Advising Availability

The Writing Program’s academic advisors are available mostly by email. However, we also accept appointments for phone or in-person discussions, in Washington or Baltimore.

Fiction, General Program Information

Mark Farrington
Program Director
202-452-0782
mfarrin1@jhu.edu

Nonfiction

Karen Houppert
Associate Director
khouppe1@jhu.edu
202.534.1302

Science Writing

Melissa Hendricks
Associate Director
mhendri1@jhu.edu

Teaching Writing

Mark Farrington
Program Director
202-452-0782
mfarrin1@jhu.edu

Mark Farrington and Karen Houppert, as director and associate director, respectively, of the Writing Program regularly are available to meet with students to talk about courses, the Program as a whole, the student’s individual goals while in the Program and beyond, and any other topics related to the Writing Program. Mark is the fiction advisor and the person to go to with general program questions; his primary office is located in Washington, D.C., although he regularly visits Baltimore as well. Karen is the nonfiction advisor; her main office is located in Baltimore, but she has regular hours in Washington as well.

Both Mark and Karen have regular office hours, but can usually meet on other days and times as well. However, please contact us in advance to make an appointment, so that we can be sure other appointments or commitments don’t encroach on your time. The best way to reach each of us is by email (mfarrin1@jhu.edu and khouppe1@jhu.edu).

For issues relating to general administration (applications, registration, records, payments, forms, etc.) please contact the Advanced Academic Programs at Hopkins: email aapinfo@jhu.edu or aapregistration@jhu.edu, or call  202.452.1940 in DC or 410-516-0316 direct from Baltimore.