Through the generosity of the Brown Foundation, the Armstrong Browning Library is pleased to house an academic chair at Baylor University for a scholar-in-residence in Browning studies or Victorian literature and culture.
The most recent holder of the Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies was Dr. Joshua King, Associate Professor of English at Baylor University. As Chair, Dr. King served as a scholar-in-residence for the Armstrong Browning Library, researched and published on materials related to the Library’s holdings and attended and designed scholarly and outreach events to promote the Library’s standing as a world center for Victorian studies. Dr. King earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia. He served as Chair from 2014-2021.
- Dr. Jack W. Herring (1971-1984)
- Dr. Roger L. Brooks (1987-1994)
- Dr. Mairi Rennie (1996-2002)
- Dr. Stephen Prickett (2003-2008)
- Dr. Kirstie Blair (2012)
- Dr. Joshua King (2014-2021)