As vice president of student affairs and dean of students, Maggie Browning is responsible for Harvey Mudd College’s residential life and student support programs. She also oversees the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Office of Career Services and the Registrar.
Prior to joining the college’s senior staff in 2009, Browning was associate professor of linguistics and master of Wilson College at Princeton University.
Browning's tenure at Princeton began in 1990 when she joined the Linguistics Program as assistant professor. During her time at Princeton, she earned tenure and the rank of associate professor, and directed the Program in Linguistics from 1997 to 2001. She took on the role of master of Wilson College in 2004.
In her role as master, Browning provided leadership to approximately 500 freshmen and sophomores, 17 residential college advisers, 10 resident graduate students and a professional staff of six.
Browning earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in English and linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and her Ph.D. in linguistics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Noam Chomsky was her dissertation adviser.
Browning won numerous honors and awards during her academic career, notably a National Science Foundation Fellowship from 1983-87 and the Harold Willis Dodd Preceptorship at Princeton from 1993-96.