News Releases

Selection Made for the Margarett Root Brown Chair
in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies


8 April 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Joshua King

On behalf of Dean Pattie Orr, Vice President for Information Technology and Dean of University Libraries, and Dr. Dianna Vitanza, Chair of the Baylor English Department, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Joshua King has been selected as the holder of the Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies.

Since its establishment in 1971, this position has been held by members of the Baylor faculty as well as visiting international scholars. After an external and internal search, the selection committee determined that Dr. King is an ideal choice for the position. He will begin his three-year term this summer (2014) and will be eligible for additional terms thereafter.

As Chair, Dr. King will serve as a scholar-in-residence for the Armstrong Browning Library, researching and publishing on materials related to the Library's holdings, and attending and designing scholarly and outreach events to promote the Library's standing as a world center for Victorian studies.

We believe that Dr. King's work will not only enhance the Library's role as a center of scholarship, but also strengthen ties between the Library, the Baylor English department, and scholars around the world.

Please join us at the Armstrong Browning Library at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, May 7, to celebrate Browning Day and to welcome Dr. King as the Margarett Root Brown Chair.


Rita S. Patteson, Director and Curator of Manuscripts
Armstrong Browning Library