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Popular professor dies after falling down slope while hiking in Alaska

Popular professor dies after falling down slope while hiking in Alaska

A popular finance professor at Miami University in Ohio died Saturday after falling down a mountain while hiking in Alaska, a report said.

David Shrider, 52, plunged about 150 feet down a slope of Donoho Peak at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, a National Park Service spokesperson told the Anchorage Daily News.

Shrider was on the trip with five friends and family members, including his son, who called 911 to report the tragedy, the newspaper reported.

It was not immediately clear how Shrider fell, but a relative told authorities he had asked for help before the incident.

Shrider’s body was recovered by search and rescue teams on Saturday afternoon.

An autopsy will determine his cause of death.

According to a Facebook post from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business, Shrider graduated from the school in 1992 before returning to teach there in the Department of Finance in 2004.

He was also Director of Global Business Programs since 2017.

“David was much loved as a valuable friend and colleague of many at the Farmer School, Miami University and the Oxford community at large,” the school said in its post.

“His positive impact and connection with his students was immeasurable, and resulted in his being named the Outstanding Professor by the Miami University Associated Student Government in 2020.”

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