Dr. David Hoekman

Associate Professor

Email: dhoekman@redeemer.ca

Office: 221C

Department: Biology


Ph.D. in Ecology, The Graduate School at the University
of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN, May 2008.

B.S. magna cum laude in Biology and Archaeology, Wheaton College, Wheaton
IL, May 2002.


  • Understanding Our World through the Sciences (SCI-210)
  • Ecology and Evolution (BIO-232)
  • Senior Seminar I (BIO-381)


Dr. Hoekman joined Redeemer in Fall, 2020, in the Biology Department. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Biology at Southern Nazarene University, and the director of the Quetzal Education Research Center.  He received a B.S. in Biology and Archaeology from Wheaton College and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Notre Dame. He studies arthropod food webs in aquatic and terrestrial systems and has taught a variety of courses including Marine Ecology, Insect Ecology, Ornithology, General Ecology, and Tropical Field Research in Costa Rica.

Dr. Hoekman, along with his wife and three sons, enjoys traveling, biking and spending time outside. Prior to coming to Ontario, they have lived and worked in Oklahoma, Colorado, Montana, Wisconsin, Iceland, Indiana and Michigan.