A divinity school professor who died Jan. 13 at age 40 died of natural causes, a coroner has determined.
Dan Goodman, who was professor and Bob D. Shepherd Chair of New Testament Interpretation at Gardner-Webb University’s (GWU) Chris White School of Divinity, died of a blood clot, according to Dwight Tessneer, coroner in Cleveland County. The clot probably went to Goodman’s lungs, Tessneer said.
“They go to moving, it’s not good news,” he said.
While Goodman’s death had been reported earlier, no cause had been determined at the time. He was stricken in his house in the early morning.
Goodman was the fourth staff or faculty member to die at GWU in the last two-and-a-half years. Three of them died unexpectedly.