Patricia Kain

Patricia Kain

Teaching Professor and Director

12 Gilman Hall
410-516-7545
kain@jhu.edu

Patricia Kain directs the Expository Writing Program, oversees the Writing Center, and coordinates the writing-intensive requirement.  She has designed and taught college writing courses for 35 years, with a particular focus on argument and narrative.  She is the author of several short stories and poems (in The Atlantic, Choice, and Crosscurrents, among others), pedagogical essays, and workshops and talks on the teaching of writing presented at colleges, universities, and professional conferences around the country.  Before joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2004, she taught for thirteen years in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard, where she was Senior Preceptor and Research Associate for the Harvard Study of Undergraduate Writing.  She holds an MEd from Temple University and an MA in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins.