Because good research is good writing.


CSU researchers and scholars build ideas, innovations, careers, and communities by writing. Our research/scholarship changes the world because it is published, funded, and cited. We facilitate excellent writing engagement, development, and contribution across diverse disciplines and research/scholarly communities.


We support researchers and scholars who write for submission and/or degree completion. We help CSU’s experts or becoming-experts write more regularly and with greater ease. We provide agile and inclusive programing to reach writers where they are and facilitate sustainable writing processes and practices, healthy writing identities, and excellent written products. Together as a research writing community, we make Colorado State University an international leader in innovative research and scholarly writing support.


CSU Writes is a writing facilitation program designed for professional researchers and academic writers who are interested in boosting their productivity as they develop a sustainable writing practice.

While select offerings are open to all writers on campus, CSU Writes’ primarily serves faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students who write for publication, submission, and/or degree completion.

As a research support program, CSU Writes is gratefully housed in Graduate School and is funded, in part, by Office of the Vice President for Research.

Dr. Kristina Quynn founded CSU Writes in 2015 with grant funds from the Ripple Effect. The program continued and grew with support from the Graduate School, the Provost’s Office, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.


CSU Writes supports CSU’s researchers as professional writers who are experts or becoming-experts in their fields of study. To work at the cutting edge of a field now requires that the elite researchers in a discipline not only perform innovative research but also communicate that research to meet the expectations of a range of specialized genres, styles, and audiences. Cutting-edge writing, thus, requires innovative, nimble support. To that purpose, CSU Writes is continually adding to or modifying program offerings to best suit the needs of CSU’s researchers.

In 2017, CSU Writes began studies on sustainable writing practices among research writers and producing scholarship on career-sustaining writing support for researchers in academe. Dr. Quynn has presented at national conferences about write-on-site models and writing retreats and locally about faculty women writing support. She has collaborated on projects studying the writing habits of graduate student writers and the relational writing practices of faculty and graduate student who produce co-authored publications. Future projects look to clarify the writing methods of research teams.

About CSU Writes (DEMO DAY Talk, 2021)