Salena Anderson is the Writing Center Director and an Associate Professor of English. Her research areas include English linguistics, grammar, TESOL, and second language writing. She enjoys working one-on-one with student writers, offering writing workshops, and teaching writing in a classroom setting.
Hello! My name is Kari-Anne Innes, and one of my roles at the university is assistant director Writing Center. I joined Valparaiso University in 2012 as program director for the Arts and Entertainment Administration master’s program and a lecturer in the Graduate School and Core. My research background is in theatre, performance studies, gender studies, and theology. My professional background is in theatre arts, directing, and arts administration. I am most experienced with research papers, literary analysis, business writing, and MLA and Chicago style. I can work with you in all areas of writing, including understanding assignments, drafting, and revision. I recommend making regular appointments to work through all stages of the writing process. I look forward to working with you!
Hello everyone! My name is Mike, and I’m a second-year graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program here at VU. I got my Bachelor’s degree from Taylor University where I majored in professional writing and minored in psychology. I enjoy working on outlines and pre-writing techniques as well as reflective papers and literature reviews. I am most familiar with APA format, as that’s what my program primarily uses for all assignments. However, I am also familiar with MLA and Chicago Manual of Style. I am happy to help with those formats as well. It never hurts to have another pair of eyes reading through a paper you’ve written, and I’m happy to take a look and offer suggestions. No matter where you’re at with your assignment, I’ll be here to help!
Hello everyone! My name is Varnika Chennur. I am a graduate student pursuing Information Technology. I am doing my double Masters in IT and I also have a Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism from India. I am most familiar with APA format but I’m also comfortable with the MLA style. I like writing and I strongly believe it is a powerful tool of communicating your thoughts and ideas. Come over to the writing center to seek help with your essays, reflection papers and your thesis. I also enjoy brainstorming sessions. Writing Center has helped a lot in improving my abilities in writing, reading and also thinking critically. I am sure as peer consultants we would able to work together to bring out an error-free paper.
Hello. My name is Satwik Kancharla, and I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in IT. I have a degree in Computer Science from India. One of my passions lies in writing and that is exactly why I am working in the writing center. I am comfortable in APA style since it is mainly used in my area of dicipline. However, I am also familiar with the MLA and Chicago style as well. I always enjoy working along with students and helping them in various stages of their writing process. I am sure the writing cetner would be a valuable resource in the process. Come over and our knowledgable peers will make sure that the paper is flawless.