In memoriam: David Shrider, associate professor of finance

(Updated July 8) A Celebration of Life for David Shrider will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, in Hall Auditorium. It will be available via livestream for those who cannot attend in person: David Shrider: A Celebration of Life. 


david shriderDavid Shrider, associate professor of finance at Miami University and director of Global Business Initiatives, died June 25 in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

Jenny Darroch, Dean of the Farmer School of Business (FSB)  shared news of his death in a letter to the FSB and Miami community:

  • It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news of the tragic death of David Shrider while backpacking in Alaska. David graduated from Miami with degrees in finance and economics in 1992, and returned to Oxford as a professor in the department of finance in 2004. He has also served as the director of Global Business Programs since 2017. David was much loved as a valuable friend and colleague of many at the Miami University Farmer School of Business, Miami University, and the Oxford community at large. 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children.

Read a tribute to him on the FSB website at David Shrider: Love, Honor and a Bow Tie.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 9, in Hall Auditorium on Miami's campus, with the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, in Hall Auditorium.

Counseling assistance for faculty and staff is available through Miami’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

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