Dr. Angel Hoekstra

Lecturer, Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning Humanities & Social Sciences

Letenska 120/5,
Prague 1

Dr. Angel Hoekstra is an American, Christian, wife, mother, sister, friend, and sociology professor. She taught for ten years at the University of Colorado in Boulder before moving to Prague in 2016. Dr. Hoekstra taught Social Psychology in 2018-2019 at Univerzita Karlovo, and now teaches two courses at AAU: Introduction to Sociology and Social Psychology. In her off hours, she enjoys reading, running, and building Legos with her husband and two children.


Social psychology; Scholarship of teaching and learning; Qualitative methods; Teaching with Technologies


  • Hoekstra, Angel. 2020. “Insights on the Pandemic from Abroad.” ASA FOOTNOTES, Special Issue, Sociologists and Sociology During COVID-19. May/June 2020, 48(3).
  • Hoekstra, Angel. 2015. “Because you don’t realize how many people have different experiences than you: Effects of Clicker Use for Class Discussions in Sociology.”  Teaching Sociology, 43(1): 53-60.
  • Hoekstra, Angel. 2013. “Answering the Diversity Question in the Academic Job Interview.” Teaching and Learning Matters: ASA’s Newsletter for the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology, 41(3), spring 2013.
  • Duncan, Douglas K., Hoekstra, Angel R., and Wilcox, Bethany R.  2012.  “Digital Devices, Distraction and Student Performance: Does In-class Cell Phone Use Reduce Learning?” Astronomy Education Review, 11, 010108-1.
  • Hoekstra, Angel and Stefanie Mollborn. 2011. “How Clicker Use Facilitates Existing Pedagogical Practices in Higher Education: Data from Interdisciplinary Research on Student Response Systems.” Learning, Media, and Technology, 33(4).
  • Mollborn, Stefanie and Angel Hoekstra. 2010.  “A Meeting of Minds: Using Clickers for Critical Thinking and Discussion in Large Sociology Courses.”  Teaching Sociology, 38(1): 18-27.  Reviewed in March 2010: #1 on the list of most read of all TS articles.
  • Hoekstra, Angel. 2010. “Using Clickers in Sociology Courses.”  Teaching and Learning Matters: ASA’s Newsletter for the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology, 39(2), Fall 2010.
  • Hoekstra, Angel. 2008. “Vibrant Student Voices: Exploring Effects of the Use of Clickers in Large College Classrooms.” Learning, Media, and Technology, 33(4): 329-341.