Extended CV

Education:

2009-2014
University of Maryland
Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology
Ph.D. Dissertation: “The Great House of Benjamin West: Family, Workshop, and National Identity in Late Georgian England”
Advisor: William L. Pressly

2006-2009
University of Maryland
M.A. Art History and Archaeology
M.A. Thesis: “‘A world of trouble’: Joseph Wright of Derby in Bath, 1775-1777”
Advisor: William L. Pressly

2001-2005
University of Maryland
B.A. History
B.A. Art History and Archaeology
Minor in Comparative Religious Studies
University Honors Citation in Honors Humanities
Phi Beta Kappa

Fellowships/Scholarships/Awards:

2015 – Kress Travel Fellowship, THATCamp CAA
2015 – First Place, Paragone mobile web interface, Art Bytes 3 Hackathon, The Walters Art Museum
2014 – Lilly Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland
2014 – First Place, Engagement (for @WaltersBot), Art Bytes 2014 Hackathon, The Walters Art Museum
2013 – University Teaching and Learning Program Certificate, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland
2013 – Lent Award for Graduate Study in Comics, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
2013 – Lilly Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland
2013 – Kress Travel Fellowship, THATCamp CAA
2012 – Lesley van der Lee Scholarship, Small Museum Association
2012 – ARHU Graduate Student Travel Award, College of Arts and Humanities, University of Maryland
2012-13 – Doctoral Teaching Apprentice Fellow, Honors Humanities, University of Maryland
2012 – Lilly Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland
2011 – Distinguished Teaching Assistant, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland
2011 – Mark H. Sandler Teaching Award, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland
2011 – Lilly Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland
2010-11 – CTE-Lilly Graduate Teaching Fellowship
2006-2010 – Graduate School/George Levitine Fellowship, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland
2009 – CAAS Annual Meeting Travel Grant, Classical Association of the Atlantic States
2005 – Education Department Internship, National Portrait Gallery (Worked under the public program director to organize and produce theatrical performances in conjunction with the exhibit Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits)

Publications:

 Peer-Reviewed Works:

    Articles:

Lincoln, Matthew and Abram Fox, “The Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auction, , 1780-1835,” British Art Studies 4, November 28, 2016, DOI: https://doi.org/10.17658/issn.2058-5462/issue-04/afox-mlincoln.

Buzinski, Steven G., Paul Dean, Theresa A. Donofrio, Abram Fox, Amanda T. Berger, Lynne P. Heighton, Ali Fuad Selvi and Lenea H. Stocker. “Faculty and Administrative Partnerships: Disciplinary Differences in Perceptions of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning at a Large, Research-Intensive University,” Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement 4, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 45-75.

“‘A permanent motive force of indefatigable effort’: Reframing the Role of Sokol in Czechoslovakia,” Centropa: A Journal of Central European Architecture and Related Arts 12, no. 1 (January 2012): 20-32.

    Book Chapters:

Abram Fox and HyoSil Suzy Hwang-Eschelbacher, “From Ithaca to Apogee: Exploring Classical Symbolism in David Mazzucchelli’s Asterios Polyp,” in Son of Classics and Comics, edited by George Kovacs and C.W. Marshall, Oxford University Press, 47-63. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

“Exploring the Art in Sequential Art: An Art Historical Approach to Teaching Comics,” in Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art, edited by Carrye Kay Syma and Robert G. Weiner, 91-100. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2013.

    Book Reviews:

Review of Loyd Grossman, Benjamin West and the Struggle to be ModernThe Burlington Magazine 158, no. 1358 (May 2016): 371.

“A Creative Turn in Museums,” Review of Rika Burnham and Elliot Kai-Kee, Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience, and Linda Norris and Rainey Tisdale, Creativity in Museum Practice. Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 11, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 152-156.

 Non-Peer-Reviewed Articles:

“The Color and the Shape: Procedural Rhetoric in Works by David Mazzucchelli and Daniel Clowes,” International Journal of Comic Art 16, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2014): 300-312.

