Nicholas Gier 2003
Nicholas Gier, professor of philosophy, has established himself as one of the most eminent humanities scholars at the University of Idaho. His scholarly work has taken on a global range of intellectual issues, from his early work on the philosophies of America and Europe to his more recent focus on the philosophies of eastern and southern Asia. Since coming to the University in 1972, Gier has been one of the most active contributors to graduate study in the philosophy department. He incorporated his findings and theories into discussions and assignments in order to make students recognize that the discipline is alive.