Graduate Writing Consultants

Chelsea Wagenaar

Chelsea Wagenaar is the Writing Center Director and teaches in the English Department. She specializes in creative writing, especially poetry and nonfiction, and is the author of two collections of poetry. She loves working with college students and seeing them grow in confidence and competence as writers.

Kari-Anne Innes

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!

Cynthia Pluta

Cynthia has been with the University since 2009 working as a lecturer in Core and Graduate Studies.  In addition to Core at the undergraduate level, Cynthia has taught Shakespeare, Law and the Humanities and Professional Research and Writing.  Cynthia works as an online tutor at the Writing Center, assisting students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Cynthia holds her MALS/JD from the University with a concentration in English.  Cynthia enjoys working with students and assisting them in achieving their writing goals.

Colleen Morrissey

Colleen Morrissey is a University Writing Program Associate who specializes in critical and creative writing. She holds a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, and her research and writing explores literature and culture, the novel form, the body, women writers, digital media, and media history. She was awarded an O. Henry Prize and has been a Best American Short Stories Notable,and so she loves helping students synthesize strong research and analysis with creative writing styles.