Wilkes Honors College Professor Named FAU 2021’s Assistant Professor Scholar of the Year

Nicholas Baima, Ph.D.

by Bethany Alex | Monday, Sep 20, 2021

Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College professor Nicholas Baima, Ph.D., has been named FAU’s 2021 Assistant Professor Scholar of the Year. 


“This University-wide award recognizes the most distinguished scholars at FAU in terms of research, publications and scholarship,” said Christopher Strain, Ph.D., professor of American studies, Wilkes Honors College. “He has an impressive publishing record, up to and including the publication this year of his first book ‘Plato's Pragmatism: Rethinking the Relationship between Ethics and Epistemology,’ co-written with another Plato scholar.” 


Beginning in January, FAU’s Division of Research invited applications and nominations for the Scholar of the Year Awards. One person at each faculty rank (assistant/associate/full) is awarded $2,500 to honor excellence in scholarly activities at the university level. 


“Dr. Baima is more than deserving of this recognition and we are beyond delighted that he was chosen as a recipient of this prestigious award,” said Strain. 


Baima joined FAU in fall 2017, and focuses his research on ancient philosophy and ethics with a special focus on Greek philosopher Plato, seeking to explore the ways in which Plato’s account of ethics can provide insight into contemporary moral problems.