Program Director, The Center for Testing and Career Certification
Office: GL 124
Phone: 305 348-6278 (MMC), 305 919- 5803 (BBC)
With more than 25 years of experience in student academic success, Dwight Nimblett is the Program Director of the Center for Testing and Career Certification. He credits his longevity in the academic success space to one simple formula, mindfulness. Dwight holds a doctorate in Adult Education and Human Resource Development and recycles his academic gains back into programming for students, the Center for Testing and Career Certification, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, and community.
As director of the University’s Testing Centers, he is mindful of the emerging and important roles that industry certifications, micro-credentialing, micro-masters, badging, and prior learning assessment (PLA) play in shaping the educational and career readiness landscape. Dwight, along with his testing colleagues, are committed to helping FIU position itself to navigate the exciting demands and evolving trends in Testing.
After a chance encounter with one FIU student who was diagnosed with and survived breast cancer, Dwight helped to conceptualize and form the not-for-profit (501c3), H3. Health. Hope. Healing, of which he is a board member. Its mission is to “support breast cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones, as well as those who desire to improve their wellness by providing a connection to community-based, health educational resources”.
Dwight enjoys most sports, poetry, writing children’s stories, and most of all, the art of playwriting.