Christopher Miles

Associate Professor of Spanish

Christopher Miles has a doctorate in second language acquisition from the University of Cincinnati (2002), as well as a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Spanish literature and linguistics (1990 and 1992). He studied in the academic year abroad program at BGSU as both an undergraduate and master’s student at the University of Alcalá de Henares in Spain.

His areas of research, presentations, and publications have focused on the nexus of language and identity, discourse/conversational analysis, second language pedagogy, and global food networks as they pertain to Spanish and Hispanic cultures.

He teaches courses in the Spanish emphasis and the teaching of English as a second language in the Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages (MATL) program at USM. He has also directed numerous study abroad programs in both Spain and Mexico and is currently the chair of the department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, as well as the director of the Panamá Bilingüe program at USM.