Amanda T. Berger, Steven G. Buzinski, Paul Dean, Theresa A. Donofrio, Abram Fox, Lynne P. Heighton, Ali Fuad Selvi and Lenea H. Stocker, “2010-2011 CTE-Lilly Graduate Fellows Project: Attaining Definitional Clarity through a Study of UMD Instructional Faculty’s Understandings of “Civic Engagement” and “Service Learning“,” Teaching and Learning News 21, no. 2 (November and December 2011): 6, 12-13.

Presentations:

 Refereed:

February 2015 – Contributing to a Digital Presence on Wikipedia: Wiki Loves Small Museums Edit-a-thon (with Mary Mark Ockerbloom) – Small Museum Association Conference, Ocean City, MD

May 2014 – Visual Thinking Strategies: Encouraging Critical Reflection Through Visual Literacy (with Caroline Shields) – Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching – D.C., Bethesda, MD

April 2013 – Mapping Artistic Identity in the Eighteenth Century: Benjamin West’s American School in London – Graduate Research Interaction Day, sponsored by the Graduate Student Government at the University of Maryland

March 2013 – The Color and the Shape: Procedural Rhetoric in Works by Daniel Clowes and David Mazzucchelli – 2013 National Popular Culture Association & American Culture Conference, Washington, D.C.

February 2013  – Family, Students, and Legacy: Benjamin West’s Workshop and the Shaping of an American School of Art – New Scholars Session: International Artists Working in Eighteenth-Century Great Britain, sponsored by the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture, 2013 College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY

June 2011 – Civic Engagement and Service Learning: Defining and Evaluating Pedagogies of Active Learning (with Amanda T. Berger, Steven G. Buzinski, Paul Dean, Theresa A. Donofrio, Lynne P. Heighton, Ali Fuad Selvi, and Lenea H. Stocker) – Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching – D.C., Bethesda, MD

April 2011 – An Exploration of Faculty Perception on Civic Engagement and Service Learning (with Amanda T. Berger, Steven G. Buzinski, Paul Dean, Theresa A. Donofrio, Lynne P. Heighton, Ali Fuad Selvi, and Lenea H. Stocker)- Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, College Park, MD

April 2011 – Wolverine v. the Canon: Art Historical Mash-Ups in Marvel’s Wolverine Art Appreciation MonthRe-Visioning History: The  Use and Abuse of Art in Popular Culture sponsored by the Council of Graduate Art Historians, Herberger Institute of Design and Arts at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

April 2011 – First Among Equals: The Sokol Gymnastics Movement and Assertions of Czech Cultural Supremacy Through Visual Propaganda in the 1920s – Graduate Research Interaction Day sponsored by the Graduate Student Government at the University of Maryland

April 2011 – Models for Active Learning: A Survey of UMD Instructors’ Approaches to Civic Engagement and Service Learning (with Amanda T. Berger, Steven G. Buzinski, Paul Dean, Theresa A. Donofrio, Lynne P. Heighton, Ali Fuad Selvi, and Lenea H. Stocker) – Graduate Research Interaction Day sponsored by the Graduate Student Government at the University of Maryland

October 2010 – Teaching Comic Books as Aesthetic Objects: A Case Study – SECAC/MACAA Joint Annual Conference, Richmond, VA

April 2010 – Prisoner to Expectations: Joseph Wright of Derby’s The Captive and the Grand Tour– Graduate Research Interaction Day sponsored by the Graduate Student Government at the University of Maryland

March 2010 – ‘These are not gymnasts. These are an army!’: Photographic Postcards, Czech Gymnasts, and the Promotion of Slavic Nationalism in 1910s BohemiaTraveling Photographies/Photographies en Voyage sponsored by Art History Graduate Student Association, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

October 2009 – Glorious Sons of Gods: Visualizing the Afterlife in Early Fifth Century Athens – Classical Association of the Atlantic States Annual Meeting, Wilmington, DE

 Non-Refereed/Invited:

February 2012 – Panelist, CAA THATCamp: What Happened and What’s Next – 2013 College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY

May 2010 – Looking at What Isn’t There: The Sadler Photographs – Laurel Historical Society Annual Meeting, Laurel, MD (The Gazette sent a reporter to cover the lecture)

