Stephanie M. Knouse completed her B.A. in Spanish at Towson University
in June 2000 after studying six months in Granada, Spain through the
Centro de Lenguas Modernas. She taught secondary
high school Spanish from 2000-2002 at Our Lady of Good Counsel in
Wheaton, MD, after which she earned a M.A. in Spanish through the C. V.
Starr Middlebury School in Madrid, Spain in 2003. Dr. Knouse returned to
the states after a year in Spain and instructed
secondary Spanish at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, MD from
2003-2005. From 2005-2009, she attended the University of Florida and
earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics in December 2009. During the
summer of 2008, Dr. Knouse attended the Universidad
de Salamanca and collected data for her dissertation entitled
"Variation of Aspectual Morphology: Stative Verbs in the Spanish of
Dr. Knouse's areas of expertise are language variation and change in
Spanish, foreign language pedagogy, and second language acquisition.