Abram Fox is a researcher, scholar, non profit, and higher education advocate whose professional interests include subjects as myriad as popular culture and comics, educational pedagogy, and museum education. He has a passion for telling stories, be it as an art historian, classroom instructor, museum educator, or journalist. Abram’s academic work has been published in the International Journal of Comic Art, Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art (McFarland, 2013), Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, and Centropa: A Journal of Central-European Architecture and Related Arts, and he has presented his research at the College Art Association, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Southeastern College Art Association, and Small Museum Association annual conferences, among others. In a past life he also covered the Washington Capitals, D.C. United, and Maryland Terrapins football and men’s basketball teams as a sports blogger, with his writing appearing at DC Sports Box and District Sports Page.
Abram earned his PhD in Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, College Park in August 2014, with a specialty in 18th and early 19th century British Art and the transatlantic artistic exchange. His dissertation was on the workshop and family of Anglo-American painter Benjamin West as constructions of the national self at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Since July 2015 Abram has served as Honors College Coordinator for the Towson University Honors College, where he manages the admissions process, advises a small cohort of freshmen and all sophomores in the Honors Colleges, and serves as primary website editor. In line with his passion for service, Abram also sits on the university committees for the U.S. Fulbright Student Program and the Truman Scholarship.
From August 2013 to May 2014 Abram served as a Program Coordinator and Lecturer at Honors Humanities, an undergraduate living/learning honors program at the University of Maryland which brings together students from all academic backgrounds who demonstrate an interest in the humanities to create a small liberal arts atmosphere within a flagship state university. His responsibilities with Honors Humanities included event programming, co-organizing an annual undergraduate symposium, teaching a sophomore theory seminar, and advising students on keystone projects.
Currently Abram sits on the board of Towson University Hillel. Previously he was also a board member and vice president of the Laurel Historical Society, and was co-founder and vice president of the Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund for ten years.
In his personal life, Abram lives with his wife and son in suburban Maryland, collects comic books and graphic art prints, plays on an adult recreational ice hockey teams, and plays disc golf in his spare time.
Updated October 11, 2021