Professor Christopher Stiles taught his first class at Santa Monica College in the summer of 1990, shortly after receiving his MA in European History from California State University, Long Beach. A full-time member of SMC’s history faculty since 1999, he has taught courses in Western Civilization, British, and U.S. History, including special classes for both returning and international students. He has made numerous visits to both Denmark and the U.K., and his most recent travels also include Iceland, Germany, the Czech Republic, France, and Sweden. In addition to history and travel, Professor Stiles’ interests include world music, bread baking and food culture, and gardening. He is looking forward to sharing the richness of travel and cross-cultural engagement with SMC students.