Program Officer in Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
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.
Krause is working on a master’s degree at New York University in organizational behavior, systems and analytics with a specialization in human capital engineering. She previously worked as the director of building a community of readers at the Kansas City Public Library, where she worked to identify the organizational design structure of the library and help develop the library’s strategy. She landed in Kansas City by way of volunteering as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Kansas City Mayor’s Office. There she helped develop organizational structure for the mayor’s startup education initiative, Turn the Page KC. Earlier, she earned her bachelor’s degree in international management and business leadership with concentrations in German and Western European economics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. While there, she interned with the U.S. Embassy in Berlin in the economics sector, studied at the Technical University of Braunschweig and studied at the Vienna School of Economics and Business.