Abram Fox is a researcher, scholar, non-profit board member, 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 British Art Studies, 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 covered the Washington Capitals, D.C. United, and Maryland Terrapins football and men’s basketball teams as a sports blogger, and was a contributor to Smarthistory, the Center for Public Art History.
Abram earned his PhD in Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, College Park in 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 October 2022 Abram has served as an Academic Advisor in the Office of Academic Advising for the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. In this role he assists students holistically with academic planning, course registration, academic strategies, selecting majors and minors, and developing post-graduation plans, as well as troubleshooting academic problems, monitor academic progress and academic standing, and advise on policies and procedures.
Previously Abram worked from July 2015 to October 2022 as the Honors College Coordinator for the Towson University Honors College, where he managed the admissions process, advised a small cohort of freshmen and all sophomores in the Honors Colleges, and served as primary website editor. In line with his passion for service, Abram also sat on the university committees for the U.S. Fulbright Student Program and the Truman Scholarship, as well as several admissions-related committees. 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. 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 and serves as a member of the University of Maryland Honors Humanities Alumni Committee. 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, which operated between 2010-2019.
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.
You can find Abram on LinkedIn if you’re interested in learning more about who he is and what he does.
Updated October 18, 2022