Daniel Koenemann, PhD

About Daniel Koenemann, PhD

Daniel Koenemann is an educator and author. He holds a doctorate from Howard University and has been an educator at the undergraduate and graduate levels since 2020. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Daniel’s biological interests are in plant diversity, in all of its various forms: taxonomic, ecological, genetic, metabolic, and morphological. His research has typically focused on plant classification and evolution below the genus level, floristics (plant inventories/surveys), and the evolution of plant sexual/breeding systems. He has written a number of scholarly articles in these areas.

Daniel’s theological interests are in Catholic dogma. He has written on the narrative reconciliation of contemporary theories of biological evolution with the texts of the early chapters of the Book of Genesis.

Daniel has also written popular articles examining the intersection of the Catholic faith and science/culture at the blog OnePeterFive.




BA (Biology) University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
MS (Botany) Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
MA (Theology) Saint John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA
PhD (Biology) Howard University, Washington, DC

Area of Teaching Specialty: Botany, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology

Course Level: Undergraduate
Courses Taught: BIO 101