Abram is a Doctoral Candidate who will earn his PhD in eighteenth century art in August 2014. His research addresses the intersection of workshop, nationalism, family identity, and history painting at the turn of the nineteenth century, notably in his dissertation, "The Great House of Benjamin West: Family, Workshop, and National Identity in Late Georgian England." Abram has also researched, presented, published, and taught on a number of other topics, including 20th century Czech gymnasts, comic books, and civic engagement service-learning. His essay “Exploring the Art in Sequential Art: An Art Historical Approach to Teaching Comics" appears in Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom (McFarland & Company, 2013), and an essay cowritten with fellow alumnus HyoSil Suzy Hwang-Eschelbacher, "From Ithaca to Apogee: Exploring Classical Symbolism in David Mazzucchelli's Asterios Polyp," will appear in the forthcoming Son of Classics and Comics (Oxford University Press, expected 2015). In 2013 his presentation "The Color and the Shape: Procedural Rhetoric in Works by Daniel Clowes and David Mazzucchelli" won the John Lent Award for Graduate Study in Comics at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, and was later adapted into an article manuscript submitted to the International Journal of Comic Art.
Abram earned his M.A. in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Maryland in 2009, and degrees in History and in Art History and Archaeology, with a minor in Comparative Religious Studies and citation in Honors Humanities, from the University Maryland in 2005. In 2011 he was awarded the Mark H. Sandler Teaching Award by the Department of Art History and Archaeology and a Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), and has also received a George Levitine Fellowship, CTE-Lilly Graduate Teaching Fellowship, and Doctoral Teaching Apprentice Fellowship from Honors Humanities, an undergraduate living/learning program at the University of Maryland. In 2013 Abram earned the University Teaching and Learning Program certificate through the Center for Teaching Excellence. In 2013-14 Abram worked as a Program Coordinator and Lecturer for Honors Humanities.