Daniel Corey Goodwin was born and raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the middle child of Layton and Marie Greenwood Goodwin. He graduated from Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School in 1980. Through the influence of the “Jesus People”, his faith experience came alive and he developed the desire to grow in a Christian academic setting, which is what led him to ABC. While pursuing his Associate of Arts, he was involved with the college paper and was a school janitor. He also taught Sunday School at Lewisville Baptist Church, played guitar at local youth groups, and faithfully cheered on the ABC hockey team. Drs. Ralph Richardson, Seth Crowell, Stuart Murray, and Doug Mantz had a strong influence on his life as a young scholar.
After graduating from Crandall in 1982, Dan went on to Acadia University to pursue further studies, graduating with Bachelor of Arts (’84), Master of Arts (’86), and Master of Divinity (’89) degrees. He was awarded the Silver Medal in Theology in 1989. After completing his Master of Divinity he entered full time ministry at Lancaster Baptist Church in Saint John, serving as Youth Pastor for two years. He was ordained by Lancaster in 1990.
Recognizing his desire to serve God through the academy, he went on to Queen’s University to pursue PhD studies, studying under Drs. George Rawlyk and Jane Errington, graduating in 1996.
He was invited back to ABC to serve as Assistant Professor of History in 1994. Publishing various books and articles, becoming an excellent and relatable professor and serving Christ’s kingdom in the local church and wider community contributed to Dan being promoted through the ranks to full professor. He completed his service in 2014. Dan received the Stephen and Ella Steeves Excellence Awards on three occasions (Service ’08, Teaching ’09, Research ’14).
Dan is married to Dr. Cathy Rogers whom he met and taught with at Crandall University. They have four children and six grandchildren.
Dan was ordained as a Priest in the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton in 2014 and he serves as a volunteer Priest at St. George’s Anglican Church in downtown Moncton.
Given to honour alumni for outstanding accomplishments, devoted service, and loyalty to Crandall University, this Distinguished Alumni Award is presented this 6th day of May, 2022 to Rev. Dr. Daniel Corey Goodwin.