**Mathematics:** Instructor of Mathematics

**Office:** L-201G on the Mount Vernon campus

**Phone:** (360) 416.7894

**Email:** Abel.Gage@skagit.edu

Abel was born on a windy Sunday, married on a sunny Saturday, and hopes to retire on a rainy Friday. In between, he got a couple math degrees, taught in Kentucky, moved to the Bronx, and found the best teaching job on earth: Skagit Valley College. He enjoys teaching all levels of math, but has a special fondness for pre-algebra, calculus, and statistics. He has a passion for good data visualization, and 3-D pie charts make him want to find a grave in which to roll over.

Abel was addicted to the hokey pokey, but he turned himself around. He likes doing things outside, and other things inside. Sometimes he stands in the doorway so he can do both at once. He also occasionally writes biographies of himself in third-person.