Conversation with Harlan Coben ’84, P'16, Brad Bradbeer ’84
and Betsy Cannon Smith '84, P'15
"If you were to put Amherst into one sentence is that’s we are taught to think critically, and that’s the most important thing, don’t you think Brad? It’s something we talk about all the time. [Brad] Yes, learning to think critically, to be open and curious. [Harlan] And Jake Fisher – who I named my fictional professor - that’s the philosophy I really wanted to give this character in terms of his teaching."