November 2009 – Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Czech Nationalism in Gymnastics and Postcards at the 1912 Sokol Slet – Roger Rearick Forum, University of Maryland (qualifying forum for the Middle Atlantic Symposium)

 Panels Moderated:

    University of Maryland:

April 2012 – Visualizing Global RelationsThe New Syntheses, sponsored by Honors Humanities at the University of Maryland

May 2011 – Visual Cultures – WorldTalk Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by Honors Humanities at the University of Maryland

April 2010 – Arts in Action: Visual Arts and Activisms – Transactions Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by Honors Humanities at the University of Maryland

Teaching Experience:

  Towson University:

Fall 2017 (Scheduled) Instructor of record for seminar course
HONR 370, Comic Books: Art and Literature

  University of Maryland:

Fall 2013 Instructor of record for symposium course
HHUM205, Second Year Seminar in Honors Humanities (Modes of Knowing and Doing in the Arts and Humanities)

Summer 2012
Instructor of record for symposium course
ARTH389E, Dark Knight and Da Vinci: Comic Books and “High” Art in the 21st Century

Fall 2011
Instructor of record for survey course
ARTH201, Art and Society in the West from the Renaissance to the Present (Freshmen Connection)
Syllabus

Summer 2011
Instructor of record for symposium course
ARTH389E, Dark Knight and Da Vinci: Comic Books and “High” Art in the 21st Century
Syllabus
Course Schedule

Summer 2010
Instructor of record for symposium course
ARTH389E, Dark Knight and Da Vinci: Comic Books and “High” Art in the 21st Century

Summer 2009
Instructor of record for survey course
ARTH200, Art and Society in Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean

Teaching Assistant
Fall 2012 – HHUM205: Second Year Seminar in Honors Humanities: Modes of Knowing and Doing in the Humanities (Honors Humanities)
Spring 2011 – ARTH250: Art and Society in the Ancient American World
Fall 2010 – ARTH200: Art and Society in Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean
Spring 2009 – ARTH290: Art and Society in Asia
Fall 2008 – ARTH200
Spring 2008 – ARTH201: Art and Society in the West from the Renaissance to the Present
Fall 2007 – ARTH200

Service:

Laurel Historical Society:

March 2013 – Present – Public Programming Committee

July 2014 – June 2016– Executive Committee

June 2014 – August 2015 – Exhibits Committee

Towson University:

September 2015 – Present – Towson University Assessment Council

University of Maryland:

October 2013 – May 2014 – Graduate Council, Graduate School

March 2014 – April 2014– Center for Teaching Excellence/College Park Scholars Poster Judging Committee

October 2013 – April 2014 – Graduate Programs, Curricula, and Courses Committee, Graduate School

November 2011 – April 2014– Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center Academic Advisory Group

September 2013 – 2013-14 CTE-Graduate School Lilly Teaching Fellow Selection Committee

April – July 2013 – Coursera Selection Committee

April 2013 – Center for Teaching Excellence/College Park Scholars Poster Judging Committee

Event Coordination:

  Towson University:

November 2016 – Sophomore Soups

October 2016 – Honors College Family Breakfast and Celebration of Scholarship and Learning

August 2015 – Honors Orientation Metapuzzle Scavenger Hunt

  University of Maryland:

May 2014 – Spring Formal (Honors Humanities), catered dinner and evening of dancing

March 2014 – HumaniDay (Honors Humanities), series of community service opportunities at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Center, Brighton Damn Azalea Garden, Laurel Museum, and on campus making sandwiches for Martha’s Table and dog toys for North Laurel Animal Hospital

November 2013 – A Little Night Music (Honors Humanities), catered reception and attendance at a UMD Wind Orchestra performance

September 2013 – Picturing Nature (Honors Humanities), guided tours of landscapes on display at the National Gallery of Art

August 2013 – Welcome Weekend 2013 (Honors Humanities), program check-in, meet-and-greet BBQ, and metapuzzle scavenger hunt at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, United States Botanical Garden, and Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

September – November 2012 – Close Playing (Honors Humanities), three-part roundtable series with panelists from Chris Apple Studios, Pure Bang Games, Smithsonian American Art Museum,  Street Pass Network,University of Baltimore, University of Maryland, and WoW Insider

