consortia, dissertation fellowships, junior faculty fellowships and the Kauffman Prize Medal – all in pursuit of excellence in entrepreneurship research. She runs the State of the Field website – an encyclopedic compilation of knowledge on entrepreneurship research written by experts in the field. 

She previously worked as the project director of Building a Community of Readers for the Kansas City Public Library. Earlier, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Office of Mayor Sly James and his Turn the Page KC reading initiative and an economics analysis intern for the U.S. State Department in the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

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