Marv Abrams Ed.D.

Marv Abrams Ed.D.

Assistant Professor


P (949) 330-3809

3990 E. Concours Drive, Suite 100 Ontario, CA 92764
Marv Abrams Ed.D.

Dr. Marv Abrams serves Brandman University as full-time faculty at the Ontario Campus.  He is also the State Chair for Education Clinical Services, over-seeing the clinical programs at 17 campuses.  Additionally, he serves on the School of Education Leadership Team, and on the MA/ELA curriculum team.  A native of San Diego, CA., he majored in political science at San Diego State University, concentrating on international relations.  As a staff member on the campus newspaper, The Daily Aztec, he was the football writer and assistant sports editor, also writing general news and features.  Upon graduation he entered the graduate program in political science, focusing on political behavior.  After completing his MA, he served two years active duty in the US Navy.

His professional experience includes 34 years of public school teaching and administration.  He began as a journalism teacher and later served as the Director of Student Activities, social science department chair, district faculty mentor in economics, and as a teacher within the highly rigorous International Baccalaureate Programme (IB).   In his 18th year as a classroom teacher, Dr. Abrams entered the doctoral at Northern Arizona University, during which time he was recruited as an assistant principal within the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.  He created a Specialized Secondary Program, one of only 11 funded by the State of California that year.  He was shortly brought to the Rowland Unified School District as the principal of a low-performing high school where he introduced the IB Programme, leading to a significant change in the culture of that school.  Later, he moved to the Saddleback Unified School District, again as a high school principal, leaving for a district-level position with the Fontana Unified School District.  He completed his 34-year career in public education with the Southern California Regional Occupation Center.  Dr. Abrams lives in Orange County with his wife, Ann, and his dog, Chelsea.   The couple has two adult children.  All are active supporters of the San Diego Padres and Chargers.

  • School of Education
  • MA/ELA Program in Educational Administration; Doctorate in Organizational Leadership
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Dissertation: A Correlative Study Linking Faculty Trust of Administration to Innovation in the Classroom.
San Diego State University
M.A. in Political Science, concentration in political behavior
Thesis: Perceptions of Political Efficacy Among College Women
San Diego State University
B.A. in Political Science
Area of Concentration: International Relations
Thesis: The Role of Propaganda in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War
Professional Experience
Brandman University
Full-time faculty, Ontario Campus
State Chair for Education Clinical Services
Argosy University
Education Program Chair
  • Prescott Public Schools; Vista Unified School District (high school teacher)
  • Fullerton Union High School District (high school assistant principal)
  • Rowland Unified School District; Saddleback Unified School District (high school principal)
  • Fontana Unified School District; Southern California Regional Occupation Center (director of secondary education)
  • Yavapai Community College; Central Texas College (Part-time in various years while teaching high school full-time)