Abel is a Lubbock native and a first generation college graduate who is passionate about advising students. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Southwestern Adventist University and a Master of Arts degree in History from Texas Tech University. Abel began working at Texas Tech as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in 2013 and now is excited to work in the Honors College.
Abel researches American Religious History with a focus on Religious Minority Groups. He has written several encyclopedia entries and contributed a chapter in the book The Vietnam War in Popular Culture (2016).