Juliann Reineke, PhD

Senior Director of Proposal Development
Strategic Partnerships and Research Collaborative (SPARC) Team

As senior director of proposal development, Juliann Reineke helps elevate research writing at Case Western Reserve University by providing research-based feedback on grant proposals and medical manuscripts, and by developing educational resources to support investigators at all career stages. She specializes in translating highly technical content for expert and non-expert audiences. She has more than 15 years of experience collaborating with researchers across the disciplines, helping them secure federal funding by honing their contribution, adapting their project to align with funder needs, improving data visualizations and writing persuasively about complex data.

Reineke’s work demonstrates her commitment to multi-disciplinary collaboration, continual learning and adaptability. While investigators oftentimes experience expert blindness when writing, leaving potentially problematic logical gaps in their writing, Reineke assists investigators in spotting these gaps, teasing out what they need to communicate, and determining how best to convey the content given their audience’s needs. The goal is not to dogmatically apply writing principles, but, through close collaboration with investigators, determine how best to achieve their writing objectives. Similarly, as no two proposals or investigator groups are alike, she approaches each collaboration as an opportunity to further hone and expand her knowledge and skillsets.


  • Wolfe, J. & Reineke, J. Writing with Focus, Clarity, and Precision. Bedford/St. Martin’s. (forthcoming 2024)
  • Wolfe, J., Shanmugaraj, N., Reineke, J., Caton Peet, L., & Moreau, C. P. (2023). Advancing the Knowledge Base on Effective Presentation Slide Design: Three Pilot Studies. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 0(0). doi.org/10.1177/00472816231169433
  • Reineke, J., Glavan, M., Phillips, D., & Wolfe, J. (2019). “Novelty Moves”: Training Tutors to Engage with Technical Content.” In T.M. Zawacki & S. Lawrence (Eds.), Re/Writing the Center: Approaches to Supporting Graduate Students in the Writing Center. (pp. 163-182). Utah State University Press. muse.jhu.edu/book/63787.