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David Hoferer

David Hoferer

Professor of Biology; Department Chair

Department: Department of Biology
Phone: 712-279-1602
Email: David.Hoferer@briarcliff.edu
Office Location: Heelan Hall Room 277


  • Ph.D., Environment and Resources, University of Wisconsin Madison. Dissertation title: Publishing in the Landscape: A Case Study of the Town of Dunn, WI.  
  • M.A., Theology with Environmental Concentration, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
  • B.A., Biology, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa).
David Hoferer


Dr. David Hoferer has been a professor of biology at Briar Cliff since 2016.

He was born and raised in Iowa. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in biology, he went to seminary to study Christian environmental theology and ethics. For his dissertation work, he combined his ecological and ethical knowledge to study the social processes in the Town of Dunn, Wis., that led to the reinvigoration of local democracy in the town while simultaneously preserving and restoring natural and agricultural lands. His main interests concern the interactions of human with natural communities.  He enjoys birding, cycling, and science fiction and fantasy.