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.
On August 1, 2023, Dr. Kristen Pond, Associate Professor of English at Baylor University, was selected as the seventh Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies. Pond earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, in 2010. Her dissertation and subsequent research explore Victorian social dynamics and epistemology through novels by Harriet Martineau, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, William Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, and others. Her latest publication, Strangers and the Enchantment of Space in Victorian Fiction (1830–1865) will be released in October 2023.
- 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)