A.A. Ferris State University 1983
B.S. Ferris State University 1985
J.D. DePaul University College of Law 1988
In 2005, Professor Krause-Phelan joined the Cooley faculty as a Visiting Professor teaching Criminal Law. She became a full-time Professor at Cooley in 2006.
Before joining Cooley, Professor Krause-Phelan worked as both a private criminal defense practitioner and as an Assistant Public Defender with the Kent County Office of the Defender in Grand Rapids.
While in private practice, Professor Krause-Phelan served as adjunct faculty for the School of Criminal Justice at Ferris State University, where she taught Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.
During her years in practice, Professor Krause-Phelan lectured on a variety of criminal law topics, including "Junk Science in the Courtroom: Cross-Examining the Child Sexual Abuse Accommodations Syndrome Expert" and "Getting Experts in Court-Appointed Cases." She has also served on the faculty for the Hillman Trial Advocacy Program.
Professor Krause-Phelan has served as co-editor and editor of The Informant, a publication of the former Kent County Criminal Defense Bar. She also has served as editor of Right to Counsel, a publication of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.
At Cooley, Professor Krause-Phelan teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.
Tonya Krause-Phelan, Nelson P. Miller, Derek Witte, Joni Larson, Kim O'Leary, and Vicki Eggers, Using a Faculty Inquiry Process to Examine Student Responsibility for Learning, 61 J. Legal Educ. 280 (2011).
Tonya Krause-Phelan, Criminal Procedure, 55 Wayne L. Rev. 195 (Spring 2009).