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Stephen H. Browne

Stephen H. Browne

Professor Communication Arts & Sciences, Advisor for the Rhetoric Minor

212 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-1028

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  1. B.S., University of Oregon, 1979
  2. M.A., Colorado State University, 1982
  3. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987

Stephen Browne is a rhetorical critic with particular interests in public memory, social movements, and early America. He is the author most recently of The Ides of War: George Washington and the Newburgh Crisis, as well as Jefferson’s Call for Nationhood: The First Inaugural Address, Angelina Grimke: Rhetoric, Identity, and the Radical Imagination; and Edmund Burke and the Discourse of Virtue. Professor Browne teaches graduate seminars in rhetoric and memory and rhetorical criticism, and undergraduate courses in rhetorical theory, history, and criticism. He has been named a Distingusihed Scholar by the National Communication Association, and is the recipient of NCA’s Diamond Anniversay Book Award and Karl Wallace Memorial Award.  Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts has recognized Professor Browne’s work in the classroom with its Class of 1933 Award for Excellence in Teaching.