 Roundtables Organized:

    University of Maryland:

September 2012 – Pixels and Paper: Comic Art in the Digital Age, in conjunction with the University of Maryland Art History Association, with participants Sally Carson (Fixpert), Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson (Tiny Kitten Teeth), Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content), Holly Post (Topatoco), and Rob Ullman (Atom-Bomb Bikini)

September 2011 – Bleeding the Narrative: Comics in Art and Culture, Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, with participants Carolyn Belefski (Curls Studio), Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), Monica Gallagher (Eat Your Lipstick), Rob Ullman, and Jim Rugg

 Substitute Lectures Given:

    University of Maryland:

Fall 2013 – ARTH201: Art and Society in the West from the Renaissance to the Present, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, 1 lecture (Neoclassicism)

Fall 2012 – HHUM205: Second Year Seminar in Honors Humanities: Modes of Knowing and Doing in the Arts and Humanities, Honors Humanities, University of Maryland, 1 lecture (Art History: Postmodern Perspectives; Digital Humanities)

Spring 2011 – ARTH345: Nineteenth Century European Art to 1850, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, 4 lectures (Rococo and the French and British Academies; Neoclassicism)

Fall 2010 – ARTH444: British Painting, Hogarth to the Pre-Raphaelites, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, 1 lecture (Thomas Gainsborough)

Spring 2009 – ARTH290: ARTH290: Art and Society in Asia, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, 1 lecture (Kamakura portraits; Muromachi Zen)

 Workshops Led:

    University of Maryland:

August 2011 – Utilizing ‘Non-Academic’ Subject Matter to Promote Student Learning, Graduate Teaching Orientation, University of Maryland

April 2011 – Graduate Lilly Fellows Workshop (with Amanda Berger, Steve Buzinski, Paul Dean, Terri Donofrio, Lynne Heighton, Ali Fuad Selvi, and Lenea Stocker), Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland

 Workshop/Unconference Participation:

February 2015 – THATCamp CAA, New York, NY

October 2014 – THATCamp Games 2014, Baltimore, MD

October 2014 – Bmore Historic 2014, Baltimore, MD

June 2013 – Graduate Teaching Assistant Portfolio Retreat, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland

February 2013 – THATCamp CAA, New York, NY

January 2012 – THATCamp Games, College Park, MD

January 2012 – Graduate Teaching Assistant Portfolio Retreat

December 2011 – Bmore Historic, Baltimore Heritage, Baltimore, MD

January 2011 – Graduate Teaching Assistant Portfolio Retreat

 Other Service:

May 2016 – Present – Member, University of Maryland Honors Alumni Network Board of Directors

July 2012 – Present- Vice President, Board of Directors, Laurel Historical Society (July 2014 – June 2016 – Vice President)

May 2013 – Present – Contributor, Smarthistory at Khan Academy Articles: Thomas Gainsborough’s Mr. and Mrs. Andrews; J.M.W. Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire; Joseph Wright of Derby’s A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery; John Constable’s Wivenhoe Park, Essex

April 2013 – Present – At-Large Member, Board of Directors, Historians of British Art (term ending July 2017)

March 2012 – September 2012 – Volunteer, The Art of Video Games, Luce Foundation Center for American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

January 2011 – April 2011 – Advisor, Undergraduate Art History Symposium, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland

August 2009 – May 2010 – Secretary, Graduate Art History Association, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland

June 2009 – June 2014- Docent, Laurel Museum, Laurel, MD

Professional Experience:

July 2015 – Present – Honors College Coordinator, Honors College, Towson University

March 2013 – Present – Docent, Context Travel

August 2013 – May 2014 – Program Coordinator and Lecturer, Honors Humanities, University of Maryland

September 2011 – July 2013 – Graduate Assistant, Graduate School Information Center, The Graduate School, University of Maryland

May 2008 – August 2008 – Graduate Assistant, Visual Resources Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland

Professional Affiliations:

American Alliance of Museums
Historians of British Art
Small Museum Association

November 28, 2016

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