2022: Mary Insana Fisher, Milestone Book Selection

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2022: Mary Insana Fisher, Milestone Book Selection

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Year of Recognition

2022

Recognition

Promotion to the rank of Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Book Selection

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Why the honoree chose the book

As an English major-turned-scientist, I have traveled far afield from my undergraduate roots in the study of literature. As I studied Jane Austen, I fell in love with the stories of characters making their way through the world. As I became a physical therapist and a scientist, I learned to discriminate between fantasy and reality, and I recognized the importance of self-reflection of what I perceive versus what is real. Austen's Northanger Abbey is a lesson in self-discovery and truth-seeking where the heroine, Catherine Morland, learns these lessons as well — not to confuse what you think you see without first gaining knowledge of what is true. Harkening back to my roots studying literature, I find this book provides a fun way of sharing how I started and where I am today.

2022: Mary Insana Fisher, Milestone Book Selection

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