Kari-Anne Innes

Hello! My name is Kari-Anne Innes, and this is my second semester working with graduate students at the 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. I am a member of the Teaching Across Cultures Faculty Learning Community and the Faculty Writing Circle. 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 available to tutor in all areas of writing, but 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!


Shelby Rymers

Hi there! My name is Shelby, 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 Purdue University where I majored in psychology and minored in Spanish and law. I prefer writing research papers or reflective essays, although I have experience with many types of papers. Because my field primarily uses APA format, I am most familiar with that style. However, I’m happy to help with MLA and Chicago formatting as well. Whether you’re unsure where to start, doing last-minute tweaks, or somewhere in the middle, come on in! I’d love to help!

Shelbie Sullivan

Hello all, my name is Shelbie and I am a second year Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate student. I enjoy working on outlines and other pre-writing techniques, literature reviews, and research papers. I am most familiar with APA. I also have experience with academic, professional journal writing and thesis writing in the academic setting. I am excited to help students gain new writing skill and increase their confidence in the writing process. We all need a second, third, or even fifth set of eyes on our writing, and that’s okay! I am here to be a helpful set of eyes. I look forward to working with you from the pre-writing stages all the way through the final editing stage. 🙂

Chris Dabbs

Hello! My name is Chris, and I’ll never look as professional in-person as I do in my photo. I’m currently a second year graduate student in both the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor programs here at Valpo. I completed my undergraduate studies at Wabash College, where I double-majored in Psychology and Religion. Stylistically, most of my experience is with APA formatting (with just a smattering of MLA), but I’d be pleased to help you with whatever formatting styles you (or your professor) prefer. Categorically, I am most familiar with research papers and literature reviews, but I am available for whatever type of work you’re doing! No matter the stage in the writing process, I’m here to help. I hope to see you in The Writing Center!

Frank Idhugwe

Hello there! My name is Frank Idhugwe, and I am currently a first year graduate student in the Information Technology and Computing program. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from the University of Benin, Nigeria. Given that this is my first semester serving as a consultant in the writing center, I greatly look forward to guiding students towards becoming more confident writers. Although my core interests lie with fiction, essays (persuasive or informative), and Engineering and Technology related researches and assignments, I equally look forward to the adventure of assisting you with any kind of work at any stage in the writing process. Feel free to come over and we’ll figure it out together. See you soon.


Cynthia Pluta

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