The Graduate Writing Initiative (GWI) is a collaborative effort to support the writing of graduate students at UMKC.

How the GWI Works

Faculty in the disciplines partner with the School of Graduate Studies, the Writing Studio, and the Graduate Writing Specialist to provide a wide range of programming in support of graduate students learning the knowledge and skills necessary to excel at the graduate and professional levels.


The GWI offers several services with the purpose of providing support in whatever way is most useful each graduate at UMKC, including:

The GWI also offers services for graduate faculty who would like assistance developing support for advisees and students in graduate courses.

Dr. Marcus Meade

Graduate Writing Specialist
Phone Number: 816-235-8660
Office: Room 122, Atterbury Student Success Center, Volker Campus