George Christoph comes to Saint Martin's University and the Great Northwest from the midwest where he taught, lived in a log cabin, and ran a sheep and alpaca farm. Mr. Christoph is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in Industrial Management and a M.Ed. in Mathematics. During his career he has been Teacher of the Year in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Washington; Coach of the Year in both varsity athletics and varsity academics; a Fulbright Exchange Teacher to the United Kingdom; and one of the first Math Coaches in Kentucky. This is his 49th year instructing students in the joys of mathematics at the secondary and college levels. This is his 10th year at SMU. He is a member of the faculty in both the Department of Mathematics and the Graduate School of Education. He is also a member of the faculty of the University of Washington where he is a guest lecturer. In November 2010, Mr. Christoph became a National Board Certified Teacher. Mr. Christoph was a 2014 state finalist for the President's Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This was the second time that he has been a state finalist for this honor. As an adjunct faculty member, he has taught a UNI 101 class, was the first math professor in the Summer Bridge program, and currently teaches a full slate of math classes and serves as a liaison between SMU, North Thurston Public Schools and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.