Robert X. Browning

  • Professor of Political Science and Communication
    Director, C-SPAN Archives
    Director, C-SPAN Center for Scholarship & Engagement
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
    M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
    B.S. Marquette University


Department Information

Political Science // Faculty
Communication // Faculty

Office Information

  • Office: BRNG 2216F
  • Office Phone: (765) 494-4178
  • Office Fax: (765) 494-0833
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • E-mail:
  • Courses

  • Spring 2017
    POL 415 ( Cross-listed with COM) - U.S. Politics and the Media 

    Fall 2016
    POL 411 - Congress: Structure and Function

    Spring 2016/Spring 2015
    POL 415 - US Politics and the Media

    Fall 2015
    POL 411 - Congress: Structure and Function

  • Specialization

  • American Politics

  • Robert X Browning teaches courses on the U.S. Congress and media and politics. He serves as Director of the C-SPAN Archives, located in the Purdue Research Park. He continues to direct the campus research and educational access to the C-SPAN collection. His current research focuses on floor behavior in Congress and comparison of broadcast and cable coverage of public affairs. His most recent books include an edited collection on research, teaching, and engagement using the C-SPAN Archives and an electronic video text on the U.S. Congress. The C-SPAN Archives won a George Foster Peabody Award in 2010 for excellence in communication. Dr. Browning's specializations include American Politics and Public Policy/Public Administration.

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