Robin Epstein

Assistant Arts Professor; Head of Episodic Writing

Assistant Arts Professor Robin Epstein

Assistant Arts Professor, Head of Episodic Television

Beginning her career as a stand-up, Robin worked on sitcoms with Al Franken, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack and James L. Brooks. She was the head writer for “Clued In,” a game show for teenage girls. She was also the lead writer on several video games including, “Tycoon City: New York,” “Barbie Diaries High School Mystery,” “Snoops,” and the gamification of “The O.C.”

“God Is In the Pancakes” (Dial), Robin’s award-winning YA novel, is being adapted for the screen. In addition to writing the novel, H.E.A.R. (Soho Teen), she wrote the 8-book “Groovy Girls” series for Scholastic, and co-authored several of the best-selling “Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbooks” for Chronicle. She also co-wrote the nonfiction legal guidebook, “So Sue Me, Jackass!: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play” (Plume) and the novel, “Shaking Her Assets'' (Berkley), which she's adapting as a webtoon. A contributor to “This American Life” on NPR, she’s freelanced for the “New York Times,” “Quartz,” “Medium,” and other publications. The short film she wrote and directed, "Animal Attraction," is on the festival circuit.

Robin is an adjunct Lecturer in the Graduate Program in Film & Media at Johns Hopkins University and has taught workshops at A Arte Do Roteiro in Sao Paulo, Brazil in conjunction with APBI TV. She received her MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University and her BA from Princeton University.