Bridget Hoida

Bridget Hoida

Contact Information

English Instructor
Office Location
LRC 324
School / Office / Department
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Program / Division

Personal Information



Professor Bridget Hoida is an award-winning novelist and educator, with over 20 years of teaching experience. Her novel, So L.A. was selected by CBS Los Angeles as a "Best Summer Read," and she was recently awarded the "Education Impact Award" from UC Irvine, as well as an Anna Bing Arnold Award Fellowship for her research on Western American literature. Currently, Dr. Hoida provides dynamic instruction of basic skill and transfer-level composition, literature, and rhetoric courses in traditional and online classroom settings. As a Professor, one of the main tenets she expresses to her students is the power of personal experience and the profound influence of voice.

Formal Education

  • PhD in English and Creative writing from the University of Southern California (2007)
  • MA in English from the University of Southern California (2002)
  • MA in Fiction writing from San Francisco State University (1999)
  • BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley (1998)

Certifications and Training

  • Equity & Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning Certification 
  • 10:10:10 Effective Communication Certification
  • Peer Online Course Review Certification (POCR)
  • Certified Online Educator (@One CVC/OEI)
  • Open Education Resources (OER)
  • Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) 
  • AB 705 Level Up Grant
  • UC Irvine Educator “Impact” Award (awarded for encouraging Saddleback students to transfer to 4-year Universities)
  • University Of Southern California Faculty Fellow
  • University Of Southern California Outstanding Teaching Award
  • USC Center For Excellence In Teaching Distinguished Teaching Award
  • University Of Southern California University Fellow
  • Anna Bing Arnold Fellow


Recent Publications/Presentations

  • "Teaching Through Collective Trauma: Support Strategies and Effective Practice for Addressing Collective Trauma in the Community College Classroom"  Saddleback College
  • "Encouraging Academic Integrity & Reducing Plagiarism/Cheating via Innovative Pedagogy & Assessment" OTC, Online Teaching Conference
  • So L.A., novel. Lettered Press. 
  • “Whatever happened to class? Writing About & Across Socioeconomic Differences” AWP Conference. Portland, OR.
  • “Los Angeles is Afraid to Merge: Diversity in CA Literature.” Panel Chair. AWP Conference. Los Angeles, CA.
  • “Fiction Roundtable Panel.” AWP Conference. Seattle, WA.
  • “Unlikable Characters” AWP reading. Chicago, IL.


  • AWP
  • MLA
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Online Education Committee
  • Saddleback Creative Writing Club Faculty Advisor
  • Saddleback College Honors Committee