Dr. Krause’s dissertation "Optimal Diphthongs: An OT Analysis of the Acquisition of Spanish Diphthongs" used Optimality Theory to analyze the acquisition of Spanish diphthongs by native speakers of English. She plans to continue doing research in the field of Second Language Acquisition, with a focus on interlanguage phonology. After graduation, Dr. Krause will teach at Siena College as a lecturer.
Speaking of her time with LLC she says, “My studies at UAlbany have provided diverse experiences that have informed my research and my teaching. I also value the personal connections that I have made over the years. These connections have enriched my life both personally and professionally.”