El Dorado Hall

Graduate Studies Center (GSC)

GSC Writing Studio

Make appointments for one-on-one consultations with one of our Writing Studio Instructors to address concerns and develop strategies for completing the grant researching/writing process.

Graduate Writing Studio Philosophy:

The Graduate Writing Studio (GWS) exists to provide writing support to credential and graduate students in order to meet the increasingly complex requirements of advanced degree writing.  Faculty instructors are available to meet and collaborate with students in order to help them plan, organize, and carry out their required writing tasks – whether they be small writing assignments for postbaccalaureate or graduate coursework, or larger, often semester-long culminating projects such as a Masters project, thesis or professional portfolio.  We strive to empower students with a clearer understanding of academic writing processes and a continually developing writing proficiency in various academic genres.


We are here to relieve credential and graduate students’ writing-related anxiety, and to overcome obstacles in the writing process. We will help you to bolster the strengths of and combat the weaknesses in your writing. We are here to help you succeed in your post baccalaureate program!

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Meet our Graduate Writing Studio Instructors:

Cynthia King, Ph.D.
Graduate Writing Studio Instructor

Cynthia King has over 30 years of experience as a communication and organizational development consultant, facilitator and trainer. Cynthia has consulted with government agencies, corporations, non-profit and educational organizations, and community groups around a variety of organizational topics.

In addition to her consulting work, Dr. King served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, and has taught communication courses at California State University, Chico, Feather River College, and Antioch University, Santa Barbara. She taught at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2006-2012), teaching Council and Reconciliation, Leadership Skills for Social Justice, Cultivating Inner Awareness, and serving as the faculty guide for Master’s Theses. She taught Creating Partnership Organisations at Schumacher College in southern England in Spring 2007, and joined the Communication faculty at CSU Channel Islands in January 2012.

Dr. King's work has been published in numerous professional books and journals. She has also written and published a book, titled "Creating Partnerships: Unleashing Collaborative Power in the Work place".


 Teri Foster, Ph.D.

Graduate Writing Studio Instructor

 Dr. Teri Foster holds a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Language, Culture and Literacy. Her academic work focused on examining students in diverse settings, particularly looking at settings where students work together across cultural and linguistic groups. At the university level, she has taught classes in teaching methods for Language Arts and History Social Science, as well as Bilingual Teaching Strategies and has served as a supervisor for student teachers. In addition, she holds two masters degrees, one in bilingual school administration and the other in reading strategies. Furthermore, she has presented her own research and other educational strategies and research at local and state conferences.

Dr. Foster has had over 30 years of practical experience in the field of education as a bilingual teacher, a resource teacher, a program coordinator and a school principal. She brings the perspective of a teacher who has worked in the classroom for over 15 years, as well as the perspective of the administrator who has worked to bring all the elements of an effective school together under a common vision.

As a consultant for local school districts, Dr. Foster has assisted school in meeting the needs of their diverse populations and served as an evaluator of federal grants. She has delivered workshops and participated in peer coaching in the areas of bilingual education and cooperative learning. Furthermore, she has served as editor for TESOL Matters and has served on the School Board for charter school in Ventura County.


Making an appointment:

Appointments may be made up to 2 weeks in advance, either by calling (805) 437-3594, between the hours of 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or by sending an e-mail request to: gscwritingstudio@csuci.edu.

We look forward to working with you!

Contact Information

GSC - El Dorado Hall
1 University Drive,
Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: (805) 437-3594
E-mail: gscwritingstudio@csuci.edu